I want to take a moment this morning to congratulate NBC Entertainment on a fantastic Premiere Week.
NBC finished last week in a tie for first place in prime time, its best competitive finish in Premiere Week in four years. NBC and ABC tied, with a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49, for the first week of the season.
It’s a terrific start to the new season, filled with great highlights: Heroes and The Office both hit all-time series highs; The Office was the highest-rated comedy of the week; Bionic Woman was the highest-rated new show; all four new shows — Bionic Woman, Life, Chuck and Journeyman — got off to good starts; and Sunday Night Football, produced by NBC Sports, continued to shine. NBC finished first, outright, among adults 18-34, men 18-34, men 18-49 and men 25-54 for the entire week.
There is a long season ahead. There will be many ups and downs along the way, and much work still to be done at NBC Entertainment.
But this is a great start.
I want to offer my most sincere congratulations to Ben and Marc and the entire teams at NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.