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As they do almost every summer, viewers decided to declare their independence from TV over the July 4 holiday weekend. NBC managed to garner a little ratings flash with the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (21st), while that same night Bob Barker persuaded 6.3 million folks to come on down for a repeat of The Price Is Right 30th Anniversary Special (41st) on CBS. The finale of Fox's dowry-building, dignity-destroying Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska (33rd) pulled in slightly more than 7 million viewers (up 2 million from last week), all of whom got to see Sissie score the series' only marriage proposal. Good for her...we guess. On a more masculine note, racing fans drove Fox to a Saturday-night win with the network's coverage of the NASCAR Pepsi 400 (13th).

TOP 30

LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 12.5 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 2 2 11.9 MOVIE: A TIME TO KILL (R) CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. -- 3 11.4 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 3 4 10.7 DOG EAT DOG NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 5 5 10.6 BECKER (R) CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 5 10.6 48 HOURS (R) CBS, Monday, 10:01 p.m. 9 7 10.3 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 9 8 10.2 DATELINE NBC NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. -- 9 9.6 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 9 10 9.3 CRIME & PUNISHMENT NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 18 9.3 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 8 12 8.7 MOVIE: MURDER, SHE WROTE (R) CBS, Friday, 9 p.m. -- 13 8.6 JAG (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 29 8.6 NASCAR PEPSI 400 Fox, Saturday, 7:46 p.m. -- 15 8.5 FEAR FACTOR (R) NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 22 8.5 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 1 17 8.4 60 MINUTES II (R) CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 20 18 8.3 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 25 19 8.2 CROSSING JORDAN (R) NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. 22 20 8.1 DATELINE NBC NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. 83 21 7.9 MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS... NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. -- 22 7.8 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 16 7.8 YES, DEAR (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 15 24 7.7 THE GUARDIAN (R) CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 32 7.7 JUDGING AMY (R) CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 26 26 7.5 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 17 27 7.4 FRASIER (R) NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 48 7.4 SPY TV (R) NBC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. -- 7.4 NASCAR PEPSI 400 POST-RACE Fox, Saturday, 10:45 p.m. -- 30 7.3 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 4

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2002 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Jul 19, 2002 Published in issue #663 Jul 19, 2002 Order article reprints
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