'Anomaly' Overnights Show Slight Drop

By Michelle
September 18, 2003 - 8:18 PM

See Also: 'Anomaly' Episode Guide

The overnight ratings for "Anomaly", the second episode of Enterprise's third season, showed only a four percent decline from the season opener, "The Xindi."

However, according to Mediaweek.com's Programming Insider, UPN was 21 percent off its ratings for the same week a year earlier, when Enterprise's second season premiere brought in much higher numbers than this season's premiere.

Much of this network-wide plummet can be attributed to the drop of nearly 21 percent in the audience for Enterprise lead-out series Jake 2.0.

"Anomaly" earned a 4.2 rating/7 share. This means that approximately 4.2% of American households with television sets were tuned in to the series, while the episode was viewed by 7% of households watching television at the time.

UPN placed fifth in the 8-9 p.m. time slot, one place lower than last week yet ahead of The WB.

When The WB begins airing new Smallville episodes in October, however, those placements are likely to reverse. None of Smallville's new episodes in its former Tuesday night timeslot received an overnight rating of less than 4.3.

The full overnight ratings may be found here.

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