Reality TV Television Ratings News - July 2003
It worked once, so why not try it again? Michael Starr in the NY Post reports that NBC is "definitely considering re-airing" episodes of the Bravo hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, in the face of record-breaking ratings for the cable show. The July 29 episode of the show on Bravo (which is owned by NBC) drew 2.8 million viewers, smashing the record for the most-watched show in Bravo history: the 1.6 million who watched the series premiere on July 15. The first episode then drew 6.7 million viewers to NBC when re-aired on the broadcast network on July 24.
According to the AC Nielsen overnight ratings, the July 28 third episode of “For Love or Money 2” averaged a 4.1 rating and 11 share among adults 18-49. The numbers were the program's best in its three-week run following the successful launch of its predecessor, “For Love or Money.”
According to preliminary information released by the AC Nielsen ratings service, NBC served up some tasty numbers for the July 27 second episode of its new reality series “The Restaurant” (Sundays, 10-11 p.m. ET) with a 13 percent jump among adults 18-49 (3.5 rating/10 share, 8.4 million viewers overall) over its series premiere on July 20,
CBS has announced that Episode 9 of "The Amazing Race 4" dashed off with its best across-the-board ratings since its May premiere.
CBS has announced that "Big Brother 4" won all three of its time periods in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the week ending July 27, 2003.
The new hit Bravo series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” generated strong ratings results in a special Thursday telecast on the NBC network last night, retaining 86 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from television’s #2 comedy among adults 18-49, “Will & Grace.” Over the previous six weeks, NBC has averaged an 83 percent retention in that time period with a combination of “Will & Grace” and “Frasier.”
For the third time in four weeks, NBC has earned a share of the Sunday lead among adults 18-49, aided last night by strong premiere numbers from the new reality series “The Restaurant.”
According to final National Nielsen ratings, yesterday's 10PM ET of the second episode of CBS' new "Cupid" reality dating series drew a 4.9 rating / 9 share and 7.71 million overall viewers. The program was first in adults 18-34 (3.8/13) and second in households, viewers, adults 18-49 (3.6/11) and adults 25-54 (3.9/11).
According to final National Nielsen ratings, the second CBS 9PM Wednesday broadcast of "Big Brother 4" once again significantly defeated FOX's "Paradise" Hotel" in the head-to-head battle of caged human hamster programs.
Last night’s 10-11 PM ET premiere of the new Bravo original series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” has rewritten the cable network’s ratings record book, attracting a stellar 1.166 million viewers in the adult 25-54 category, 1.204 million viewers in the adult 18-49 category and 1.641 million total viewers. “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” also achieved a Bravo-record 1.61 household rating.
According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, Monday night's 10-11 PM ET, “Who Wants to Marry My Dad?” (3.3/9 in Adults 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall) finished within 0.2 of a ratings point of CBS’ “CSI: Miami” in 18-49, and from 10:30-11 p.m. ET, “Who Wants to Marry My Dad?” tied for first in 18-49.
According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, Monday night's 9-10 PM ET premiere of “For Love Or Money 2” (3.5/10 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall) claimed the time period in Adults 18-49 over CBS’ rebroadcasts of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “King of Queens,” FOX’s “Paradise Hotel” and all other competition.
According to final National Nielsen ratings for July 10, the sixth episode of CBS' "The Amazing Race 4" scored a 5.2 rating/10 share and drew 8.05 million overall viewers to finish second in it's timeslot to a repeat of NBC's "Friends" (5.8/11.)
Ratings: Premiere of CBS' 'Cupid' places first in Adults 18-34, but 'Law & Order' still dominates overallJuly 10, 2003
According to preliminary affiliate based National Nielsen ratings., the CBS premiere of "Cupid" trounced its ABC "The Dating Experiment" reality competition on Wednesday, July 9 but still fell well short of NBC's all-powerful "Law & Order" in overall viewers.
According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, from 9-10 PM ET, “Last Comic Standing” (3.7/11 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) achieved its highest 18-49 rating since the show’s June 10 debut.
Here's a ratings shocker... men watch scantly clad cheerleaders. According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, a special all-NFL cheerleader episode of “Dog Eat Dog” (3.3 rating, 11 share among adults 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) opened the night with its strongest 18-49 rating in five weeks.
According to preliminary affiliate based National Nielsen ratings. "Big Brother 4" brought a bolt of reality to the competition with a strong premiere on Tuesday, July 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network,
According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, NBC's "For Love Or Money" concluded its initial run with timeslot-dominating numbers and the highest adult 18-49 rating for any telecast on any network since the May sweeps, With its lofty finale numbers, “For Love Or Money” is now the #2 show overall for the summer to date in 18-49 and it remains the summer’s #1 reality series.
According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, the 8PM July 1 telecast of “Dog Eat Dog” (3.0 rating, 11 share among adults 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) beat Fox’s “American Juniors” in all key adult and adult-male categories, plus women 18-34 and women 25-54 (tie). However the program placed third in an extremely close overall numbers race, drawing a 4.7 rating and 9 share to FOX's "American Juniors" (4.9/9) and CBS' "JAG" (4.8/9).
According to updated in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, the July 1 episode of “Last Comic Standing” (3.5/11 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall) ruled its Tuesday 9PM ET hour, winning in most key demographics, households and total viewers and leading the key 18-49 category by a commanding 35 percent margin.
According to preliminary “fast affiliate-based” in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, Tuesday, June 30th's 9-10 PM ET of the penultimate episode of “For Love Or Money” (3.9/11 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall) nearly matched its 4.0 adult 18-49 rating of the previous week, the highest result for any reality telecast on any network in the last 20 nights.