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David Boreanaz - "Bones" Tv Series - Good Ratings For The Series Premiere

Wednesday 14 September 2005, by Webmaster

FOX Rocks the ’House’ Tuesday

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005

The second-season premiere of "House" showed it could stand on its own, leading FOX to a sizable ratings win Tuesday.

For the night, FOX averaged an 8.2 rating/13 share, beating NBC, 5.6/9, by a wide margin. CBS finished third at 5.1/8. The WB, 3.8/6, managed to grab fourth, slipping past ABC, 3.7/6. UPN trailed with a 1.5/2.

FOX also led among adults 18-49 with a 4.8 rating. NBC took second in the demographic at 3.0, followed by CBS, 2.7 and The WB, 2.6. ABC averaged 2.1 and UPN 0.9.

The series premiere of "Bones" got FOX off to a healthy start at 8 p.m. with a 6.6/11. An "NCIS" rerun on CBS was second at 5.9/10, beating the season opener of "The Biggest Loser," 5.0/8, on NBC. "Gilmore Girls" returned with a 4.0/7 for The WB, which beat reruns of "According to Jim" and "Rodney" on ABC. UPN went with repeats of "Girlfriends" and "Half & Half."

"House" built on FOX’s lead at 9 p.m., scoring a 9.8/15 — the night’s best rating. CBS stayed in second with "Big Brother 6." The final half-hour of "The Biggest Loser" improved to 5.9/9, but its lead-out, "Tommy Lee Goes to College," came in at only 3.3/5, giving NBC a 4.6/7 for the hour. The premiere of "Supernatural" averaged 3.5/5 for The WB, just beating the World Music Awards, 3.4/5, on ABC. UPN’s "R U the Girl" was sixth.

NBC took the 10 p.m. hour with "Law & Order: SVU," 7.2/12. "Rock Star: INXS" averaged 4.0/7 for CBS, and the World Music Awards posted a 3.8/6 for ABC.

# Ratings information is taken from fast national data. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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