'Merlin' and 'Impact' dip further into obscurity
Show of hands: Who's really curious how underacheiving import movie duo "Merilin" and "Impact" performed during their second weeks? ... Anyone? ... Well, here are the Sunday numbers anyway. Both titles declined slightly, though NBC's "Merlin" (4.3 million viewers, 1.0 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) lost more than ABC's "Impact" (4.4 million, 1.1), which puts the Denny's paper-kids-menu crown onto the head of "Impact" this week. So, yay, "Impact," you managed to match the rating of the 7 p.m. repeat of "America's Funniest Home Vidoes." Otherwise, Fox dominated the ratings with animated repeats, everybody else averaged about a 1.0 with repeats.