‘Survivor,’ Trump top Thursday

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

As repeats returned to the sked one night after the close of the February sweep, fresh installments of NBC’s “The Apprentice” and CBS’ “Survivor: All Stars” put up Thursday’s best numbers while NBC also scored with part one of Princess Diana’s “Secret Tapes,” according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

From 9 to 10, “The Apprentice” logged the evening’s best demo ratings (9.9/24 in adults 18-49, 20.3 million viewers overall), besting a repeat of CBS drama “CSI” (7.4/18 in adults 18-49, 22.7 million viewers overall), which remained the night’s most-watched program.

Night’s opening hour saw “Survivor” (8.7/23 in adults 18-49, 23.4 million viewers overall) top NBC’s combo of a repeat “Friends” (7.2/20 in adults 18-49, 17.1 million viewers overall) and an original “Will & Grace” (7.0/18 in adults 18-49, 15.5 million viewers overall).

From 10 to 11, “Princess Diana’s Secret Tapes” (7.2/19 in adults 18-49, 16.8 million viewers overall) defeated in key demos a repeat of CBS’ “Without a Trace” (5.3/14 in adults 18-49, 17.5 million viewers overall) and ABC newsmag “Primetime” (3.6/10 in adults 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 8.1/21; CBS, 7.2/18; ABC, 2.7/7; UPN, 1.9/5; Fox, 1.5/4; WB, 1.2/3.

In total viewers: CBS, 21.2 million; NBC, 17.8 million; ABC, 7.5 million; UPN, 4.9 million; Fox, 3.9 millionl WB, 3.1 million.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety