'Inside Man' Ties With Second Lowest Rating Ever

By Amy
April 9, 2001 - 5:07 PM

Courtesy of the Star Trek Nielsen Database, the ratings for the most recently aired Voyager episodes in the US - 'Inside Man' national ratings and 'Body and Soul' overnights - are now out. The news, however, if somewhat surprising, is not good. On the global front though, the news isn't completely bad - 'Voyager's' beating 'Buffy' in the UK.

Despite another marginal gain in the overnight results, last week's Voyager episode, 'Inside Man' slipped dramatically in the national ratings, down to .4 from 2.3/4 to 1.9/4. This makes 'Inside Man' the second lowest-rating episode for the season - and indeed the second ever lowest-rating for a repeat Voyager episode.

Meanwhile, after posting a small gain last week, Wednesday's Voyager episode, 'Body and Soul' on a 3.3/5 fell once more from the proceeding week's 3.6/ 5 ('Inside Man'). This also actually ties the overall score for 'Flesh and Blood' as Voyager's lowest overnight rating for this repeat period.

However, all is not lost on the ratings front - at least in the United Kingdom. The March 26 broadcast of 'Critical Care' was Sky One's second most popular show of the week, drawing in .96 million viewers - an impressive result in a potential audience of only around 5 million. According to Omega Horizons, it was beaten only by a new episode of 'The Simpsons', with 1.03 million viewers. 'Angel' and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', WB series both currently tying or even out-performing Voyager in the US, followed in third and fourth place, pulling .75 and .73 million viewers respectively.

For a more complete run-down on the United States ratings, look under the overnight ratings for the 'Body and Soul' repeat and the 'Inside Man' repeat weekly ratings at the Star Trek Nielsen Database. More information on ratings in the UK can be found at Omega Horizons.

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