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THE RATINGS

'MAKEOVER' ACHIEVER

Tis the season for liposuction and rhinoplasty: A whopping 13.2 million folks tuned in to see a trio of beauty-impaired contestants transform themselves on ABC's Extreme Makeover (22nd), which topped NBC's The West Wing (11th) in the race for 18- to 49-year-olds by 14 percent. ABC had less luck with its updated Nancy Drew movie (73rd), which pulled in only 7.5 million snoops. Holiday-movie-minded Americans were torn between NBC's rebroadcast of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (32nd) and CBS' Jason Alexander telepic The Man Who Saved Christmas (40th), and the results were mixed on the animated-special front as well: CBS' Robbie the Reindeer 'toons (47th, 70th) and Frosty the Snowman offerings (64th, 63rd), ABC's Charlie Brown Christmas (67th), and The WB's Scooby-Doo Christmas (84th) all trailed the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (25th) on CBS.

TOP 30 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 25.9 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 1 2 22.7 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 3 3 22.3 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 2 4 19.6 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 10 5 19.1 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 12 6 19.0 SURVIVOR: THAILAND CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 4 7 16.5 SCRUBS NBC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. 6 8 16.2 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 7 9 15.7 FOOTBALL: BEARS VS. DOLPHINS ABC, Monday, 9:07 p.m. 8 10 15.5 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 14 11 15.4 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 33 12 14.8 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 21 13 14.7 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 13 14 14.6 ACCORDING TO JIM ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 42 14.6 STILL STANDING CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 18 16 14.1 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 20 17 14.0 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 15 18 13.8 FRASIER NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 33 19 13.4 GOOD MORNING MIAMI NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 11 13.4 KING OF THE HILL Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. 33 13.4 THIRD WATCH NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 16 22 13.2 EXTREME MAKEOVER ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -- 23 13.0 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 58 24 12.9 8 SIMPLE RULES... ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 32 25 12.3 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (R) CBS, Friday, 8 p.m. -- 12.3 NYPD BLUE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 42 27 12.2 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 25 28 12.0 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 23 12.0 YES, DEAR (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 29 30 11.8 MY WIFE AND KIDS ABC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 17

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF DEC 9-15, 2002 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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