ABC Moves Miniseries to November
ABC has moved its two-part Robert Halmi-produced miniseries DreamKeeper from May sweeps to November sweeps. The move was made because of the potential for pre-emptions due to news coverage of the war in Iraq. “We feel that such an important project deserves a more secure place on our schedule at a time when it can receive our best promotional efforts,” said Quinn Taylor, senior VP, movies and miniseries, at ABC. “This move allows us to feature DreamKeeper as our premier event for November sweeps.”
DreamKeeper tells the story of a young Native American teen and the legendary folk tales that have been passed down through generations of his tribe.
CBS Wins Total Viewers; NBC Wins Adults: NBC won last night in adults 18 to 49, while CBS came in first in total viewers. Friends (9.7/27) and ER (9.2/23) led NBC to victory in the demo with a 8.1/21 for the night. CBS was less than a ratings point away from NBC with a 7.2/18 in the demo for the night. CBS won the night in total viewers with 19.9 millon to NBC’s 16.8 million.
CSI was the highest-rated show in total viewers with 25.9 million viewers. ABC came in third in adults 18 to 49 (2.8/7) and total viewers (7.3 million) but got a bump from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. from PrimeTime Thursday, which featured a Diane Sawyer interview with Lisa Marie Presley. It pulled a 4.1/11 in adults 18 to 49 and 11.4 million viewers. Fox was last for the night in adults 18 to 49 with a 1.5/4 and in total viewers with a mere 3.6 million total viewers.