Last Night’s Ratings

Yeah, we lost. Again.

From “Ultimate TV”:

NBC’s “Law & Order” Nabs First Place For Wednesday
Thu, Feb 17, 2000 07:20 AM PST

LOS ANGELES ( – Overnight Metered Market Ratings for Wednesday, February 16, 2000.

The peacock deftly took first place honors in Wednesday’s (February 16) overnight-metered markets, averaging an 11.5 rating /17 share (last week, 11.6/17), thanks to a solid performance from its legal drama, “Law & Order.” CBS came in second with a 9.6/15 (7.4/11), getting a boost from part two of its Wednesday movie, “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal.” ABC placed third with high scores from “The Drew Carey Show” helping it to an 8.4/13 (8.3/13). FOX pulled up in fourth place with a 6.3/9 (5.7/8), getting some help from “Getting Away with Murder: The Jon Benet Ramsey Story.” UPN landed in fifth with a 4.2/6 (4.4/7), and the WB wasn’t far behind that with a 4.1/6(4.2/6).

NBC started off the night with “Twenty-One,” earning a 10.0/15 (9.3/15) in the 8 p.m. hour. “The West Wing” followed at 9, bringing in a 10.2/15 (10.5/16). The political drama was followed by the highest rated show of the night, “Law & Order,” which raked in a solid 14.3/22 (14.9/24).

CBS led off Wednesday with “City of Angels,” which grabbed a 6.9/11 (6.9/11). At 9 p.m., part two of the CBS Wednesday night movie “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” averaged an 11.0/17, peaking at 10 p.m. with an 11.4/17. (last week, “A Vision of Murder,” 7.7/12).

ABC led off the night with “Two Guys and a Girl,” taking a 7.6/12 (8.3/13) at 8 p.m. It was followed by “Norm,” which nabbed a 7.3/11 (7.3/11) at 8:30. Next came “The Drew Carey Show,” which scored the best numbers of the night for the alphabet net with a 9.7/14 (9.6/14). At 9:30, “Spin City” spun away with an 8.9/13 (8.7/13). And rounding out the evening, “20/20” averaged an 8.5/14 (8.1/13).

FOX started the night with “Beverly Hills, 90210,” logging a 7.0/11 (6.1/9). It was followed by “Getting Away with Murder: The Jon Benet Ramsey Story,” which nabbed an 8.1/12 in the 9 p.m. hour (last week, “TV Guide Behind the Sitcom Scandals,” 6.5/10).

UPN filled the primetime hours with “7 Days,” pulling in a 3.5/5 (3.4/5). “Star Trek Voyager” followed at 9 p.m., capturing a 4.8/7 (5.5/8).

“Dawson’s Creek” began the night for The WB with a 4.3/7 (4.5/7). It was followed by the teen alien drama “Roswell,” which garnered a 3.9/6 (3.9/6).