Lacklustre Overnights For 'The Catwalk'

By Caillan
December 20, 2002 - 4:00 AM

See Also: 'The Catwalk' Episode Guide

Wednesday night's 'The Catwalk' scored Enterprise's second-lowest overnight ratings since the series debuted last year.

The episode averaged a 4.2 rating / 7 share, according to figures published at Mediaweek. This means approximately 4.2% of American households with television sets were tuned into Enterprise, while the episode was viewed by 7% of households watching television at the time.

Only 'Vanishing Point' achieved lower overnights (3.4/5), but that was due to the pre-Thanksgiving dip in viewers, which also affected the ratings of season one's 'Fortunate Son'. Media analyst Mark Berman called 'The Catwalk's' performance "typically comfortable."

In a night filled with repeats, Enterprise came fifth in the 8-9 p.m. timeslot, beating a rerun of the WB's Dawson's Creek, which managed a 2.6/4. NBC's first-run episode of Ed won the hour with a 7.4/12, followed by 60 Minutes II on CBS (6.8/11), repeats of ABC's My Wife and Kids (7.2/12) and George Lopez (6.2/10), and a rerun of The Bernie Mac Show (5.3/8) followed by a new episode of Cedric the Entertainer Presents (5.2/8) on Fox.

While usually at the bottom of the Wednesday night barrel this season, UPN did manage fifth place this time around with a 3.4/5, beating chief competitor the WB's 2.9/5. NBC won the evening with a 9.0/14, followed by ABC (8.0/12), CBS (7.0/11) and Fox (4.6/7).

The original article is available here at Mediaweek.

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