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'Love Cruise' Sinks While Leaving Port, Premiere Finishes 4th In Ratings


By Reality TV World staff, 09/26/2001 

Well, as can be expected after all the delays and schedule shuffling, last night's 'Love Cruise' premiere did pretty terrible -- finishing 4th in the 9PM ratings race behind NBC's season premiere of 'Frasier,' CBS' series premiere of 'The Guardian,' and ABC's season premiere of 'Spin City.'

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'Frasier' kicked off its season with an hour-long premiere, winning the hour with a 14.3/21 and taking the top numbers of any show on the night. It also rose from a 13.7/20 in the first half hour (7.2/11) to a 14.8/21 in the second (8.3/12).

CBS' new series "The Guardian" followed, taking a strong 10.4/15 for the hour (compared to the usual "Big Brother 2" 8.0/12 ratings in the timeslot), coming in second.

Michael J. Fox's appearance in the hour-long season premiere of 'Spin City' didn't seem to have much effect, as the series could only manage third place for the hour with a 9.1/13.

And in LAST PLACE, 'Love Cruise' kicked off with relatively low numbers, averaging a 5.7/8 (and with little hope of "building steam," given the compressed three-week timeframe into which the seven episode series has been crunched.) The show also ranked fourth among Adults 18-49 with a 3.7/9. One piece of good news for the show -- it did rise over the hour slightly, meaning viewers did stick with it... yay for small victories.

Source: Zap2It.com









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