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Checking in on SF/F TV Ratings

OK time to look at 18-49 demo ratings changes for science fication and fantasy genre shows comparing the week of Sept 24 – Sept 30 to the week of Oct. 3 – Oct 9.

NOTE: Ratings of “2.3” means about 2.3 million households with 18- to 49-year-olds were tuned in. A “#2” behind a program’s name means it was rated as the second-most-watched show that night for 18- to 49-year-olds

Monday

  • 8 p.m.
    Surface – NBC (steady to growing)
    9-26: #11 rated with a 2.9
    10-3 #11 rated with a 3.0
  • 10 p.m.
    Medium – NBC (looks this like the post-Emmy curious didn’t stick around)
    9-26:#3 rated with a 5.0
    10-3: #5 rated with a 4.6

Tuesday

  • 9 p.m.
    Supernatural – The WB (Growing)
    9-27 No. 15 with a 2.1
    10-4: No. 14 with a 2.4

Wednesday

  • 9 p.m.
    Lost – ABC (Again, some of the Emmy curious sampled and left)
    9-28 #1 rated with a 9.4
    10-5 #1 rated with a 9.0
  • 10 p.m.
    Invasion – ABC (losing audience)
    9-28 #2 with a 5.4
    10-5 #2 with a 4.7

Thursday

  • 8 p.m.
    Alias – ABC (being beaten by a WB show which is not shown in many U.S. cities)
    9-29 #11 with a 2.4
    10-6 #9 with a 2.4

    Smallville – The WB (Steady in new timeslot)
    9-29 #10 with a 2.6
    10-6 #8 with a 2.6

  • 9 p.m.
    CSI – CBS (Growing)
    9-29 #1 with a 9.1
    10-6 #1 with a 9.5

    Night Stalker – ABC (Hurting against CSI)
    9-29 # 9 with a 2.7
    10-6 #11 with a 2.2

Friday

  • 8 p.m.
    Ghost Whisperer – CBS (show is skewing old – #1 in the over 50 demo, but
    bleeding younger viewers)
    9-30 #2 with a 2.6 (probable bump from Prison Break guest star)
    10-7 #3 with a 2.9
  • 9 p.m.
    Threshold – CBS (growing an audience despite the fall off of its lead-in)
    9-30 #5 with a 2.3
    10-7 #4 with a 2.5
  • 10 p.m.
    NUMB3RS – CBS (steady Friday night hit)
    9-30 #1 with a 3.2
    10-7 #1 with a 3.2

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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