TBS ropes in ratings with Wild West


Box-office bomb Wild Wild West proved to be a ratings winner for TBS
Superstation, lifting the cable network to a tie with Lifetime Television in the weekly
basic-cable Nielsens.

Lifetime and TBS each scored a 1.9 in prime time households, although Lifetime
barely edged out TBS in actual number of households delivered -- 1.637 million
versus TBS' 1.636 million -- according to Nielsen Media Research.

Turner Network Television and Cartoon Network followed closely behind, each with a 1.7. Sunday's 8 p.m.
EST airing of Wild Wild West -- starring Will Smith -- was also the top
program in basic cable for the week.

TBS also ranked tops in key demos -- adults 18 through 34, 18 through 49 and
25 through 54.