Friday, February 17, 2006

Overnight TV Ratings

The Hollywood Reporter has more definite numbers for Thursday night. Again, the Olympics got beat by both Dancing With The Stars and Survivor. (And don't fail to notice that the older skewing Dancing beat Survivor in total viewers for the second week in a row.) Dancing had 19.8 million viewers 8-9 p.m.and then peaked with 21.2 million from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Survivor had 17.1 million and the Olympics was third with 15.8 million. The Olympics only tied a REPEAT of CSI in the most coveted demo but scored 20 million viewers to CSI's 18.5 mil. At ten, the Olympics finally behaved like a champion as 21 million ice skating fans watched Johhny Weir fail to put it together in the long program easily won the hour.

1 comment:

Ed Sikov said...

I take issue with the whole concept of ratings as horserace. Yes, advertising dollars are at stake. But why must everything in our culture be described in terms of winning and losing? People wanna watch different stuff - that's all.