TI Not Tempting Enough To Knock Off New 'West Wing' Episode
By SurvivorBlows, 01/25/2001
Fox's "Temptation Island" continued to entice viewers with its third episode on Wednesday, although its small week-to-week declines suggest that it may not be a "Survivor"-like wildfire hit after all.
According to Nielsen, Wednesday's episode of the six-week reality series won its hour by 6 shares in adults 18-49 and by 19 shares in adults 18-34, while placing second to NBC's "The West Wing" in total viewers. It combined with another strong, though not as dominant, performance from rookie laffer "Grounded for Life" to give Fox its third straight Wednesday victory in 18-49.
"Temptation" (16.83 million viewers, 8.8/21 in adults 18-49) was down vs. its second episode by 5% in viewers and by 8% in adults 18-49, but up slightly vs. its strong premiere numbers of two weeks ago (16.1m, 8.3/19). A key factor in its drop this week is that timeslot foe "West Wing," fresh off a Golden Globe victory on Sunday, was airing an original episode after being in repeat the previous week.