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TrekToday - No Ratings Upswing On The 'Horizon'

No Ratings Upswing On The 'Horizon'

By Caillan
April 18, 2003 - 11:27 AM

See Also: 'Judgment' Episode Guide

Enterprise's ratings continued to decline for the third week in a row on Wednesday night.

"Horizon" scored a 3.5 rating / 5 share, according to overnight ratings figures published at Mediaweek. This means approximately 3.5% of American households with television sets were tuned into Enterprise, while the episode was viewed by 5% of households watching television at the time.

Ever since it returned from reruns earlier this month, Enterprise's ratings have not been on par with its previous season two figures. On April 2, "The Crossing" managed a 3.9/6 overnight rating, down from the previous first-run episode, "Canamar", which scored a 4.5/7. A week later on April 9, "Judgment" dropped slightly from "The Crossing's" figures to a 3.8/6. But "Horizon's" 3.5/5 overnight rating is only just above Enterprise's lowest overnight, a 3.4/5 scored by "Vanishing Point" during the traditionally low-rating Thanksgiving period.

Enterprise came fifth in its 8:00 p.m. timeslot, beating the WB's Dawson's Creek (2.9/5) by 21 percent. Fox won the hour, with That 70s Show and American Idol scoring a 7.6/12 and 12.7/19, respectively. Dateline NBC (6.3/10) came second, followed by CBS's Star Search (5.9/9) and repeats of My Wife and Kids (6.1/10) and George Lopez on ABC (5.7/9).

At 9:00 p.m. a repeat of UPN's revival of The Twilight Zone (2.2/3) couldn't manage anything better than last place, earning a spot in the list of Marc Berman's "losers" for the night. The WB's Angel beat the anthology series by 55 percent with a 3.4/5.

UPN was also in its usual last position with a nightly average of 2.8/4; the WB beat the Enterprise network with a 3.1/5. Fox's 9.1/14 average ensured the network emerged as the Wednesday night winner, followed by NBC (7.9/12), ABC (7.4/11) and CBS (5.9/9).

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.

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