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Enterprise Warps Into Strong Rerun Figures

By Antony
March 6, 2003 - 6:53 PM

Enterprise kicked off its reruns with a strong performance yesterday, with figures almost up to the levels of October 2002.

"The Communicator" averaged a 3.2/5 rating, according to figures published at MediaWeek. This means approximately 3.2% of American households with television sets were tuned into Enterprise, while the episode was viewed by 5% of households watching television at the time. These figures come from overnight ratings based on the top markets, and final ratings will be available next week.

This puts it considerably higher than the last episode to be re-run — "The Seventh" — which scored 2.5/4 back in January. And it puts the show almost at the level last seen with "Shockwave, Part II" which scored a 3.4/5 rating back on October 23 2002.

Enterprise came fifth in the 8pm timeslot, beating the WB's repeat of Dawson's Creek on 2.0/3. Fox's American Idol won the hour with 12.4/18, followed by ABC with My Wife and Kids on 7.6/12 and George Lopez on 7.2/11, CBS with Star Search on 6.7/10 and NBC with Ed on 6.4/10.

In the 9pm slot, a rerun of Enterprise lead-out The Twilight Zone wilted in the face of a new episode of Angel. However, The Twilight Zone still faired reasonably well, with its 2.6/4 rating actually ahead of a 2.5/4 it received for an all-new episode a few weeks ago.

UPN once again played its rotating game with the WB, taking the fifth position from the frog network for the evening. Its 2.9/4 rating just edged out the WB's 2.8/4. Fox won the night with 9.3/14, followed by NBC with 8.4/13, ABC with 7.6/11 and CBS on 7.3/11.

The original article is available here at MediaWeek.

Final ratings figures for last week's "Canamar" show a sharp decline in viewing numbers.

According to Enterprise Nielsen Ratings, the episode scored a 2.8/4 final rating. Although that's in line with the recent 2.9/4 and 2.9/5 final ratings the show has been receiving, the viewership of 4,100,000 is down from the previous week's 4,620,000.

These final results continue the trend of being contrary to overnight ratings. Two weeks ago overnight ratings went up, yet final ratings showed a decline. And although "Canamar" held those same overnight figures, Enterprise has again seen a drop in the final numbers.

You can find the original figures here here at Enterprise Nielsen Ratings.

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