If you're at home watching a major sporting event, a tony telepic or a box office biggie, there's a good chance you're on ABC. If you're watching a hit drama or comedy, you're probably not.
A boffo sporting event and a retro series premiere last week boosted Fox to its second primetime victory of the season among adults under 50.
ABC scared up huge numbers Sunday for the opening night of "Stephen King's Rose Red," including the best ratings among young adults for any movie on television in more than 2-1/2 years.
Fox is off to a rad start with "That '80s Show," as the laffer dominated its half-hour Wednesday in key demos and helped send the net's other comedies to season-high scores on the night.
Season leaders NBC and CBS continued their winning ways last week, as event programming on the weekend kept the nets well ahead of Fox and ABC.
NBC's "Fear Factor" and Fox's "Ally McBeal" flourished opposite repeats of CBS' comedies Monday, scoring some of their best ratings of the season.
At Fox, mediocre perfs amid lofty expectations make for a clear-cut analysis: Net may still be a comer, but it also has a lot of work to do.
NBC continues to have the Midas touch with the Golden Globe Awards, as Sunday's telecast of the kudocast drew its largest audience in three years and dominated the night's ratings.
CBS Supreme Court drama "First Monday" continued its solid start Friday, while NFL playoff games Saturday on Fox and CBS scored significant year-to-year ratings gains.
The series premiere of the WB's drama "Glory Days" and the return of ABC laffer "The Job" both posted mediocre marks in the 9 o'clock hour Wednesday night.
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