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Angel 5x06 - Wednesday’s Fast Nationals

Thursday 6 November 2003, by Webmaster

this day in television - 11/6/03 by brian ford sullivan bfs@thefutoncritic.com

wednesday’s metered market ratings (households, listed by program)

1. "Law & Order" (NBC) - 14.9/23
2. "The West Wing" (NBC) - 11.2/15
3. "The 37th Annual CMA Awards" (CBS) - 10.6/16
4. "The Bachelor" (ABC) - 9.2/13
5. "My Wife and Kids" (ABC) - 7.8/12
6. "Ed" (NBC) - 6.4/10
7. "It’s All Relative" (ABC) - 6.2/9
8. "That ’70s Show" (FOX) - 6.1/9
9. "The O.C." (FOX) - 6.0/9
10. "Smallville" (WB) - 5.8/9
11. "Karen Sisco" (ABC) - 5.7/9
12. "A Minute With Stan Hooper" (FOX) - 4.3/6
13. "Angel" (WB) - 4.1/6
14. "Enterprise" (UPN) - 3.9/6
15. "Jake 2.0" (UPN) - 2.4/3

Note: PAX numbers were not available.

wednesday’s fast national ratings (households, listed by program)

1. "The 37th Annual CMA Awards" (CBS) - 12.8/20
2. "Law & Order" (NBC) - 11.3/18
3. "The Bachelor" (ABC) - 8.9/13
4. "The West Wing" (NBC) - 8.3/13
5. "My Wife and Kids" (ABC) - 6.8/11
6. "Ed" (NBC) - 5.9/10
7. "It’s All Relative" (ABC) - 5.6/9
8. "Karen Sisco" (ABC) - 5.1/8
9. "The O.C." (FOX) - 5.0/8
10. "That ’70s Show" (FOX) - 4.8/8
11. "Smallville" (WB) - 4.2/7
12. "A Minute With Stan Hooper" (FOX) - 3.3/5
13. "Angel" (WB) - 2.7/4
14. "Enterprise" (UPN) - 2.5/4
15. "Jake 2.0" (UPN) - 1.5/2

wednesday’s fast national ratings (households, listed by time slot)

net. 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 avg.
abc 6.8/11 5.6/9 8.3/12 9.5/14 5.8/9 4.3/7 6.7/11
cbs 11.7/19 12.9/20 13.6/20 13.1/20 13.2/21 12.6/21 12.8/20
nbc 5.5/9 6.2/10 8.0/12 8.6/13/td> 10.9/17 11.6/19 8.5/13
fox 4.8/8 3.3/5 4.8/7 5.1/8 N/A N/A 4.5/7
upn 2.5/4 2.5/4 1.5/2 1.5/2 N/A N/A 2.0/3
wb 3.8/6 4.5/7 2.8/4 2.6/4 N/A N/A 3.4/5

wednesday’s fast national ratings (18-49 demographic, listed by program)

1. "The 37th Annual CMA Awards" (CBS) - 6.1
2. "The Bachelor" (ABC) - 6.0
3. "Law & Order" (NBC) - 5.6
4. "My Wife and Kids" (ABC) - 4.0
5. "The West Wing" (NBC) - 3.9
6. "That ’70s Show" (FOX) - 3.7
7. "It’s All Relative" (ABC) - 3.6
8. "The O.C." (FOX) - 3.5
9. "Ed" (NBC) - 3.0
9. "Karen Sisco" (ABC) - 3.0
11. "Smallville" (WB) - 2.7
12. "A Minute With Stan Hooper" (FOX) - 2.5
13. "Angel" (WB) - 2.0
14. "Enterprise" (UPN) - 1.5
15. "Jake 2.0" (UPN) - 0.9

wednesday’s fast national ratings (18-49 demographic, listed by time slot)

net. 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 avg.
abc 4.0 3.6 5.6 6.4 3.5 2.5 4.3
cbs 4.8 5.9 6.6 6.6 6.8 6.2 6.1
nbc 2.7 3.3 3.7 4.0 5.3 5.9 4.2
fox 3.7 2.5 3.4 3.6 N/A N/A 3.3
upn 1.5 1.5 0.8 0.9 N/A N/A 1.2
wb 2.3 3.0 2.0 2.0 N/A N/A 2.4

wednesday’s late-night metered market ratings

1. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC) - 5.6/14
2. "The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS) - 4.5/11
3. "Nightline" (ABC) - 3.0/7
4. "Late Night With Conan O’Brien" (NBC) - 2.4/9
5. "Last Call With Carson Daly" (NBC) - 1.7/8
5. "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" (CBS) - 1.7/6
7. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) - 1.4/5

A note about the ratings listed here: Remember that overnight ratings (often referred to as metered market ratings) is the data from "set top boxes" in approximately 20,000 households in 55 of the largest markets in the U.S. This sample covers 68.96% of all households in the U.S. These "set top boxes" track what is being watched only, not who in the household is watching what (i.e. demographic information). Overnights obviously skew to the urban audience due to the viewership being in the largest markets.

Fast national ratings is the preliminary data from 5,000 "people meters" in households across all 210 markets. This sample covers 100.00% of all households in the U.S. These "people meters" measure not only what is being watched but also who in each household is watching what in order to gather demographic information as well as the number of actual viewers (not just households) watching the program. This preliminary data does not take into account scheduling changes across the country, most notably those in the pacific time zone due to live events such as sports (hence why we list them by time slot, not program). Several days after the preliminary (or "fast" as they are more commonly known) national ratings are issued, a final national rating and share is determined for all programs on all the broadcast networks (i.e. ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, UPN, the WB and PAX), as well as the total number of viewers (in millions) that watched the program. Final national ratings are generally issued in a weekly report each Wednesday featuring rankings for each program on how it did compared to the rest of the programs that aired in said week.

Overall keep in mind fast nationals and overnight ratings are two different pieces of data from two different samples. Overnights and nationals are collected separately so one can see how a show is performing in the specified larger markets (via overnights) and nationally (via nationals).

Source: Nielsen Media Research Please note that these numbers are reproduced for journalistic purposes only.