"Family Guy", "Men" show growth in Week 2 (corrected)

In what may be encouraging signs for Warner Bros. Two and a Half Men and Twentieth Television’s Family Guy, ratings for both off-network programs in syndication are up from the previous week in metered markets, ever so slightly. Both look like they’re keepers.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent scored a 1.0/3 as a strip in off-network syndication in its first week, down 9 percent from its lead-in, but flat from year-ago time periods.

As for new first-run shows, TMZ and Steve Wilkos slipped in the ratings a bit, while Merv Griffin’s Crosswords, Temptation, and Judge David Young are stagnant.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit led new weekly shows in syndication with a 1.4/3. However, the others – The Dead Zone, Cold Case, and ReGenesis – turned in less than impressive results.

Program RTG/SHR

w/o 9/17 w/o 9/10

TMZ 1.4/3 1.5/3
Morning Show 1.1/4 1.1/4
Steve Wilkos 1.0/3 1.1/3
David Young 0.8/3 0.8/3
Crosswords 0.8/2 0.8/2
Jury Duty 0.6/2 ——-
Temptation 0.5/2 0.5/2


Two-Half Men 2.3/4 2.0/4
Family Guy 2.0/4 1.9/4
Criminal Intent 1.0/3 ——–
George Lopez 1.0/3 1.0/3
Reno 911 N/A 0.6/2


Law-Order:SVU N/A 1.4/3
Cold Case N/A 0.7/2
Dead Zone N/A 0.6/3
ReGenesis N/A 0.6/1

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Mediaweek, Broadcasting & Cable

( This is an corrected version of this post at 9:54 p.m. The earlier post had “Family Guy’s” numbers in the wrong place and Judge David Young’s name misspelled. I apologize for the errors. If you spot an error, let me know in the comments section. Thanks- T.H.)