Date: 7th December 2000

Ed Helps Boost NBC To A Wednesday Win

Moving to Wednesday nights, NBC's new Ed proved to be a game challenger to ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The romantic comedy scored an 8.4 rating and a 13 share in the 8:00 p.m. half hour and an 8.7/13 in the 8:30 p.m. half hour.

Millionaire, however, easily won the hour with a 13.4/20 followed by a 14.9/22. NBC's ratings picked up considerably at 9:00 with a repeat of the West Wing producing a 12.0/18 and another repeat of Law & Order racking up a 12.1/19.

The combined results gave NBC a win for the night with a 10.9/16 to ABC's 9.7/15. CBS, with the Martha Stewart's Christmas Dream special, improved on Bette Midler's numbers, grabbing a 7.1/11 for the 8:00 hour. The network wound up in third place for the night with an 8.0/12, followed by Fox with a 5.1/7.

Source: Studio Briefing