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.
Viewers turned out in pretty good numbers Tuesday for the series preems of ABC gameshow "The Chair" and CBS drama "First Monday."
NBC is enjoying its most dominant season in years, but it seems the Peacock plumage isn't quite as bright these days.
The finale of "Survivor: Africa" lifted CBS to another victory last week in total viewers, while NBC scored an impressive victory in young adults.
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