Date: 9th February 2001

Wing Takes Flight Again

A new episode of NBC's The West Wing boosted the hit drama's ratings considerably Wednesday after last week saw a rerun of the White House drama being clobbered by Fox's Temptation Island. This week there was no contest. West Wing scored a 14.5 rating and a 21 share (versus last week's 11.5/17) while Temptation Island pulled an 11.6/17 (last week: 12.1/17). Still, the numbers for the Fox reality show remained spectacular by Fox standards and helped the network finish third for the night overall (behind NBC and ABC respectively) and first among 18-49 year-olds.

Source: Studio Briefing