'Enterprise' Hits Near All-Time Low

By Christian
January 16, 2003 - 10:47 PM

Wednesday night's re-run of 'A Night in Sickbay' did no favours for the show's ratings.

The episode averaged a 2.9/4, according to figures published at Mediaweek. This means approximately 2.9% of American households with television sets were tuned into Enterprise, while the episode was viewed by 4% of households watching television at the time. The ratings are in line with the re-run of 'Dead Stop' on January 1, which also received a 2.9/4 overnight rating. These figures come from overnight ratings based on the top markets, and final ratings will be available next week.

Enterprise came last in the 8-9 p.m. timeslot. CBS's Star Search won the hour with a 9.3/14, followed by Ed on NBC that scored 7.7/12, My Wife and Kids and George Lopez on ABC that scored 7.0/11 and 6.9/10 respectively, and Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer Presents on Fox that scored 5.6/8 and 5.0/7 respectively. WB came fifth in the hour with Dawson's Creek managing a 3.9/6 rating.

Marc Berman at Mediaweek named Angel as the disappointing result of the evening. Returning to its 9pm slot with a 3.2/5 rating, it managed less than the axed Birds of Prey had been getting in the slot. It still managed to take the #5 slot in the hour however, keeping a re-run of UPN's The Twilight Zone at #6 with 2.2/3.

UPN came last in the evening overall, with a 2.6/4 rating. This is up from when 'Dead Stop' was repeated, where UPN gained a 2.1/3 rating. NBC won the night with 11.7/17, followed by ABC with 8.7/13, CBS with 8.3/12, Fox with 5.7/8, and WB with 3.5/5.

Meanwhile, The San Franciso Chronicle has reported that the previous week's 'Dawn' gained a final rating of 2.5. No 'share' figure is available. As indicated by the overnight ratings (story), it places the episode as the second-lowest rated since the series debuted last year.

The original article about the ratings for 'A Night in Sickbay' is available here at Mediaweek. The 'Dawn' final ratings article can be found here at The San Franciso Chronicle. Thanks to TrekWeb!

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