2005 TV News Archives

Smallville Season 5

October 2, 2005: “Smallville” Gets WB's Highest Thursday Ratings

The Comics Continuum are reporting that the fifth-season premiere of "Smallville" helped The WB to its highest ratings ever for a Thursday night.

In its new time period, "Smallville" won its time period among men 18-34 (3.5/12) and men 12-34 (3.3/11) and was No. 2 among men 18-49 (2.9/9). It was the first time in the history of The WB that the network earned a No. 1 rank in an adult demographic against major broadcast competition on a Thursday as it toppled everything else on television, including "Survivor".

The series scored The WB's highest ratings ever for a Thursday in men 18-34, men 12-34 and men 18-49, and delivered new time period record for The WB in total viewers (5.9 million), adults 18-34 (3.1/9), persons 12-34 (3.0/9) and adults 18-49 (2.6/7).

In the time period, "Smallville" easily outdistanced the premiere of "Alias" across the 18-34 and 12-34 demos, as well as in adults 18-49 and men 18-49, and the show also defeated the second week of "Everybody Hates Chris" in adults 18-34, adults 18-49, persons 12-34, men 18-34, men 18-49 and men 12-34.

"Smallville" posted triple-digit growth over last year's fall premieres in the time period including a gain of 138 percent in adults 18-34 and 131 percent in persons 12-34.

2005 Television News

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