or


[03/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
USA Network's 'Kojak' Is Highest-Rated Premiere on Basic Cable This Year

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK'S "KOJAK" IS HIGHEST-RATED PREMIERE ON BASIC CABLE THIS YEAR

USA NETWORK'S ORIGINAL SERIES KOJAK IS HIGHEST-RATED AND MOST- WATCHED NEW SERIES PREMIERE ON A BASIC CABLE NETWORK THIS YEAR

Newest USA Original Hit Draws 7.5 Million Viewers on its Debut Weekend

New York, NY, March 29, 2005 -- USA Network was the #1 ranked basic cable network in prime this week among households, total viewers and key demos (P18-49 and P25-54), driven by the success of Friday's series premiere of the USA Network original drama KOJAK, which earned a 3.9 household rating with 4.5 million viewers watching (P2+). KOJAK was also the top-rated non-sports basic cable program in prime among households and total viewers for the week, as well as Friday night's most-watched show on cable among P25-54.

Taken together with its encore presentation on Sunday night, KOJAK grossed a total of 7.5 million viewers.

Friday's telecast of KOJAK was the highest-rated and most-watched new series premiere on basic cable this year. KOJAK garnered double digit gains for its time slot up +21% among P25-54 and +12% with P18-49 versus its Q105 quarter-to-date average. The premiere enabled USA Network to claim the top two season premieres for original series so far this year on basic cable, joining Monk on 1/21/05 (4.4 household rating and 5.5 million viewers).

With the addition of KOJAK, USA Network now holds five of the six top original series premieres in basic cable history, including The 4400 (5.7 household rating and 7.4 million viewers), The Dead Zone (4.7 household rating and 6.4 million viewers), Peacemakers (4.0 household rating and 5.2 million viewers) and Monk (3.5 household rating and 4.8 million viewers).

USA NETWORK
USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. USA Network is seen in over 88 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

###

Source: Source: Nielsen Media Research Galaxy Explorer, qualifications available upon request.





  [march 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 4400, THE (USA)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· KOJAK (USA)
· MONK (USA)
· PEACEMAKERS (USA)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Once Again Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Most Recent Original Premiere Marks 4th Consecutive Week with Top HH-Rated Movie of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
All Eyes Were on the 2016 "BET Awards" as 7.2mm Total Viewers Tuned in Across 12 Viacom Networks for the Premiere Telecast on Sunday, June 26
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/27/16 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Films' "O.J.: Made in America" Seen by More than 35 Million People
ESPN spins the numbers for the series to date.

[06/27/16 - 12:48 PM]
TV One's June 14 Episode of Docu-Series "Rickey Smiley for Real" Is Most Watched Episode of the Series Among Key Demos
TV One further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 14.

[06/27/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Lineup Opens on Top
The Alphabet's "$100,000 Pyramid" leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Alphabet's "In an Instant" and the Peacock's "U.S. Olympic Trials" coverage lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Ties for the Saturday Primetime Win as Men's Gymnastics Scores a 7-Week Slot High
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.