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Tuesday February 27 06:02 PM EST
Primetime Metered Market Ratings: ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC Neck and Neck
Although it may have slipped 25 percent from opening night levels on Sunday (15.1/22), the conclusion of ABC’s Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (11.3/16) was enough for ABC to take the night with a three-tenth of a rating point advantage over second place Fox. In a four way horse race separated by just five-tenths of a rating point CBS fell to an unprecedented third overall with a two-hour (8-10 p.m.) edition of NBC’s Dateline (9.1/13) enough for fourth place NBC to trail first place ABC by just 5 percent.
While CBS 8-10 p.m. comedies King of Queens (8.9/13), Yes, Dear (8.2/12), Everybody Loves Raymond (12.5/18) and Becker (10.5/15) were all at or about typical metered market levels, the Tiffany network took a tumble at 10 p.m. with Family Law (7.8/12) falling to third with a 17 percent ratings deficit from NBC’s second place Third Watch (9.4/14).
Moving back to ABC, had it not been for a lackluster fifth place finish for 8-9 p.m. special The Best Commercials You’ve Never Seen (and Some You Have, 6.6/ 9), their advantage over Fox (Boston Public 8.7/13, Ally McBeal 10.1/14) would have been greater.
Elsewhere, it was more of the same with The WB’s sinking (and soon-to-be hiatus bound) Roswell (3.9/ 6) dropping 43 percent from 7th Heaven (6.9/10) and UPN (Moesha 3.9/ 6, The Parkers 4.0/ 6, The Hughleys 4.2/ 6, Girlfriends 3.6/ 5).