Ratings: Mars hits, ABC trips

Veronica Mars found the Hearst rapist last night and viewers found Veronica Mars.

The detective show scored series-best ratings in The CW's targeted 18- to 34-year-old demographic, and tied its best ratings in 18 to 49-year-olds, with 3.5 million viewers overall. The episode "Spit and Eggs" tied up a 13-episode story arc about a rapist stalking the campus of the fictional Hearst College, and in the final seconds skillfully set up a new mystery.

Fox's House scored its best ratings since the show's season-three premiere in September, with a 6.8 rating/17 share in 18 to 49s and 17.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnights.

Last week, ABC soared to a 7.0 rating with the finale to Dancing With the Stars. Last night, the network's new wedding comedy Big Day debuted poorly in the time slot, earning a 2.8. Day's poor showing also dragged the Ted Danson comedy Help Me Help You down to a series-low 1.8.

At 8 p.m., ABC earned a 4.8 for A Charlie Brown Christmas Special. CBS came in with a 4.1 for NCIS, and NBC scored a 2.4 for Friday Night Lights. Fox negotiated a 2.3 for Standoff, and The CW came in with 2.2 for the Gilmore Girls, the show's best ratings this season.

At 9 p.m., Fox doctored up a 6.8 for the night's top-rated show, House. CBS took a 3.4 for The Unit, and NBC scored a 3.1 for Law & Order: Criminal Intent. ABC earned a combined 2.3 for Big Day and Help Me. Mars and CW came in with a 1.6.

At 10, NBC arrested a 5.2 for Law & Order: SVU, while ABC scored a 3.0 for Boston Legal. CBS earned a 2.4 for the Stanley Tucci brain midseasoner 3 Lbs.

Overall, Fox earned a 4.6 rating/12 share, with 11.5 million average viewers; NBC 3.6/9, 10.2 million; ABC, 3.4/9, 9.7 million; CBS, 3.3/9, 12.8 million; The CW, 1.9/5, 4.2 million.

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I am so excited that Veronica Mars is not ending. I've heard rumors that they were going to cancel the show because it seemed that the show got better reviews than it did ratings. Luckily for me, that was all a crock because I look forward to watching Veronica Mars come on every Tuesday and these last few weeks have been pretty excruciating without her wit and charm.
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i love that!! exactly! i cant take my eyes of this show.. this guys... theyre super! its second wonderful show i have ever seen!
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Veronica Mars is so enjoyable that I have not missed an episode yet. This is the show that everyone of all ages can get into and I am so happy that people are finally starting to figure that out. This show really makes my tuesday nights that I can never wait for the next tuesday to find out what happens. If this show ever ends, never mind it wont!!!!!
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it's good to hear so many people have found out just how good veronica mars is. when i discovered it, it was, thankfully, thru repeats so i was able to catch up with their first season and all the way thru the present. this is an excellent detective show and can be watched by the younger teens as everything is tastefully done. i hope it is on for a long time. what is sad is that here in hawaii, the cw network was only added to the rest of the channels about a week ago. we have satellite service so i was able to get it thru dish just in time for the third season. i love veronica mars and all the other characters.......
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Great to see some good news related to Veronica Mars, with the CW's idea to so far only agree to 20 episodes this season I've been preparing to spend many an hour signing petitions and writing letters at the end of season 3. Hopefully CW will finally notice what a gem Veronica Mars is and give it the full season and more seasons to come.
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GREAT news!!!!!!!!!!!It about time as well because I really thought that this season might be the last,but after this maybe we might just get a few more?Can't wait to see "Show Me The Monkey" on the 23 of jan!
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glad to hear ronnie did well... finally the writers teamed up and gave us fans what we had been waiting for this first half of the season..hope to see ronnie evolve again kristin is the only reason this show stays afloat with me i was a little restless everyone is being left out no mac, no wallace dam what is left but kristin keeping me engaged... congrats on awesome rating cant wait for 07 !
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I am so excited to hear that VM is doing so well I just discoverd it about 3 episodes in this season and fell in love and have since then bought seasons one and two so i'm all caught up and am even more in love than i was before!! I hope this show goes on for many more seasons.
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Veronica Mars best show ever!!!!!!!xD
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All VM needed were some people to start watching, lets hope she can keep that steam.
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Go Veronica go!!! And you know one of the reasons that the ratings were so good is because of the awesome trailer for the episode. I mean, c'mon, few trailers are more intense than that one! :P
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I am repeating my self, but i cant help it.........
VERONICA RULES.... NO 1, THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!
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Figures. VM finally starts moving up in the ratings, just in time to take a 7 week hiatus... "Next episode airs Tuesday, January 23, 2007."

And, degrassiROXX245, the Hearst rapist story arc began in Season 2 during Veronica's campus visit.
(Episode 2-16: "The Rapes of Graff")
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The ratings for VM are growing! Yes!
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The story arc for Veronica Mars was 9 episodes, not 13. But YAY!!!
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Thank goodness. I hope that the fan base builds. This seperate mystery arc things will help. People need to just watch that first seasn and I don't see how they can't be hooked
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I'm glad people are finding Veronica!! But to fully understand her and the other characters, I recommend reading some plot overviews of the past 2 seasons- so you know where they're coming from, and why Veronica is...well...veronica!



love Veronica Mars!
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I am not surprised that wedding show fell flat. Just the previews & the moronic premise was enough to make me not tune in. I LOVE Veronica Mars & I am well past the "demographic" age they are shooting for. I also watch Gilmore Girls, 7th heaven, Smallville, & Supernatural.

And I am "shudder" 60. So, one doesn't have to be young to enjoy the programming on CW.
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Yay for Veronica Mars. Its about time the CW see how much potential this show has.
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go House go :D
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Hopefully now The CW will realize that aside from Smallville and Supernatural (Which just go together so well), Veronica Mars is really the only reason why I (And probably many others) watch their network. Maybe they'll see now that keeping V-Mars on is better than trying to take her away.



We could also see even more viewers come in after the break because they're going to start the second story of who killed the dean, I suppose.



And to "slicker" (If that is in fact your real name), I think you have Veronica Mars confused with Lost.
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I am happy to hear that Veronica Mars is finally finding a viewership...this is the best show network television has to offer. I just thought I would mention that the fall finale finished a nine episode arc...the next mini mystery is seven episodes long. Unfortunately due to a limited 20 episode pickup (instead of 22) the third and final mini mystery should be four episodes long (instead of 6)...I am praying for a season 4 pickup with a whole season commitment...I love this show! GO VERONICA!!!
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w00t for VM



Shame about Ted Danson's ratings I find Help me, Help you suprisingly funny
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Go Veronica
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Wow, ABC is LOST!
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Great! Mars is one of the best shows, about time people catch on to that.
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yeah Mars go, go away, far far away, coz u really sucked this season.
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Veronica Mars is the best!!!!
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Go NCIS!! And Veronica Mars!
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Go House. It looks like Fox won the night.
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go vernonica yay
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Yay for Veronica Mars! Keep on watching (and keep giving us new episodes!)
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Veronica is hot! And the show is too!
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Go Gilmore girls!!!The best show on TV..great news it got the it's best ratings of the season!!!!!GG is the only show i care about.
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Great show, great news!!! Go Veronica, Go House!!!
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HOUSE
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Go Veronica!
I hope even more people discover this great show!
And what an episode that one was!
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Go Veronica and Gilmore Girls!
Two of the best shows on Tv!
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Keep it going Veronica & Gilmore Best Series on TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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VM on FRIRE ~~~~
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Yeah for Veronica Mars ratings!
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i love this show. hehe/
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Excellent news for Veronica!
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I loved the VM fall finale. I hope this will bode well for its future prospect for a fourth season. It is my favorite current TV show.
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WHOOO Veronica Mars!
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Yes this is awsome hopefully the viewers were hoocked enough to return in January.
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Go House! Speaking of Veronica, it was really good at season 1. But after that - they killed it. Now the show isn't even watchable without a keyboard to right complaints!
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Yeah for Veronica Mars! I'm thrilled that people and viewers loved the episode and are loving the show. 3.5 million including me. Last night's episode was great. Sadly, new episodes won't be back till January, but last night's episode will keep me holding on till they come back. Also happy for House. It's a great show too.



:)
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v mars is on of the best shows on tv
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yay VM House and NCIS :D
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