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New Ratings Reports

By Christian
May 19, 2000 - 12:01 AM

Greg Nielsen has updated the Star Trek Nielsen Ratings Information Database with the final ratings report for last week's 'Life Line', and the overnight report for 'The Haunting Of Deck Twelve', yesterday's new Voyager episode. 'Life Line' performed rather well:

"Life Line" brought in Voyager's best May ratings since "Hope and Fear" at the end of the fourth season with a 3.7 rating, 6 share. That's only average as far as the whole season goes, but is well above any mark earned by this May or last. The show was easily up over last week's 3.4 showing from "Fury" and from last year's "Relativity," which managed only a 3.3.

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This would ordinarily be a very weak rating for the stunt show it was, but considering Voyager's typically awful May showings, the rating is respectable. With it, Voyager is nearly assured of defeating last year's May sweeps period, something uncommon in year-to-year comparisons of Star Trek series. The only weak link in May's lineup comes next week before Voyager caps its season with one of modern Trek's most reliable ratings stunts -- a big Borg cliffhanger.

Timeslot competition info can be found in the full report.

Lacking any big sweeps stunts, 'Haunting' did not perform quite as well, according to Greg's report:

"The Haunting of Deck 12" was off from last week's overnight showing, only bringing in a 4.4 rating, 6 share. That's down from "Life Line"'s 4.9/7 and below Voyager's average overnight mark. This rating definately reflects the show's lack of ratings stunts as compared to every other May show.

Find more in the full overnight ratings report.

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