From Marc Berman:
Led by , Fox won this first Wednesday of the February 2009 sweeps (yes...it is a delayed sweeps period), beating second-place CBS by 3.4 points in the overnights. But the surprisingly positive news for Fox was relocated drama , which moved into the 8 p.m. hour with a dominant 6.9/12 in the overnights. followed with a 14.7/23 at 9 p.m. -- the highest rated show of the evening, of course.
If that 6.9 household rating holds up, that's pretty impressive. Last week in the 9pm slotrated 6.4 in the early ratings, though it was up against a new episode of Lost rather than a repeat on ABC and the pitiful debut of NBC's Chopping Block, which according to Berman scored a 2.8/5 (household rating/share) in the metered market numbers.
But it is still impressive. Last week with Idol as its lead in in the final numbers.scored a 6.2 household rating
Bill should have the full fast affiliate viewer averages and age demograpnics in a couple of hours (~9:30a10am PDT).
Update on overnight fast affiliate numbers via FOX:
On Wednesday, demonstrated impressive growth (+9%) among Total Viewers versus its post- (11.1 vs. 10.2 Mil.) performance last week handily won its hour in all key demos while outperforming its nearest competitors by +55% among Adults 18-49 (3.4 vs. 2.2 for CBS' Old Christine/Gary Unmarried), +40% in Adults 18-34 (2.8 vs. 2.0 for CW's America's ), +6% in Teens (1.9 vs. 1.8 for CW's America's ) and +44% in Total Viewers (11.1 vs. 7.7 for CBS' Old Christine/Gary Unmarried.)moved to its new 8p time period and opened the night with a 3.4/10 among Adults 18-49 and