'Enterprise' Ratings At ImpulseBy Caillan
April 11, 2003 - 4:58 AM
See Also: 'Judgment' Episode Guide
Enterprise Wednesday night scored its second-lowest first-run overnight ratings since the series premiered in 2001.
"Judgment" earned a 3.8 rating / 6 share, Mediaweek reported. This means approximately 3.8% of American households with television sets were tuned into Enterprise, while the episode was viewed by 6% of households watching television at the time.
These ratings were down from last week's episode, "The Crossing", which managed a 3.9/6 in the overnights, but did not reach the depths of the 3.4/5 scored by "Vanishing Point" during the traditionally low-rating Thanksgiving period. In the months prior to March's rerun period Enterprise had been scoring overnight ratings of between 4.2 and 4.5.
Enterprise came fifth in its 8:00 p.m. timeslot, besting the WB's Dawson's Creek (2.8/4) by 24%. The combination of Fox's That 70's Show and American Idol won the hour with ratings of 7.0/11 and 12.5/18, respectively, followed by NBC's Dateline (7.7/11) and ABC's comedy line-up of My Wife & Kids (7.1/11) and George Lopez (6.0/9). Star Search on CBS was fourth with a 6.0/9.
A rerun of Series V's lead-out show The Twilight Zone was last at 9:00 p.m., beaten by the WB's Angel (3.4/5) by 70 percent. 60 Minutes II won the hour for CBS with a 8.4/12, followed by the combination of Fox's The Bernie Mac Show and Wanda at Large (8.9/13 and 7.6/11, respectively). ABC's The Bachelor came fourth with a 8.0/12, while a repeat of The West Wing on NBC managed fifth place with a 7.7/11.
UPN couldn't manage more than last place for the night, with its 2.9/4 average just below the WB's 3.1/4. Fox was the Wednesday winner with a 9.0/13 average, followed by NBC (8.3/12), ABC (7.2/11) and CBS (6.9/10). The Enterprise network will no doubt be hoping to improve on this performance in upcoming weeks, with the crucial May sweeps period officially beginning on April 24.
Please note that these figures only represent the overnight ratings from the top television markets in the country. The final national ratings, measuring all markets, should be available in a week's time. As Star Trek tends to be most popular in large urban markets, the final figures are usually lower than the overnight ratings.
The original ratings information is available here at Mediaweek.