Of the syndicated shows debuting last week, the Dunder-Mifflin crew won the office pool with a 1.1/2 weighted metered market average.
Four sitcoms completed their first week of off-net syndication after premiering Sept. 21 with NBCU’s The Office coming out on top.
Starting with a 1.1 rating/2 share weighted metered market average, Office won its time slot with a 4.9/12 in Kansas City, Mo., and was No. 2 in New Orleans with a 3.0/6, up 76% from what CBS Television Distribution’s Frasier did in the time period last year.
In New York, it scored a 1.1/4 demo rating, matching Twentieth’s Family Guy among women 18-49 head to head.
Twentieth’s My Name is Earl logged a 0.8/2 in households; CBS Television Distribution’s Everybody Hates Chris collected a 0.5/1; and the off-cable Trifecta’s Cold Case Files opened with a 0.4/1.
Two first-run strips also started Sept 21, with Twentieth’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? getting the better report card from Nielsen — a 0.9/2, compared to a 0.6/2 for Litton’s Street Court. 5th Grader got its highest marks, a 4.1/8, in St. Louis and Greensboro, N.C., and was a whiz in New York among women 18-49, scoring a 0.9/5.