According to the February ratings, the 11 p.m. ratings for CBS3 dropped two ratings points without Alycia Lane from the last sweeps period in November, however the network lead-in for CBS3 was lower in February than November.
Lane was released from her contract in January after a series of incidents that culminated with Lane being arrested in New York City for allegedly assaulting an officer. Those charges were dropped by a court in NYC on Monday.
In November, CBS provided a 10 lead-in rating for CBS3, which earned an 8 rating at 11 p.m. with Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane. In February it provided a 7 lead-in rating, which earned a 6 rating at 11 p.m. with Mendte and Susan Barnett.
At 11 p.m. 6ABC with Jim Gardner led with a 9 rating/17 share. CBS3 and NBC10 tied for second place with a 6 rating/11 share.
At 10 p.m., Fox29 had a robust 6 rating/10 share compared to a 4 rating/7 share in November. Fox always benefits in February and May from the top-rated “American Idol.” It also brought on new meteorologist John Bolaris.
At 6 p.m., 6ABC with Jim Gardner led with a 12 rating/21 share. NBC10 with Tim Lake was second with a 4 rating/7 share, and CBS3 with Mendte and Barnett was third with a 4 rating/6 share (Those are the same ratings CBS3 had at 6 p.m. with Mendte and Lane in November).
At 5 p.m., 6ABC with Monica Malpass and Rick Williams led with a 10 rating/19 share. “Dr. Phil” on CBS3 was second with a 4 rating/8 share, NBC10 was third with a 3 rating/6 share, and Fox29 and “The People’s Court” on CW57 tied for fourth with a 2 rating/4 share.
At 4 p.m., “Oprah” on 6ABC led with a 7 rating/16 share. “Judge Judy” was second with a 4 rating/9 share. CBS3 news was third with a 3 rating/8 share, and NBC10’s “All That and More” and “Maury Povich” on myPHL 17 tied for fourth with a 2 rating/4 share.
At noon, 6ABC led with an 8 rating/25 share. CBS3 was second with a 4 rating/11 share.
From 7 – 9 a.m., “Good Morning America” on 6ABC led with a 7 rating/20 share, “The Today Show” on NBC10 was second with a 4 rating/12 share, “Good Day Philadelphia” on Fox29 was third with a 3 rating/8 share, and “The Early Show” on CBS3 and “The Wake Up News” on CW57 tied for fourth with a 1 rating/3 share.
At 6 a.m., 6ABC led with a 6 rating/22 share. NBC10 was second with a 4 rating/12 share, and CBS3 was third with a 3 rating/10 share.
Each rating point is equivalent to around 29,000 households.
The next sweeps period is in May.