Overnight Ratings For “Roswell”

“Law & Order” Rules In Favor Of NBC
Thu, Jan 27, 2000 07:40 AM PST

LOS ANGELES ( – Overnight Metered Market Ratings for Wednesday, January 26, 2000.

NBC won Wednesday night (January 26) in the overnight-metered markets, averaging a 12.3 rating/18 share (9.7/14) thanks to high scores from the “Law & Order.” ABC placed a distant second with an 8.2/12 (8.9/13), with help from the “The Drew Carey Show.” CBS placed third with a 7.7/11 (9.2/14), getting a boost from its Wednesday movie, “Stolen Hearts.” FOX pulled up in fourth place with a 5.7/8 (5.4/8), thanks to the “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Meanwhile UPN grabbed fifth with a 4.0/6 (3.7/6), and the WB wasn’t far behind that with a 3.9/6 (4.0/6).

NBC started off the night with a special episode of the revived game show, “Twenty One,” which grabbed an 11.2/17 (10.3/15) in the 8 p.m. hour. A new “The West Wing” called the shots at 9 p.m., bringing in an 11.2/16 (8.3/12). The political drama was followed by the high scoring “Law & Order,” which raked in a 14.6/23 (10.5/17) for the night’s top honors.

ABC led off the night with “Two Guys and A Girl,” taking a 7.8/12 (7.9/12). “Norm” followed at 8:30 with a 6.9/10 (7.1/11). An encore episode of “The Drew Carey Show” at 9 p.m. grabbed a 9.6/14 (9.8/14). A repeat of “Spin City,” starring Michael J. Fox scored an 8.8/13 (9.0/13) at 9:30 p.m. And “20/20” averaged an 8.2/13 (9.8/16) in the 10 p.m. hour.

CBS led off Wednesday with “City of Angels,” nabbing a 6.9/10 (7.3/11) at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., the CBS Wednesday night movie, “Stolen Hearts” ran away with an 8.0/12, peaking at 10:30 p.m. with an 8.1/13 (last week, “Murder in the Mirror,” 10.1/15).

FOX started the night with the “Beverly Hills, 90210,” which logged a 6.9/10 (6.5/10). “…90210” was followed by “Get Real” at 9 p.m., taking a 4.5/7 (4.3/6).

UPN filled the primetime hours with an encore “7 Days,” pulling a 3.0/5 (3.0/5). “Star Trek Voyager” followed at 9 p.m., capturing a 4.9/7 (4.5/7).

“Dawson’s Creek” began the night for The WB, with a 4.1/6 (4.2/6). It was followed by the teen alien drama “Roswell,” which garnered a 3.7/5 (3.9/6).