Tuesday 5/3/05 ratings

TV Arts

David
from Berman

Tuesday 5/03/05 
Metered Market Ratings

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 14.2/20
NBC: 9.6/14
CBS: 9.3/14
ABC: 4.4/ 6
WB: 4.0/ 6
UPN: 2.0/ 3

-Percent Change From the Comparable Year-Ago Evening (Tuesday
5/04/04):
Fox: +27, NBC: +13, CBS: + 8, WB: - 2, UPN: -17, ABC: -21

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Fast Affiliate Ratings

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 20.53 million, NBC: 12.57, CBS: 12.27, ABC: 6.80, WB: 5.10, UPN:
2.74

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 8.4/22, NBC: 4.1/11, CBS: 3.7/10, ABC: 2.5/ 6, WB: 2.2/ 6, UPN:
1.0/ 3

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-Yesterday's Winners:
American Idol (Fox), House (Fox), The Amazing Race 7 (CBS), Law &
Order: SVU (NBC), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
Gilmore Girls (WB)

-Yesterday's Losers:
My Wife and Kids (ABC), Most Outrageous TV Moments (NBC), All of Us
(UPN), George Lopez (ABC), Eve (UPN), Blind Justice (ABC) 

-Ratings Breakdown:
Led by American Idol (Overnights: 16.3/24; Viewers: 23.80 million;
A18-49: 9.7/28) and House (Overnights: 12.2/17; Viewers: 17.26
million; A18-49: 7.0/17), Fox scored another easy Tuesday victory,
ranking first in all three categories from 8-10 p.m. As a reminder,
total viewers and adults 18-49 are based on the fast affiliate
ratings.

In season or series-finale news, CBS' veteran Judging Amy closed year
six a distant second in the 10 p.m. hour in the overnights (8.8/14),
total viewers (10.78 million) and adults 18-49 (3.1/ 8). NBC's Law &
Order: Criminal Intent (which aired out of a Law & Order: SVU
cross-over episode) led the time period with a 13.8/21 in the
overnights, 18.67 million viewers and a 6.3/17 among adults 18-49,
while ABC's Blind Justice sunk to a typically last-place 4.6/ 7 in the
overnights, 6.40 million viewers and a 2.4/ 6 among adults 18-49.
Considering CBS has up to 6 1/2 hours of programming that needs to be
fixed elsewhere for next season, Judging Amy could get a reprieve. As
for Blind Justice, the axe is ready to swing.

Despite the Tuesday Fox juggernaut, CBS remains a force to reckon with
in the Tuesday 8-10 p.m. block with its combination of the underrated
NCIS (Overnights: #2, 10.0/15; Viewers: #2, 12.99 million; A18-49: #2,
3.0/ 9) and The Amazing Race 7 (Overnights: #3, 9.2/13; Viewers: #3,
13.04 million; A18-49: #2, 5.3/13). If there is any justice on The
Amazing Race, the more deserving Uchenna and Joyce will win the cool $
million, not reality fame seekers Rob and Amber. As for Meredith and
Gretchen - kudos on a great race!

Opposite American Idol and NCIS, ABC sitcoms My Wife and Kids
(Overnights: #5, 3.8/ 6; Viewers: #3, 5.99 million; A18-49: #4, 1.9/
6) and George Lopez (Overnights: #5, 3.6/ 5; Viewers: #3, 6.00
million; A18-49: #4t, 2.0/ 5) continue to fade into oblivion, while
two episodes of NBC's Most Outrageous TV Moments averaged a typically
bland 4.4/ 7 in the overnights (#4), 5.40 million viewers (#4) and a
1.8/ 5 among adults 18-49 (#5). Also in the 8 p.m. hour was the WB's
healthy Gilmore Girls (Overnights: #3, 4.9/ 7; Viewers: #4, 5.41
million; A18-49: #3, 2.3/ 6), and struggling UPN comedies All Of Us
(Overnights: #6, 1.7/ 3; Viewers: #6, 2.16 million; A18-49: #6, 0.9/
3) and Eve (Overnights: #6, 1.9/ 3; Viewers: #6, 2.43 million; A18-49:
#6, 1.0/ 3). Will both All of Us and Eve be back in 2005-06? Stay
tuned.

At 9 p.m., and against House and The Amazing Race 7, a Tuesday 9 p.m.
edition of NBC's Law & Order: SVU got plenty of mileage with a 10.7/15
in the overnights (#2), 13.62 million viewers (#2) and a 4.2/10 among
adults 18-49 (#3). On ABC, the already renewed but fading According To
Jim (Overnights: #4, 5.3/ 7; Viewers: #4, 8.47 million; A18-49: #4,
3.2/ 8) led into a repeat of the sitcom at a fourth-place 4.3/ 6 in
the overnights, 7.57 million viewers and a 3.0/ 7 among adults 18-49.

Also in the 9 p.m. hour was the WB's One Tree Hill (Overnights: #5,
3.2/ 4; Viewers: #5, 4.80 million; A18-49: #5, 2.1/ 5) and UPN's
critically acclaimed but struggling Veronica Mars (Overnights: #6,
2.2/ 3; Viewers: #6, 2.65 million; A18-49: #6, 1.1/ 3) at typical
Tuesday levels. Let's hope more viewers discover the alluring Ms. Mars
in year two.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data, R = repeat
                                            
David
I believe it was a "Trial By Jury" episode wasn't it?
                                            
Laddy
You are correct, Sir!
                                            
Chloe
Wow, that Berman - such a stickler for accuracy!!