Originally created 10/17/02

CBS tops networks in ratings



CBS topped the Nielsen ratings for the week of Oct. 7 through Sunday, the first time in 10 years the network has won the first three weeks of a new television season.

CBS averaged 13.2 million viewers for the week (8.9 rating, 15 share), NBC had 12.4 million (8.3, 14), Fox, helped by the baseball playoffs, took third place with 10.1 million viewers (6.7, 11) and ABC had 10 million (6.4, 10).

The resurgent WB averaged 5.2 million viewers (3.2, 5), UPN had 4.2 million (2.6, 4) and Pax TV had 1.3 million (0.9, 2).

Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 7-13. 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.(1) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 19.4, 20.7 million homes.

2.(2) "Friends," NBC, 16.6, 17.7 million homes.

3.(3) "ER," NBC, 16.1, 17.2 million homes.

4.(6) "Law & Order," NBC, 13.8, 14.7 million homes.

5.(4) "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS, 13.3, 14.2 million homes.

5.(5) "Will & Grace," NBC, 13.3, 14.2 million homes.

7.(8) "Survivor: Thailand," CBS, 12.3, 13.2 million homes.

8.(6) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Miami," CBS, 12.1, 12.9 million homes.

9.(8) "Scrubs," NBC, 11.6, 12.4 million homes.

10.(11) "The West Wing," NBC, 10.9, 11.6 million homes.

11.(17) "Without a Trace," CBS, 10.8, 11.5 million homes.

12.(12) "Good Morning Miami," NBC, 10.7, 11.4 million homes.

13.(16) "Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit," NBC, 10.6, 11.3 million homes.

13.(10) "NFL Monday Night Football: Green Bay at Chicago," ABC, 10.6, 11.3 million homes.

15.(15) "Judging Amy," CBS, 10.2, 10.8 million homes.

15.(12) "Still Standing," CBS, 10.2, 10.9 million homes.

17.(17) "JAG," CBS, 9.9, 10.6 million homes.

18.(20) "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.8, 10.4 million homes.

19.(14) "Frasier," NBC, 9.5, 10.2 million homes.

20.(19) "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," NBC, 9.4, 10.0 million homes.

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21. "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teen-Aged Daughter," ABC, 9.3

21. "The Guardian," CBS, 9.3

23. "Yes, Dear," CBS, 9.1

24. "The Practice," ABC, 8.9

25. "The Bachelor," ABC, 8.5

26. "NYPD Blue," ABC, 8.4

27. "According to Jim," ABC, 8.3

28. "Dateline Friday," NBC, 8.2

28. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Championship Series: Anaheim at Minnesota (Game 2)/San Francisco at St. Louis (Game 1)," Fox, 8.2

30. "The District," CBS, 8.1

30. "My Wife and Kids," ABC, 8.1

32. "Dateline NBC-Tuesday," NBC, 7.8

32. "Fear Factor," NBC, 7.8

32. "King Of Queens," CBS, 7.8

35. "Hack," CBS, 7.5

36. "60 Minutes II," CBS, 7.4

36. "Third Watch," NBC, 7.4

38. "CBS Sunday Movie: Gleason," CBS, 7.3

38. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Championship Series, Game 1: Anaheim at Minnesota," Fox, 7.3

38. "NFL Monday Showcase," ABC, 7.3

41. "Becker," CBS, 7.2

41. "Crossing Jordan," NBC, 7.2

41. "George Lopez," ABC, 7.2

44. "Ed," NBC, 7.1

45. "American Dreams," NBC, 6.9

45. "Boomtown," NBC, 6.9

45. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Division Series, Game 5: San Francisco at Atlanta," Fox, 6.9

45. "Hidden Hills," NBC, 6.9

45. "Providence," NBC, 6.9

50. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Championship Series, Game 4: St. Louis at San Francisco," Fox, 6.8

51. "Bram and Alice," CBS, 6.7

52. "48 Hours Investigates," CBS, 6.6

52. "The Agency," CBS, 6.6

54. "Life With Bonnie," ABC, 6.5

55. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Championship Series, Game 3: Minnesota at Anaheim," Fox, 6.4

56. "Less Than Perfect," ABC, 6.3

57. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Championship Series, Game 2: San Francisco at St. Louis," Fox, 6.2

58. "20/20-Friday," ABC, 6.0

59. "Alias," ABC, 5.8

60. (X) "ABC Sunday Night Movie-10/13: Dr. Dolittle," ABC, 5.7

61. (X) "Fox Major League Baseball Championship Series, Game 4: Minnesota at Anaheim," Fox, 5.6

61. "In-laws," NBC, 5.6

63. "7th Heaven - WB," WB, 5.4

63. "America's Funniest Home Videos-8pm," ABC, 5.4

63. "Robbery Homicide Division," CBS, 5.4

66. "ABC Saturday Night at Movies: Enemy Of the State," ABC, 5.3

67. "Touched By an Angel," CBS, 5.2

68. "Presidio Med," CBS, 5.1

69. "Amazing Race: 3," CBS, 5.0

69. "Dateline Sunday-7pm," NBC, 5.0

69. "Primetime Thursday," ABC, 5.0

72. "Just Shoot Me," NBC, 4.9

73. (X) "America's Funniest Home Videos," ABC, 4.8

73. "Monk," ABC, 4.8

73. "Smallville - WB," WB, 4.8

76. "Birds Of Prey - WB," WB, 4.7

77. "MDs," ABC, 4.4

78. "Everwood," WB, 4.1

79. (X) "Forensic Files," NBC, 4.0

80. "Gilmore Girls," WB, 3.8

81. "WWE Smackdown!," UPN, 3.6

82. "Enterprise," UPN, 3.5

83. "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," ABC, 3.4

84. "Dawson's Creek," WB, 3.3

85. "Reba," WB, 3.2

86. "Charmed," WB, 3.1

86. "Girlfriends," UPN, 3.1

86. "One On One," UPN, 3.1

89. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," UPN, 3.0

89. "Drew Carey Show," ABC, 3.0

91. "Half and Half," UPN, 2.8

92. "NBC Saturday Night Movies: Star Trek: Insurrection," NBC, 2.7

93. "Push, Nevada," ABC, 2.6

93. "The Twilight Zone," UPN, 2.6

95. "Angel," WB, 2.5

95. "Greetings From Tucson," WB, 2.5

97. "The Parkers," UPN, 2.4

98. "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," WB, 2.1

98. "What I Like About You," WB, 2.1

100. "Gilmore Girls," WB, 2.0

101. "Family Affair," WB, 1.7

102. "Do Over," WB, 1.6

102. "Jamie Kennedy," WB, 1.6

102. "Sue Thomas, F.B. Eye," Pax, 1.6

105. "Doc-Sunday," Pax, 1.4

105. "Haunted," UPN, 1.4

105. "Off Centre," WB, 1.4

108. "UPN's Movie Friday: Supercop 2," UPN, 1.3

109. "Diagnosis Murder-Tuesday," Pax, 1.2

110. "Diagnosis Murder-Thursday," Pax, 1.1

110. "Diagnosis Murder-Wednesday," Pax, 1.1

112. "Diagnosis Murder-Friday," Pax, 1.0

113. "Doc-Wednesday," Pax, 0.9

113. (X) "Mrs. America Pageant 2002," Pax, 0.9

113. "Weakest Link," Pax, 0.9

116. "Diagnosis Murder-Monday," Pax, 0.8

116. "Diagnosis Murder-Monday 8p," Pax, 0.8

116. "It's a Miracle," Pax, 0.8

119. "Candid Camera-Sunday," Pax, 0.7

119. "Candid Camera-Wednesday," Pax, 0.7

119. "Just Cause-Tuesday," Pax, 0.7

119. (X) "Lucky Day," Pax, 0.7

123. "Friday Night Flix: Oh, God!," Pax, 0.6

124. "Body and Soul-Monday," Pax, 0.5

--From the Thursday, October 17, 2002 printed edition of the Augusta Chronicle