‘Babylon 5’ slips a bit in second week

“Babylon 5,” the latest addition to Warner Bros.’ Prime Time Entertainment Network, saw its ratings dip slightly but still posted solid numbers in its second week.

In the 29 Nielsen metered markets, “Babylon 5” averaged a 5.0 rating/8 share, compared with a 6.8/10 in its debut. The show increased from its debut in several markets, including San Francisco (+9%), Detroit (+14%) and Baltimore (+ 20%).

Warner Bros.’ two-hour telefilm “Pointman,” which may become a regular PTEN series, averaged a 5.9/10. According to Warner Bros., stations airing “Pointman” between Jan. 24 and Feb. 6 delivered ratings gains of 23%-25% over February 1993 time periods.