In its third week in syndication, Trek Remastered scored a
1.3 1.2 rating with the episode ‘Naked Time’ . This rating is exactly almost the same as the 1.3 rating Enterprise got in its 3rd week of national syndication a year earlier with ‘Borderland’. It is also below the average rating Enterprise got in its first year. The Remastered version of the Original Series with new CGI effects was seen as a way to improve things for CBS after Enterprise didn’t catch on in syndication. There isn’t enough data yet to declare TOSR a success or failure, but one would imagine CBS was hoping for a higher rating.
First two weeks not available yet
TrekMovie has been trying to find more ratings data for Trek Remastered but it has not been unavailable. We even contacted our collegues at Broadcast & Cable to help out, and they have done just that. On Sunday they released an article titled ‘Trek Ratings in Black Hole‘ which identifies the creation of the new CW network as the culprit. Apparently for the first two weeks of the season a number of CW affiliates ratings were miscalculated and Nielsen is working to fix the problem and issue the ratings later. Once the full set of ratings are available Trekmovie will report them along with comparisons to other genre shows and Enterprise.
UPDATE on 2nd week ratings (and correction):
As noted above, the 1.3 rating for the 3rd week was actually 1.2. It turns out the 1.3 was for the 2nd week (episode ‘Devil in the Dark’). The first week is still unavailable due to errors in the Nielsen system. So far all ratings for TOSR are a bit below the ratings for Enterprise the year before, Enterprise averaged around a 1.4 for it’s first (and only) year in syndication.