Date: 10th October 2000

Viewers Catch Fugitive

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