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Presenting Lorelai Gilmore Ratings, 11.07.01 ...

The following news information covers the ratings of "Presenting Lorelai Gilmore" which aired on November 6, 2001. The episode pulled in the highest ratings for Gilmore Girls to date.

From TV Guide Online:

In other Tuesday night ratings news, the WB's Gilmore Girls scored its best ratings ever, easily beating the highly anticipated Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode on UPN.


In other exceptionally positive news, that leaping frog net, the WB, opened with Gilmore Girls at a series high (5.6/8) followed by the freshman hit of the season, Smallville, at a consistent 5.9/ 9 -- quite a feat considering it faced the debut of Fox's ultra-hyped 24. Compared to the year ago night (Nov. 7, 2000), Gilmore Girls was up 10 percent over former time period occupant Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (5.1/7) with Smallville up a rock-solid 34 percent over Angel (4.4/6). Comparatively speaking, moving Gilmore Girls to Tuesday is the unexpected hit move of this season.

Warner Bros. Media:

The WBís New Tuesday continues to score and soar as GILMORE GIRLS solidified its position as the best second year show on television and SMALLVILLE showed no signs of weakening and retained its status as the BIGGEST HIT OF THE NEW SEASON.

BOTH ACCLAIMED DRAMAS ACHIEVED BEST-EVER RATINGS IN KEY DEMOS, despite the fact that the nightís competition, particularly at 9 p.m. ET, was extremely stiff and included two much-heralded premieres.

GILMORE GIRLS, which scored improvement over the previous week in every single key demo, household rating and total viewers, scored new all-time series records in adults 18-34 (3.0/8), persons 12-34 (3.5/10), women 12-34 (5.2/14) and female teens (7.9/25). GILMORE GIRLS also equaled its best-ever rating in women 18-34 (4.2/11) and equaled its best for a one-hour episode in women 18-49 (3.6/9).

For the third consecutive week, GILMORE GIRLS handily defeated UPNís Buffy the Vampire Slayer in total viewers (6.6 million to 5.4 million). GILMORE GIRLS was #2 in its time period in persons 12-34 (3.5/10), women 12-34 (5.2/14), adults 18-34 (3.0/8) and women 18-34 (4.2/11), while placing #1 for the night in female teens (7.9/25).

Electronic Media Online:

The WB's "Gilmore Girls" put the kibosh on UPN's musical episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in their fourth weekly head-to-head battle Tuesday night.

In Nielsen Media Research's metered markets, The WB's "Gilmore Girls"/"Smallville" combination held a 46 percent ratings advantage on the night vs. UPN's "Buffy/Roswell" duo. However, as indicated last week, the final national ratings sometimes swing in "Buffy's" favor.

"Gilmore Girls" opened the 8 p.m. (ET) hour at a 5.6 rating/8 share household average in 48 metered markets, marking healthy 14 percent share improvements vs. week-ago and year-ago time period levels (7 share). "Gilmore Girls" also held a 24 percent advantage over time-slot competitor "Buffy," which posted a 4.5/6 household overnight average in 48 markets. "Buffy" remained flat vs. year-ago and week-ago share levels.

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