Originally created 07/18/02

Fox network hits a homer with All-Star Game



NEW YORK -- Neither team won baseball's All-Star Game, but the Fox network came out a winner.

Its coverage of the 7-7 tie gave Fox last week's top-rated show, while the pre-game telecast ranked No. 4, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Otherwise, the week's most-watched shows were repeats, newsmagazines and reality fare.

For the week, CBS was first with 7.7 million prime-time viewers (5.4 rating, 10 share), while NBC averaged 7.6 million (5.2 rating, 10 share) and Fox had 7.2 million (4.7 rating, 9 share). In a fourth place, ABC had 6.2 million viewers (4.1 rating, 8 share), UPN 2.6 million (1.7 rating, 3 share), the WB 2.3 million (1.5 rating, 3 share) and Pax TV 0.97 million (0.7 rating, 1 share).

The "NBC Nightly News" won the evening news ratings race with 8.9 million viewers (6.4 rating, 14 share). ABC's "World News Tonight" had 8.3 million (5.9 rating, 13 share) and the "CBS Evening News" had 7.4 million (5.4 million, 12 share).

A ratings point represents 1,055,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 105.5 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for July 8-14. 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 105.5 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households.

1. (X) "Fox MLB All-Star Game: American vs. National," Fox, 9.5, 10.0 million homes.

2. (2) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 8.8, 9.3 million homes.

3. (5) "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS, 8.1, 8.6 million homes.

4. (X) "Fox MLB All-Star Preview," Fox, 8.0, 8.5 million homes.

5. (7) "Law & Order," NBC, 7.9, 8.3 million homes.

6. (17) "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.4, 7.8 million homes.

7. (13) "Becker," CBS, 7.2, 7.6 million homes.

8. (34) "48 Hours-Monday," CBS, 7.1, 7.5 million homes.

8. (79) "ABC Monday Night Movie: The Horse Whisperer," ABC, 7.1, 7.4 million homes.

10. (30) "CBS Sunday Movie: Holy Joe," CBS, 6.2, 6.5 million homes.

10. (29) "Dateline NBC-Tuesday," NBC, 6.2, 6.5 million homes.

10. (7) "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC, 6.2, 6.5 million homes.

13. (64) "Dog Eat Dog," NBC, 6.1, 6.5 million homes.

14. (40) "60 Minutes II," CBS, 6.0, 6.4 million homes.

14. (67) "Big Brother 3-Wednesday," CBS, 6.0, 6.4 million homes.

16. (36) "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," NBC, 5.8, 6.2 million homes.

16. (142) "NBC Saturday Night Movies: Men in Black," NBC, 5.8, 6.1 million homes.

16. (44) "Primetime Thursday," ABC, 5.8, 6.1 million homes.

19. (64) "Crime and Punishment," NBC, 5.7, 6.0 million homes.

19. (5) "Friends," NBC, 5.7, 6.0 million homes.

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21. "Yes, Dear," CBS, 5.6

22. "20/20-Friday," ABC, 5.5

22. "Fear Factor," NBC, 5.5

22. "JAG," CBS, 5.5

25. "American Idol-Wednesday," Fox, 5.4

25. "Judging Amy," CBS, 5.4

25. "The King of Queens," CBS, 5.4

25. (X) "Tonight With Leno: 10th Anniversary," NBC, 5.4

29. "The West Wing," NBC, 5.3

30. "Frasier," NBC, 5.2

30. "My Wife and Kids," ABC, 5.2

32. "The Agency," CBS, 5.1

32. "Big Brother 3-Thursday," CBS, 5.1

32. "The Guardian," CBS, 5.1

32. (X) "Price Is Right: Coast Guard," CBS, 5.1

32. "Will & Grace," NBC, 5.1

37. "48 Hours," CBS, 5.0

37. "Crossing Jordan," NBC, 5.0

39. "Touched By an Angel-Sunday," CBS, 4.8

40. "Dateline NBC-Friday," NBC, 4.7

40. (X) "Fox Movie Special: Jerry Maguire," Fox, 4.7

40. "State V.," ABC, 4.7

43. "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back," Fox, 4.6

43. "Just Shoot Me," NBC, 4.6

43. "Scrubs," NBC, 4.6

43. "Scrubs," NBC, 4.6

47. "ER," NBC, 4.5

48. "Mole II: The Next Betrayal," ABC, 4.4

49. "Houston Medical," ABC, 4.3

49. "Spy TV," NBC, 4.3

51. "48 Hours-Wednesday," CBS, 4.2

51. "Cops 2: Coast to Coast," Fox, 4.2

53. "According to Jim-Tuesday," ABC, 4.0

53. "America's Funniest Home Videos," ABC, 4.0

53. "Spy TV," NBC, 4.0

56. "According to Jim-Tuesday," ABC, 3.9

57. "Weakest Link-Sunday," NBC, 3.8

58. "Big Brother 3-Saturday," CBS, 3.6

58. "Cops: Coast to Coast," Fox, 3.6

58. "The Drew Carey Show," ABC, 3.6

61. "The District," CBS, 3.5

62. "Beyond Belief: Fact or Ficton," Fox, 3.4

62. "Pulse," Fox, 3.4

64. (X) "The Bernie Mac Show," Fox, 3.3

64. (X) "The Bernie Mac Show," Fox, 3.3

64. "Dateline NBC- Sunday," NBC, 3.3

64. "World Wrestling Entertainment Smackdown!," UPN, 3.3

68. "The Drew Carey Show-Wednesday," ABC, 3.1

68. "Wonderful World Of Disney: Cadet Kelly," ABC, 3.1

70. "The Practice," ABC, 3.0

70. "Whose Line is it Anyway?-Friday," ABC, 3.0

72. "The Agency-Saturday," CBS, 2.9

73. (X) "ABC Big Picture Show-Thursday: Star Trek: First Contact," ABC, 2.8

73. "ABC Saturday Night Movie: You Only Live Twice," ABC, 2.8

73. "Whose Line is it Anyway?-Friday," ABC, 2.8

76. "Boston Public," Fox, 2.7

76. (X) "Marc Anthony: I've Got You," CBS, 2.7

78. "Invasion of the Hidden Cameras 1," Fox, 2.6

79. "Invasion of the Hidden Cameras 2," Fox, 2.5

80. "Alias," ABC, 2.3

80. (X) "Dog Eat Dog," NBC, 2.3

82. "Smallville," WB, 2.2

83. "Gilmore Girls," WB, 2.1

84. "Girlfriends," UPN, 2.0

84. "The Parkers," UPN, 2.0

86. "One On One," UPN, 1.9

87. "Ally McBeal," Fox, 1.8

87. "Reba-Thursday," WB, 1.8

87. "WB Wednesday Movie: Three to Tango," WB, 1.8

90. "7th Heaven," WB, 1.7

90. "The Hughleys," UPN, 1.7

90. "Raising Dad," WB, 1.7

90. "Reba," WB, 1.7

94. "The X-Files," Fox, 1.6

95. "Enterprise," UPN, 1.4

95. "Sabrina," WB, 1.4

97. "Smallville-Monday," WB, 1.3

98. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," UPN, 1.2

98. "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment-Thursday," WB, 1.2

98. "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2-Thursday," WB, 1.2

98. "Off Centre," WB, 1.2

102. "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer-Wednesday," UPN, 1.1

102. "Charmed-Sunday," WB, 1.1

102. "Diagnosis Murder-Saturday," Pax, 1.1

102. "Diagnosis Murder-Tuesday," Pax, 1.1

102. "Maybe It's Me," WB, 1.1

107. "Angel-Sunday," WB, 1.0

107. "Diagnosis Murder-Monday," Pax, 1.0

107. "Diagnosis Murder-Thursday," Pax, 1.0

107. "Diagnosis Murder-Wednesday," Pax, 1.0

107. "UPN's Movie Friday: Code Name Phoenix," UPN, 1.0

112. "For Your Love-Sunday," WB, 0.9

112. "For Your Love," WB, 0.9

112. "Under One Roof," UPN, 0.9

115. "Doc-Tuesday," Pax, 0.8

116. "Diagnosis Murder-Friday," Pax, 0.7

116. "Touched By an Angel-Monday," Pax, 0.7

116. "Touched By an Angel-Wednesday," Pax, 0.7

119. "Candid Camera-Sunday," Pax, 0.6

119. "Doc-Sunday," Pax, 0.6

119. "Pax Big Event: Mary Magdalene," Pax, 0.6

119. "Touched By an Angel-Thursday," Pax, 0.6

119. "Weakest Link," Pax, 0.6

124. "Candid Camera-Wednesday," Pax, 0.5

124. "Encounters With the Unexpected," Pax, 0.5

124. "Mysterious Ways-Tuesday," Pax, 0.5

124. "Ponderosa-Sunday," Pax, 0.5

124. "Touched By Angel-Sunday," Pax, 0.5

129. "It's a Miracle," Pax, 0.4

129. "Miracle Pets-Monday," Pax, 0.4

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