'Babel One' Counteracts 'Observer Effect'

By Michelle
January 29, 2005 - 11:13 PM

See Also: 'Babel One' Episode Guide

"Babel One", the first episode in a trilogy, raised the fast national ratings for Star Trek: Enterprise from last week's lows brought in by "Observer Effect", but the numbers are still below averages from last season and earlier this season.

Zap2It reports that "Babel One" brought in a 1.7 rating/3 share for UPN last night. These numbers mean that 1.7% of American households with televisions were estimated to have tuned in to Enterprise at 8 p.m., representing 3% of homes watching television during that hour.

Two weeks ago, "Daedalus" earned a 1.9 in the fast national ratings, yet finished in last place for the hour. Last night, "Babel One" finished ahead of the WB's comedy What I Like About You and the series finale of Grounded for Life, which has often trailed Enterprise this season.

UPN finished in last place overall among the networks. CBS won the night, though in Enterprise's 8 p.m. hour, its Joan of Arcadia finished behind NBC's Dateline.

CBS and NBC also finished first and second respectively among adults, with UPN trailing, as new CBS series Numb3rs at 10 brought in a 9.8/17 to become the evening's most watched hour of television.

A more complete report on the fast national ratings report is at Zap2It.

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