NBC’s ‘Wilkos,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘TMZ’ Stay Strong in 2nd Airings

Sep 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Overnight ratings averages for day two of the new syndicated series to debut this fall saw the rich get richer, but there’s trouble brewing at the other end of the spectrum.
NBC Universal’s “Steve Wilkos” remains the only rookie to show growth from its lead-in, averaging a 1.1 rating/4 share for its primary runs in 49 markets; it equaled Monday’s score but was up 10 percent from its average lead-in rating. In addition, the show is holding even with time period averages of September 2006.
With “Jerry Springer” and “Maury” yet to debut on the Tribune stations where “Wilkos” is cleared in the major markets, the number could rise next week with new episodes of those series.
Warner Bros.’ “TMZ” continues to score the highest ratings of the rookie pack, rising 7 percent from Monday’s 1.5/4 average rating for all telecasts to a 1.6/4 on Tuesday. The show’s two-day average of 1.6/4 is down 16 percent from its lead-in and off 6 percent from last year’s time period averages.
Sony’s “Judge David Young” maintained its presence on the schedule, holding even in its second day with a 0.9/3 share, which is even with its average lead-in but down 10 percent in rating and even in share from year-ago time period scores of 1.0/3.
Program Partners’ game show “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords” slipped a tenth of a point on its second day, down 11 percent to a 0.8/2. The game show is down 20 percent from its 1.0/3 lead-in average and off 10 percent from year ago scores of 1.0/3.
Twentieth’s “Temptation” is having the roughest start of the new series, sliding 17 percent to a 0.5/2 on its second day. Its two-day average of 0.6/2 is down 14 percent from its lead-in and down 40 percent from the September 2006 time period average of 1.0/3.
Rookie off-net series “Two and a Half Men” rose 5 percent on Tuesday to a 2.1/4 in 55 markets, with a 2.0/4 two day average, which is holding even with its lead-in and off 15 percent from ratings a year ago.
Twentieth’s “Family Guy” scored a 1.8/4 on Tuesday, down 5 percent from its premiere. The strip’s two day average of 1.8/4 is down 10 percent from its 2.0/4 lead-in and off 14 percent from September 2006 ratings.
Meanwhile, “The George Lopez Show” scored a 0.8/2 on Tuesday, even with its debut. The series is down 11 percent from its 0.9/2 lead-in and off 20 percent from September 2006.
(2:05 p.m.: “TMZ” rating corrected in fourth paragraph.)


  1. Steve Wilkos stinks as a host. he should stick to his security duties.

  2. The reason that temptation is a woofing dog.
    Either it`s a game show or home shopping.
    Not both,it looks like someone`s trying to cover thier costs on the back of the viewer.

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