'Future Tense' Final RatingsBy Antony
February 25, 2003 - 11:42 PM
See Also: 'Future Tense' Episode Guide
UPN has had its best Wednesday night ratings last week since November 4 2002, drawing in an average 3.9m viewers.
With the WB airing the final two episodes of its short-lived Birds of Prey, the UPN snuck into the fifth place for the evening of Wednesday 19 February. A final rating for 2.9/4 for Enterprise and 2.0/3 for lead-out show Twilight Zone helped the network achieve an overall evening score of 2.4/4. UPN beat the WB by 26% in homes, 34% in total viewers and by 13% among the 18-49 age group.
Enterprise's viewing numbers were 4,619,000, down from the previous week's 4,780,000, and it scored a 2.1/5 in the 18-49 demographic. In the 9pm slot, Twilight Zone pulled in 3,258,000 viewers, and a 1.5/3 18-49 demographic.
Despite initially encouraging overnights, 'Future Tense' still puts Enterprise at some of its lowest numbers yet. Its final rating of 2.9/4 places it only above three other episodes, and lower than the season high of 3.9/6 and season premiere of 3.2/5. Its rating of 2.1/5 in the 18-49 demographic is also at a near all time low, with only two episodes below it. It ranks lower than the season high of 3.1/9 and season premiere of 2.3/7. Finally, actual viewing numbers of 4,619,000 are not far from the season premiere of 4,890,000, but are a considerable distance from the season high of 6,260,000.
With the February sweeps figures down from last year (story) and the fact that UPN was only against the end of a cancelled show on the WB last week, Wednesday nights may continue to be problematic for UPN. The last episode of February sweeps 2003, 'Canamar' airs tomorrow.