Reality TV Television Ratings News - September 2002
ABC has announced that Wednesday's special edition of "The Bachelor," which was a lead-up to the series that dealt primarily with the casting of the program, produced solid demographic numbers in one of the most competitive hours so far this season. The September 25th airing of "The Bachelor" earned second place in the hour among Women 18-34 (5.8/14) and Teens 12-17 (2.8/9).
The NY Post reports that "The Anna Nicole Show," which looked to be the summer's breakout hit, has quietly been sliding down the ratings charts since its blockbuster debut. In little more than a month, the show has lost more than half its audience.
'Survivor: Thailand' premiere attacts more than 23 million viewers with better young demos than last seasonSeptember 20, 2002
CBS's premiere of SURVIVOR: THAILAND, the fifth edition of television's highest rated and most watched reality series, attracted an average of more than 23 million viewers (on par with last year's two editions) and topped the premiere of last season's SURVIVOR: MARQUESAS in households, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, according to Final Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, Sept. 19.
ABC's Tuesday night, which included the series premiere of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" and the series previews of "Life with Bonnie" and "Push, Nevada", made ABC the most-watched network of the evening. ABC attracted 3.2 million more viewers (12.3 million vs. 9.1 million) than second place FOX.
Almost 10 million viewers bid farewell to Roddy Mancuso, making Thursday's edition of 'Big Brother 3' the most watched Thursday edition while matching its highest adult 18-49 rating, according to final Nielsen ratings for Sept. 5.
Zap2It.com reports that as expected, Wednesday night's (Sept. 4) finale of "American Idol" drew huge ratings for the FOX network, with 22.8 million total viewers.
Reuters reports that Fox's "American Idol" delivered more record-setting numbers Tuesday with the first of this week's two-part finale, surpassing 18 million viewers overall. According to national estimates from Nielsen, "Idol" delivered the network's highest series ratings ever in the Tuesday-at-9 hour among adults 18-49 (9.3 rating, 24 share), adults 18-34 (10.2/29) and total viewers (18.69 million).
CBS announced today that 'Big Brother 3' won all three of its time periods in viewers, households and most key demographics from the week ending September 1, 2002. With Labor Day weekend, this is traditionally one of the lowest viewed weeks of the year.