Miss Universe Sets New Ratings Low
Donald Trump's Miss Universe contest slumped to a new record ratings low Sunday night, registering a 5.6 rating and a 9 share in the 9:00 p.m. hour and a 6.4/11 in the 10:00 p.m. hour. Its previous ratings low was set last year, its first on NBC after it was dumped by CBS, when the contest averaged a 6.9/11. The contest was won by 18-year-old Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza of Puerto Rico who has said that she dreams of becoming a movie actress. On a low-rated summer's night (the 2005 Miss Universe contest was staged in May) the contest nevertheless allowed NBC to tie with CBS for the Sunday-night lead with identical 5.3/10 ratings. ABC followed with a 3.5/6, while Fox trailed with a 2.9/5.