Date: 12th October 2000

Geena, Gideon's Crossing Makes Strong Debuts

Marking yet another sterling debut, Geena Davis's new ABC comedy debuted with a 12.3 rating and a 19 share Tuesday night. ABC also did well with its premiering drama Gideon's Crossing, which pulled a 10.9/18.

In its second week, Fox's Dark Angel, from Titanic director James Cameron, slipped from its 11.2/17 rating last week to an 8.9/14 -- still healthy, but not overwhelming. NBC, carrying the first game of the Seattle Mariners-New York Yankees American League Championship Series, scored a 10.6/17, off 10 percent from the first ALCS game a year ago.

The slide was attributed to the Mariners' loss of Ken Griffey Jr., the fact that New Yorkers may have tuned out once it became clear that the Yankees would lose, and the fact that the game lacked much excitement. The highest rated show for the night: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, with a whopping 14.2/21 average (peaking to a 15.2/22 in the second half hour).

Source: Studio Briefing