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CAN YOU DIG IT?

So, who’s the most popular weirdo family on cable right now? Well, the Fishers of HBO’s Six Feet Under (1st) are showing MTV’s The Osbournes how it’s done. Less than a month ago, the race was neck and neck, with Ozzy and his brood beating the dysfunctional funereal folks by just 100,000 viewers. But now that the reality hit is in repeats, it’s eating HBO’s dust: The penultimate episode of Six drew 4.3 million fans, despite being up against CBS’ Survivor finale. Nick at Nite has a winner with recent addition The Cosby Show (24th), which is now the most-watched sitcom on the nostalgia-fueled net. Yet nothing can touch SpongeBob SquarePants (1st), which, unlike the fading Rugrats (24th), is still keeping the kiddie crowd glued to the boob tube.

TOP 5 PAY CABLE VIEWERS*

1 SIX FEET UNDER HBO, Sunday, 9:02 p.m. 4.3 2 THE SOPRANOS HBO, Sunday, 8:01 p.m. 3.6 3 BOXING: GATTI VS. WARD HBO, Saturday, 11:15 p.m. 3.5 4 BOXING: GATTI VS. WARD HBO, Saturday, 11:55 p.m. 3.4 5 PATH TO WAR HBO, Saturday, 8:03 p.m. 2.7

TOP 25 BASIC CABLE

1 6.7 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 9:30 p.m. 2 6.3 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 9 p.m. 3 5.7 WWE: RAW ZONE TNN, Monday, 10 p.m. 4 5.6 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 8:30 p.m. 5 5.3 THE WINSTON RACE FX, Saturday, 7:28 p.m. 6 4.9 WWE: RAW TNN, Monday, 9 p.m. 7 4.7 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 8 p.m. 8 4.6 BASKETBALL: LAKERS VS. SPURS TBS, Tuesday, 10:41 p.m. 9 4.2 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10 a.m. 10 4.1 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 5:30 p.m. 4.1 BASKETBALL: KINGS VS. MAVERICKS TNT, Monday, 8:58 p.m. 4.1 ROCKET POWER Nickelodeon, Monday, 6 p.m. 4.1 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 10 a.m. 14 4.0 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. 15 3.9 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 16 3.8 HEY ARNOLD! Nickelodeon, Monday, 7 p.m. 3.8 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 4 p.m. 3.8 BASKETBALL: CELTICS VS. PISTONS TBS, Tuesday, 7:58 p.m. 3.8 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 5 p.m. 3.8 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 5 p.m. 21 3.7 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. 22 3.6 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. 3.6 FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. 24 3.5 THE COSBY SHOW Nick at Nite, Friday, 10 p.m. 3.5 RUGRATS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

*IN MILLIONS SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH WEEK OF MAY 13-19, 2002