Episode 5 Ratings on the Rise!
We do not have the rating/share yet, but we do have other stats.
TAR was #2 in its timeslot and the night (to Law & Order: SVU), but first in the Adults 18-49 category with a 4.5.
TAR received 10.43 million viewers last night.
Zap2It should update before noon to tell us the rating/share (due to the amount of viewers it would probably be between 6.3-6.5/11).
Week 5 Ratings: "Race" Regains Momentum
Without having to compete with Democrats gathered in Boston, CBS's "The Amazing Race 5" regained some of the momentum it had gained during its first three weeks. [Note: these ratings are Metered Market Ratings]
While "Race" wasn't able to lap NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" in the actual ratings point race, it was victorious in the viewership count and the important 18-49 year old demographic. "Race" also continued to out deliver its lead-in, "Big Brother 5" and was not only CBS's most watched series on the night, but was also the most watched series on network television last night.
Viewership: 10.4 million
Rating/Share: 7.1 / 11
18-49 yr. olds: 4.5 / 13
The preliminary viewership total makes this 5th episode of "Race" the third most watched episode this season:
Ep. 1 (7/6): 10.3 million
Ep. 2 (7/13): 10.5 million
Ep. 3 (7/20): 11.1 million
Ep. 4 (7/27): 10.1 million
Ep. 5 (8/3): 10.4 million (preliminary)
Once the final statistics are released by Nielsen, episode 5 should gain enough viewers to push it past episode 2's total viewership. Based on previous weeks, "Race" could gain between 200,000 and 400,000 (or more) viewers. In that event, last night's 5th episode could actually walk away with between 10.6 and 10.8 million (or more) viewers.