'Rajiin' Total Numbers Show Positive TrendsBy Michelle
October 3, 2003 - 8:16 PM
"Rajiin" posted final ratings that represent a significant rebound from its low overnight numbers, yet UPN remained firmly in last place for Wednesday night.
According to Mediaweek.com's Programming Insider, Enterprise earned a 2.7 rating/4 share in the final household ratings this week. These numbers mean that approximately 2.7% of American households with television sets were tuned to "Rajiin", while the episode was viewed by 4% of households watching television at the time.
These numbers represent Enterprise's highest total rating of its third season, though the share is one point lower than the first two episodes of the 2003-2004 broadcast year. "Rajiin" brought in 4.52 million viewers, compared to the 4 million viewers who watched "Extinction." This makes it Enterprise's most-watched episode of this season and the third-most-watched episode of the 2003 calendar year.
Despite these improvements, Enterprise remained in last place for the 8 p.m. time slot. Smallville achieved a 4.2 rating/7 share, bringing in 6.83 million viewers. It also had a larger share of the adults 18-49 demographic.
NBC's Ed brought in disappointing numbers compared to its ratings last year at this time. Next week the baseball playoffs will affect all other shows in the 8 p.m. time slot.
The Programming Insider's Mark Berman gave "Rajiin" a grade of C and noted, "Too bad Scott Bakula can't leap back into an older - and better - edition of Star Trek. And too bad Jake 2.0 isn't reaching a 2.0." To see the full Wednesday overnight ratings, visit MediaWeek.