Originally created 11/16/00

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Helped by Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Practice and Monday Night Football, ABC carried the week beginning Nov. 6 in prime-time ratings, Nielsen Media Research reported Tuesday.

Overall in prime time, ABC was first with an average of 14.1 million viewers, followed by NBC's 13.6 million. (Both networks scored a 9.3 household rating and 15 share.)

NBC's ER was the top-ranked show of the week, with that network's Friends, Law & Order, The West Wing and Will & Grace also cracking the top 10.

Among new fall series, NBC's sitcom Cursed did best, landing in a tie for 17th. In 22nd place was CBS's crime drama CSI, a surprise hit in its Friday night berth. And that network's cop show The District continued to do well on Saturday night, tying for 40th.

Here are the prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Nov. 6 through Sunday. Top 20 listings include the week's ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation. The rating is the percentage of the nation's estimated 100.8 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,008,000 households.

1. (1) ER, NBC, 18.7, 19.2 million homes.

2. (6) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Sunday, ABC, 16.0, 16.3 million homes.

3. (5) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Wednesday, ABC, 14.7, 15.0 million homes.

4. (10) NFL Monday Night Football: Minnesota at Green Bay, ABC, 14.6, 14.9 million homes.

5. (3) Friends, NBC, 14.5, 14.8 million homes.

6. (4) Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 13.3, 13.6 million homes.

7. (11) The Practice, ABC, 13.2, 13.5 million homes.

8. (12) Law & Order, NBC, 12.6, 12.9 million homes.

9. (6) The West Wing, NBC, 12.3, 12.6 million homes.

10. (9) Will & Grace, NBC, 12.2, 12.5 million homes.

11. (X) Decision 2000, NBC, 12.1, 12.3 million homes.

12. (13) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Thursday, ABC, 11.7, 12.0 million homes.

13. (13) Becker, CBS, 11.5, 11.8 million homes.

14. (15) Just Shoot Me, NBC, 11.2, 11.4 million homes.

15. (20) NFL Monday Showcase, ABC, 10.8, 11.1 million homes.

16. (X) 2000 Vote (10:30 p.m. EST), ABC, 10.6, 10.8 million homes.

17. (18) 60 Minutes, CBS, 10.4, 10.6 million homes.

17. (16) Cursed, NBC, 10.4, 10.7 million homes.

17. (21) Touched by an Angel, CBS, 10.4, 10.7 million homes.

20. (X) 2000 Vote (9:30 p.m. EST), ABC, 10.3, 10.5 million homes.

21. (23) The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 10.2, 10.4 million homes.

22. (19) CSI, CBS, 10.1, 10.3 million homes.

23. (X) 2000 Vote (10 p.m. EST), ABC, 9.9

23. Wonderful World of Disney: The Miracle Worker, ABC, 9.9

25. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 9.7

26. (X) 2000 Vote (9 p.m. EST), ABC, 9.6

27. Family Law, CBS, 9.5

28. King of Queens, CBS, 9.4

28. Yes, Dear, CBS, 9.4

30. Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 9.3

30. The Simpsons, Fox, 9.3