A veteran game show “Jeopardy” hardly has instants that make notable ratings spikes; however the first appearance of supercomputer of IBM’s “Watson” evidently qualifies.
Day one with the contest, which depths the computer versus effective “Jeopardy” alumni Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, deliver an 8.7 overnight family
rating. The most effective number since an 8.8 last month 13, 2007, the ranking was extensively higher than the show’s current February 2011 average.
In conditions of that house rating, “Jeopardy” was the second maximum rated show on all of TV this Valentine’s Day, down only to CBS’ 9PM staple “Two and a Fifty percent Men.”
And based on THR, the episode was especially effective within the key New York and Los Angeles markets, delivering viewership raises of 49% and 34% over the February averages in these markets, respectively.
THR documented this week that “The OC” alum Rachel Bilson will revisit to TV and rejoin that show’s founder Josh Schwartz in the procedure. Bilson has book a leading role in the “Hart of Dixie” pilot at the CW, which functions Bilson as a New York doctor who take over a healthcare apply inside a modest city and encounters unusual characters.