Nearly 23 million viewers watch 'Survivor: All-Stars' Rob-vs-Rob showdown
By Reality TV World staff, 02/22/2004
The Friends farewell tour might be in full swing, but the All-Stars edition of CBS' Survivor is continuing to show that it's more than capable of holding its own versus the final episodes of the legendary NBC comedy.
According to final Nielsen ratings for Thursday, February 19. Survivor: All-Stars' third Thursday broadcast once again drew over 22 million viewers, numbers that continue to be well above the comparable figures of the program's most recent Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: The Amazon series.
While losing to Friends in the first half-hour, Survivor: All-Stars still finished first in the overall 8-9 PM ET/PT time period with 22.80 million overall viewers and a 10.3/24 Adults 24-54 rating/share while placing second in Households (12.9/20) and Adults 18-49 (8.7/22).
At 8:30 PM, Survivor added 3.40 million viewers (24.50 million from 21.10 million) and was up 15% in Households (13.8/21 from 12.0/19), 18% in Adults 25-54 (11.1/25 from 9.4/23), and 19% in Adults 18-49 (9.4/23 from 7.9/21). Illustrating that even the newly rescheduled Will & Grace is no match for Survivor, the performance powered CBS to a first place finish in Households, Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 during the 8:30-9:00PM time period.