Voyager Ratings Hit All-Time Low But Rebound

By Christian
November 30, 2000 - 9:18 PM

Traditionally, Voyager has never done well ratings-wise on the night before Thanksgiving. Over the past six years, the episode airing on that day has always been the lowest-rated episode of the November sweeps, such as last year 'The Voyager Conspiracy'. This year, 'Nightingale' was the Voyager pre-Thanksgiving episode, and unfortunately, according to a new report at the Star Trek Nielsen Ratings Information Database, this trend continued this year as well:

There is only one way to describe the 'Nightingale' ratings: extremely bad. 'Voyager' scored no more than a 2.8 rating / 5 share, down .2 ratings points from the last episode we have ratings information on, 'Inside Man' (final ratings for 'Body and Soul' did not appear via our usual source). This rating officially makes 'Nightingale' the lowest-rated Voyager episode of all time, a position previously held by the fifth-season episode 'The Fight', which scored a 2.9.

The full ratings report for 'Nightingale', also including timeslot info and a look at the future, can be found in the full report.

Fortunately, another Voyager tradition was upheld during the November sweeps, as yesterday's 'Flesh and Blood' telemovie performed pretty well, like all Voyager two-hour events:

As expected, 'Flesh and Blood' performed pretty well for Voyager, taking in an average 4.7 rating / 7 share, with the show even scoring a 5.1/8 in its second hour. That's Voyager's highest overnight rating since 'Imperfection' at the start of the season, and comparable to the overnight rating earned by last year's big sweeps episode, 'Pathfinder'.

Again, for the full report, click here.

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