'Awakening' Wakes To Mediocre RatingsBy Michelle
November 27, 2004 - 7:09 PM
See Also: 'Awakening' Episode Guide
The post-Thanksgiving night's episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, "Awakening", brought in fast national ratings that were slightly lower than the week before.
Zap2It reports that Enterprise brought in a 1.8 rating/3 share for UPN, putting the show in fifth place out of six in the time slot. These numbers mean that 1.8% of American households with televisions were estimated to have tuned in to "Awakening", representing 3% of homes with televisions on during the 8 p.m. hour.
Though Thanksgiving weekend has historically brought in lower ratings as audiences turn off the television to spend time traveling and with family, overall viewership was not particularly low on Friday night. CBS had the highest rating of the night for a CSI: Crime Scene Investigation rerun at 10. NBC won the 8 o'clock time slot with Dateline, which brought in a slightly-lower-than-average but still competitive 5.9/11, while CBS' Joan of Arcadia in second place earned a 5.5/10.
Enterprise did beat the WB's What I Like About You and Grounded For Life. But last week The Forge earned a slightly higher rating, a 1.9/3, while "The Augments" brought in a 2.1/4 the week before that. A UPN WWE special failed to raise the ratings at 9, putting the network in last place for the night.
The fast national ratings attempt to predict the final viewership numbers. A more complete report is at Zap2It.