Big ‘Trace’ lifts Eye

Morning Ratings Flash -- Rick Kissell

CBS, with its typical winning scores from “Survivor” and “CSI” and the first-ever demo victory for “Without a Trace” over “ER,” easily captured the third Thursday of the season in all key ratings categories.

For CBS, “Survivor: Guatemala” (6.2 rating/17 share in adults 18-49, 17.9 million viewers overall), “CSI” (9.4/23 in 18-49, 28 million viewers overall) and “Without a Trace” (7/18 in 18-49, 21.5 million viewers overall) were all up week-to-week and led their hours in 18-49 and dominated in total viewers. “Trace” became the first regularly skedded drama to top an original episode of NBC’s “ER” (6.2/16 in 18-59, 14 million viewers overall) in the 12 seasons the medical skein has been on the air.

Also for NBC, “Joey” continued to lag at 8 (2.9/8 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall), and “Will & Grace” built on it 8:30 (3.6/10 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall). “The Apprentice” followed with what could be its lowest rating to date (4.5/11 in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall).

ABC dramas “Alias” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) and “Nightstalker” (2.2/5 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) couldn’t take advantage of Fox resting its dramas for baseball, and both were down week-to-week. At 10, “Primetime” (2/5 in 18-49, 6 million viewers overall) was up slightly.

Prelim ratings are deemed unreliable for Fox’s National League baseball playoff game between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros, but it averaged a 2.4 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers overall on Fox’s affiliates from 8 to 11 p.m.

UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall) lost a little more of its aud in week three, while the WB’s “Smallville” continues to look good in its new timeslot (2.6/7 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall), and “Everwood” (1.7/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) improved upon its preem perf.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 7.5/19; NBC, 4.7/12; Fox, 2.4/6; ABC, 2.2/6; WB, 2.2/6; UPN, 1.4/4.

In total viewers: CBS, 22.5 million; NBC, 10.5 million; Fox, 7.2 million; ABC, 6.4 million; WB, 4.9 million; UPN, 3.6 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

Loading