Reality TV Television Ratings News - September 2003
Fourth edition of ABC's 'The Bachelor' opens with biggest audience ever, but NBC still dominates the overall timeslot ratingsSeptember 30, 2003
Despite getting crushed by the season premieres of NBC's resurgent "West Wing" and powerhouse "Law & Order" (which placed ninth and fourth respectively in the overall weekly ratings) in the total viewers ratings, the season premiere of "The Bachelor" won its 2-hour time slot among Adults 18-34, beating "West Wing" and "Law & Order" by 12% on average (5.8/17 vs. 5.2/15).
Airing against supersized 'Friends' premiere, second episode of 'Survivor: Pearl Islands' draws 19.3 million viewersSeptember 26, 2003
NBC's Friends and CBS's Survivor have resumed their titanic Thursday night battles, and, according to preliminary affiliate based National Nielsen ratings for Sept. 25., both shows are clearly off and running.
NBC got the 2003-04 prime-time season off to a sizzling start last night, as a two-hour “Fear Factor” teamed with the debut of “Las Vegas” to deliver NBC’s first outright victory among adults 18-49 on a premiere Monday in the 15 years since 1988. NBC won the night with its highest adult 18-49 average for a premiere Monday since 1997.
Is America looking to hear more from The Osbournes matriarch Sharon Osbourne? Judging by the first few days of ratings, the answer is no.
"Survivor" is still thriving as last night's premiere of Survivor: Pearl Islands attracted an average of 21 million viewers and dominated its time period in key adult demographics despite dealing with pre-emptions, breaking news updates, and the loss of power to more than 5.5 million residents in the mid-Atlantic states due to Hurricane Isabel.
MediaWeek.com's Marc Berman reports that anyone who thinks Survivor fever is waning may want to rethink that opinion. Despite the havoc that Hurricane Isabel unleashed on portions of the East Coast, last night's 90-minute debut of Survivor: Pearl Islands still pillaged its competition and scored a hefty 13.8/21 rating/share from 8-9:30 PM according to the preliminary Nielsen overnight ratings.
The Big Brother 4 house is down to its final two houseguests following last night's eviction of Robert, which was witnessed by a record audience of 11 million viewers, according to final Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Lisa Shannon may not have gotten a marriage proposal or the $1 million dowry, but she still got Hank (while the infamous Robert finished as runner-up) and Cupid's largest audience and highest ratings in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and key women demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary affiliate based ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 16.
According to the final Nielsen ratings for the evening of September 10, CBS's "Big Brother 4 Wednesday" was the night's highest rated program in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. The live broadcast, which saw the eviction of pilates instructor Erika Landin, matched its second largest audience of the summer.
This week’s second episode of Spike TV's "The Joe Schmo Show" on Tuesday, September 9 drew 1.2 million viewers, a 45% increase from the series premiere on the previous Tuesday.
Updating our earlier ratings story to reflect the updated in-home viewing figures, according to Nielsen Media Research, the Monday finale of NBC's reality hit “For Love or Money 2” achieved the highest adult 18-49 rating for any non-sports telecast on any network since the July 7 finale of the original “For Love or Money” series. The two finale episodes of the two "For Love Or Money" editions are prime time’s #1 and #2 non-sports telecasts among adults 18-49 for the 15 weeks since May 22.
'Big Brother 4' continues its Adults 18-49 ratings winning streak as all three editions win their time periodsSeptember 9, 2003
The final weekly national Nielsen ratings for the week ending September 7, 2003, and "Big Brother 4" has continued its Adult 18-49 winning streak as all three editions won their time periods.
ABC's season debut of its weekly "Monday Night Football" broadcast likely weakened the finale of NBC's "For Love Or Money 2," but according to Zap2It.com's premilinary Fast National ratings, the series still finished strongly.
CBS' Wednesday, September 3 telecast of the "Fourth Annual Grammy Awards" meant that the evening's normal 9PM ET "Big Brother 4" telecast was bumped to the 8PM ET timeslot, and FOX's 9PM ET broadcast of "Paradise Hotel" certainly seens to have benefited from the absense of their usual reality showdown.
Ho-hum ... another episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, another Bravo ratings record. For the third straight week, Queer Eye, which airs Tuesday at 10 PM, drew more viewers than ever before, meaning that it has set a new Bravo total audience record in six of the last eight weeks.
NBC has won its 10th Monday in 11 weeks among adults 18-49, led by the highest-rated summer edition of “Fear Factor” in nearly two years.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that reality TV dominated in the Nielsen ratings among viewers 18-49 during the summer of 2003 ... but that scripted TV continued to reign among older viewers.
A new season of "Temptation Island" might be here, and almost two years might have passed since the last edition premiered, but the ratings results remain the same -- once again "Temptation Island" is tanking in the ratings.
FOX continues to be pleased with 'Paradise Hotel' ratings performance, talks again of 'Paradise Hotel 2'September 1, 2003
According to a recent Daily Variety report, FOX continues to be happy with the ratings performance of its "Paradise Hotel" reality show and is all but confirming that the program will be back again next summer.