Originally created 10/18/01

NBC shows dominate ratings



Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 8 through Sunday. Top 20 list ings 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 105.5 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households.

1. (1) Friends, NBC, 17.9, 18.9 million homes.

2. (3) The West Wing, NBC, 15.3, 16.1 million homes.

3. (2) ER, NBC, 14.4, 15.2 million homes.

3. (4) Law & Order, NBC, 14.4, 15.2 million homes.

5. (5) Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 14.1, 14.9 million homes.

6. (6) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 13.8, 14.6 million homes.

7. (8) Survivor: Africa, CBS, 13.2, 14.0 million homes.

8. (9) Will & Grace, NBC, 12.4, 13.1 million homes.

9. (17) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 11.7, 12.4 million homes.

10. (10) Becker, CBS, 11.6, 12.2 million homes.

11. (12) Just Shoot Me, NBC, 11.5, 12.1 million homes.

12. (19) 60 Minutes, CBS, 11.3, 11.9 million homes.

12. (14) JAG, CBS, 11.3, 12.0 million homes.

14. (10) NFL Monday Night Football: St. Louis at Detroit, ABC, 11.1, 11.7 million homes.

15. (15) Judging Amy, CBS, 11.0, 11.6 million homes.

16. (15) The Practice, ABC, 10.3, 10.9 million homes.

17. (12) Frasier, NBC, 10.1, 10.7 million homes.

18. (21) The Guardian, CBS, 10.0, 10.5 million homes.

19. (18) NFL Monday Showcase, ABC, 9.8, 10.3 million homes.

20. (29) Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 9.5, 10.0 million homes.