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Voyager Ratings Sink After Season Premiere

By Christian
October 19, 2000 - 9:41 PM

Greg Fuller at the Star Trek Nielsen Ratings Information Database just posted the national ratings report for last week's Voyager episode, 'Imperfection', as well as the overnight ratings for yesterday's 'Drive'. Unfortunately, news wasn't particulary good, with 'Imperfection' dropping more than a full ratings point below the season premiere's ratings:

"Imperfection" saw Voyager's ratings crash back to Earth after hitting new highs last week, only managing a 3.6 rating, 6 share. That's down by a huge margin of almost a full household ratings point from last week's 4.5/7 premiere and even down almost 10 percent from last season's second episode, "Survival Instinct," which tallied a 3.9/6.

Of course, this is only the second episode for which national ratings are available, so things could still improve over the course of the final season. However, the overnight ratings for 'Drive' also did not bode very well:

Voyager took another dive this week with "Drive," falling to a 4.9 rating, 8 share. That's down from both weeks so far this year, off another .3 from last week's "Imperfection." This kind of mark is fairly similar to the numbers Voyager was earning through much of last season, which is not encouraging.

National numbers for 'Drive' should be available sometime next week. More information can be found in Greg's full reports for 'Imperfection' and 'Drive'.

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