Quarter in the Court


Court TV posted its highest-rated and most-watched quarter ever in the first quarter of 2005, the network said Tuesday.

The network earned a 0.9 Nielsen Media Research primetime household rating, up 13% compared with the same period in 2004, and an average of 924,000 viewers.

Court TV added that its adult 18-49 average primetime delivery of 372,000 was up 8% versus the year-ago period.

Premiere episodes of original series Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice, The Investigators, Psychic Detectives, Forensic Files, I, Detective, Masterminds and North Mission Road delivered an average 1.0 household rating and more than 1 million total viewers, Court TV said.

And the network’s fourth original movie, The Exonerated, debuted Jan. 27 and attracted 2.2 million total viewers.