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‘Nanny 911’ Premieres, ‘Lost,’ ‘Wife Swap’ Shine

Nov 4, 2004  •  Post A Comment

With the continued success of mystery drama “Lost” and reality offering “Wife Swap,” ABC won Wednesday in total viewers and the adults 18 to 49 demographic, but that didn’t prevent Fox’s launch of “Nanny 911” from performing better than previous time-slot occupant “The Bernie Mac Show.”

ABC’s “Lost” was the highest-rated show of the night in the demo with a 6.7/17 and 18.60 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research’s preliminary national ratings. Fox came in second in the 8 p.m. (ET) hour among adults 18 to 49 with “That ’70s Show” (3.2/8) and “Quintuplets” (2.7/7). CBS’s “60 Minutes” and NBC’s recently rescheduled “LAX” tied for third place at 8 p.m. with a 2.5/6 in the demo. “LAX” was up 39 percent in adults 18 to 49 from its time-period premiere last week.

At 9 p.m. NBC’s “The West Wing” won the hour among adults 18 to 49 with a 4.4/11, followed by ABC’s “The Bachelor” with a 3.9/9, which may have been slightly inflated by “Lost’s” one-minute overrun. “Nanny 911” came in third in the hour in the demo with a 3.8/9 but tied “The Bachelor” in its second half-hour. “Nanny 911” was up 58 percent in the demo from the 2004-05 time period average for “Bernie Mac,” which double-ran at 9 p.m. before baseball.

In the 10 p.m. hour CBS’s “CSI: NY” was first with a 5.6/14 in adults 18 to 49, followed by ABC’s “Wife Swap” with a 4.8/13 and NBC’s “Law & Order” with a 3.4/9.

UPN’s third edition of “America’s Next Top Model” was the top show of the night among female teens with a 4.8/15. “Model” also beat out The WB’s “Smallville” in adults 18 to 49, 2.6/6 to 2.4/6. UPN’s “Kevin Hill” also beat “Jack & Bobby” in the demo 1.9/4 to 1.6/3, but among persons 12 to 34 “Jack & Bobby” scored a 1.9/5 to “Kevin Hill’s” 1.6/5.

ABC won the night in adults 18 to 49 with a 5.1/13, followed by CBS (4.0/10), NBC (3.4/9), Fox (3.4/8), UPN (2.1/5) and The WB (1.7/4).

ABC won the night in total viewers with 12.84 million, followed by CBS (11.62 million), NBC (11.03 million), Fox (7.44 million), UPN (4.49 million) and The WB (3.74 million).