"THE JANE PAULEY SHOW" HITS BEST-EVER RATINGS; ATTRACTS AN AVERAGE 2.1 MILLION VIEWERS PER SHOW
"Maury" Delivers Season Best Ratings with an Average 4.5 Million Viewers per Episode
"The Jerry Springer Show" and "Blind Date" Also Hit Season-Highs
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- January 5, 2005 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Jane Pauley Show," delivered its best ratings of the season in households and total viewers during the week of December 20, 2004, according to Nielsen Media Research data.
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury" and "Blind Date" also hit season highs in households and total viewership during the most recent week.
"The Jane Pauley Show" had its best ever household ratings (1.7) up 21% from the previous week with series best total viewership ratings, averaging 2.1 million viewers per telecast. 'Pauley' also tied its series best ratings with Women 18-49 (0.8) up 33% from last week.
"Maury" delivered season-high ratings (3.2HH) up 10% over the same week last year with a season best average of 4.5 million viewers per show. "Maury" also hit season best ratings with Women 18-49 (2.2) and tied season-high ratings with Women 18-34 (2.4) and Women 25-54 (2.0.)
"Blind Date" showed its highest total viewership of the season with an average 1.9 million viewers per show, hit season best ratings in households (1.4) up 8% over the previous week and tied season high ratings with Women 18-49 (0.9) and Women 25-54 (0.8.)
"The Jerry Springer Show" averaged a season best 3.1 million viewers per telecast, matching its season high ratings among households (2.3), Women 18-49 (1.2) and Women 25-54 (1.2.)
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution�s current first-run syndicated programming includes �Access Hollywood,� �Starting Over,� �The Jane Pauley Show,� �The Chris Matthews Show,� �Home Delivery,� �Blind Date,� �The Jerry Springer Show,� �Maury,� �The George Michael Sports Machine,� �Rebecca�s Garden,� �Your Total Health,� �The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo� and the off-network syndication sales of NBC�s �Fear Factor,� �Providence,� �Crossing Jordan,� �Boomtown� and �Ed.� NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution also distributes the first-run specials �The Remarkable Journey� and �Good Housekeeping Reports� inserts.