Overnight Ratings for Jan 5, 2000

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NBC’s “Law & Order” Rules Wednesday
Thu, Jan 6, 2000 07:07 AM PST

LOS ANGELES ( – Overnight Metered Market Ratings for
Wednesday, January 5, 2000.

NBC held on to its Wednesday night (January 5) lead with top ratings for
“Law & Order,” pulling an 11.5 rating/17 share (last week, 8.1/13). CBS
stayed in second with an 8.9/13 (7.9/13), thanks to the CBS Wednesday movie,
“Sabrina.” FOX landed in third with an 8.5/13 (5.9/9) with help from “TV
Scandals.” ABC took fourth place with high marks from “The Drew Carey Show”
bringing in a 7.9/12 (7.0/11) for the night. UPN had a 3.4/5 (3.6/6) in
fifth, while the WB had a 3.1/5 (2.9/5) in sixth.

NBC started off the night with the newsmagazine “Dateline,” which pulled a
10.3/16 (8.0/13). A repeat of “The West Wing” brought a 10.4/15 (7.0/11)
during the 9 p.m. hour. At 10 p.m., “Law & Order,” took top honors for the
night with a 14.0/23 (9.3/15).

A repeat of “King of Queens” started the night for CBS, pulling a 7.9/12
(last week “Cosby,” 7.6/12). At 8:30, an encore presentation of the CBS
Wednesday movie “Sabrina” averaged a 9.1/14. The movie peaked at 10 p.m.
with a 9.8/15. (Last week, “King of Queens,” 6.4/10; “Kennedy Center
Honors,” 8.3/13).

ABC led off the night with “Two Guys and A Girl,” pulling a 6.7/10 (6.1/10).
It was followed by the recently canceled Chris Eigeman comedy “It’s like,
you know…” which managed a 6.2/9 (5.3/9). “The Drew Carey Show” at 9 p.m.
took the highest marks for ABC with a 9.0/13 (7.8/12). “Norm” followed at
9:30, rising to an 8.0/12 (6.4/10). “20/20” averaged an 8.7/14 (8.2/14) to
close out the night.

FOX started the night with “TV Scandals,” at 8p.m. taking a 9.0/14. This was
followed by “Greed” at 9 p.m., which nabbed an 8.1/12. (last week, “Nine
Months,” 5.9/9).

UPN filled the primetime hours with “7 Days,” logging a 3.5/5. It was
followed by “Star Trek Voyager” at 9p.m., which flew in for a 3.3/5 (last
week, “Roswell: Aliens Attack” 3.6/6).

A repeat of ” Dawson’s Creek” began the night for The WB, pulling a 3.4/5
(3.1/5), followed by the teen alien drama “Roswell,” which managed a 2.8/4


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