Human Error Hype Leads To Minor Ratings Hike

By Amy
March 8, 2001 - 7:27 PM

It remains somewhat mixed news on the Voyager Nielsen front, though the overall picture appears to be at least somewhat positive. Courtesy of the Star Trek Nielsen Database, both the weekly ratings for 'Workforce Part II' and the overnights for 'Human Error', last night's controversial Voyager episode, are out.

Despite all the hype and controversy that surrounded the episode, 'Human Error' managed to gain only .1 from last week's 'Workforce Part II', pulling the over all rating up to 5.1/8. The good news, however, that it *was* a rise and that this is the second week for quite some time that Voyager has scored 5 or over. Even better is the news that they've managed a 59% improvement over their lead-in from 'Seven Days'.

Meanwhile, 'Workforce Part 2' received a rather disappointing 3.2/5, only .2 up from last week's score of 3.0/5 for the first half of 'Workforce'. This is particularly bad considering the high overnight ratings and that last weeks episode was up against the Grammies and the second part of telemovies historically have done much better then the first part.

For a more complete run-down on the ratings for these two episodes, look under the overnight ratings for 'Human Error' and the 'Workforce Part II' weekly ratings at the Star Trek Nielsen Database. Thanks go out to Capone for his assistance!

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