'The Shipment' Lifts 'Enterprise' To Pre-Baseball NumbersBy Michelle
October 30, 2003 - 7:27 PM
See Also: 'The Shipment' Episode Guide
Star Trek: Enterprise saw an increase in overnight ratings last night over "Exile" two weeks ago when the baseball playoffs crushed the show's numbers.
According to Mediaweek.com's Programming Insider, this week's Enterprise episode, "The Shipment", earned a 3.9 total rating/6 share. This means that approximately 3.9% of American households with television sets were tuned to Enterprise, while "Exile" was viewed by 6% of households watching television at the time.
These overnight ratings are identical to those for "Impulse", which aired the week before "Exile." Last week UPN opted to show a rerun rather than try to compete with the World Series.
Over on the WB, genre rival Smallville brought in a 5.9/9 rating, a 51% improvement on Enterprise which columnist Marc Berman described as "fading" since 22% of its audience on the night from last year has evaporated.
UPN remains in sixth place out of the six ranked networks for Enterprise's hour.
Total ratings for this week will be available tomorrow. The overnight ratings for Wednesday night are here.