Fox Hits Ratings Home Run, UPN SuffersBy Michelle
October 18, 2003 - 5:45 PM
See Also: 'Exile' Episode Guide
As FOX swept the ratings for households, total viewers and adults 18-49 with its coverage of the seventh game of the Major League Baseball championship series, UPN and Enterprise suffered declining ratings and viewership.
According to Mediaweek.com's Programming Insider, this week's Enterprise episode, "Exile", earned a 2.3 total rating/4 share. This means that approximately 2.3% of American households with television sets were tuned to Enterprise, while "Exile" was viewed by 4% of households watching television at the time.
3.46 million viewers watched the episode, the lowest numbers for the series this season. The show finished in last place in the rankings for the hour. Nearest rival Smallville on the WB brought in a 3.9/6 household rating and 6.47 million viewers.
The total ratings earned by "Exile" is marginally above low point "Horizon" but marks a decline from last week's "Impulse", which finished with a 2.8/4 rating, the highest numbers since February sweeps. "Exile" was also lost more than half a million viewers who had tuned in the week before.
The total ratings for Wednesday night are available here. UPN has scheduled a rerun this week so as not to conflict with the World Series.