Reality TV Television Ratings News - September 2004
Despite airing against the season premiere of CBS's top-ranked CSI and the second hour of a special two-hour season premiere of ABC's Extreme Makeover, the third episode of NBC's The Apprentice 2 held up well in the ratings, retaining nearly all of of its previous week's viewers and Adults 18-49 rating.
NBC's Joey is proving to be no Friends, as Thursday's second episode of CBS's Survivor: Vanuatu once again defeated the NBC sitcom among both viewers and the advertiser-important Adults 18-49 demographic for the second week in a row.
The final ratings are in for the finale of the fifth edition of CBS's suddenly hit The Amazing Race reality series -- and for CBS, the results were truly nothing short of amazing.
CBS's Big Brother 5 went out with a bang on Tuesday, drawing its biggest audience of the season and teaming with the two-hour finale of The Amazing Race 5 to give the network its first Tuesday evening premiere week victory since the late 80's/early 90's glory days of ABC's Who's The Boss, Moonlighting, and Roseanne.
Ratings: 'Apprentice 2' rebounds with second episode, ranks as the week's top program in Adults 18-49September 21, 2004
The NFL is gone from Thursday night, and Donald Trump and NBC couldn't be happier. With ABC's special Thursday night broadcast of the football league's season opener not an issue last week, the second edition of The Apprentice rebounded sharply in the ratings, soaring 26% above the previous week's premiere rating and ending up as the ratings week's top-ranked show in the Adults 18-49 demographic.
The tribe has spoken, and now that his five friendly allies are no longer around, it looks like television viewers are starting to vote Joey Tribbiani off the island.
The National Football League might have finally succeeded in getting Donald Trump to stop doing something that, despite numerous correction attempts, the press couldn't -- namely get the self-promoting Donald to stop (incorrectly) referring to The Apprentice as "the number one show on television."
The early returns are in regarding NBC's attempt to transform its Last Comic Standing series from summer filler to fall programming feature -- and so far, things aren't looking too good for the Jay Mohr-hosted reality series.
Fox might have won its battle with Mark Burnett and gotten its The Next Great Champ reality boxing series on the air well before NBC's The Contender, but if the ratings for Tuesday's premiere episode are any indication, it doesn't look like it emerged from the fight with much of a prize.