Date: 10th October 2000
Although it received largely negative reviews from TV critics, the return of The Fugitive on CBS Friday performed strongly in the ratings, giving the network a win for the show not only in households (9.9/17) but also among adults 18-49 (3.5/12).
The new Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama C.S.I, which followed, performed even better, pulling an 11.8/21 in households and leading among adults 18-49 (5.4/17).
Analysts had to go back to Sept., 1992 to find a time when CBS made a better showing in the Friday, 9:00 p.m. hour against rivals. CBS also enjoyed a strong night on Saturday as its new Craig T. Nelson drama The District premiered with a 10.2/18, the highest-rated show on any network for the night.
Source: Studio Briefing