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THE RATINGS

THE RATINGS

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Holy hot tubs! ABC's Bachelorette debut (10th) attracted a time-period-winning 17.4 million voyeurs, beating NBC's The West Wing (22nd) by a whopping 79 percent in 18- to 49-year-olds. While the quasi-star-studded The Surreal Life (88th) brought a relatively large viewership of 5.2 million to The WB, ABC's Celebrity Mole Hawaii (44th) lost out to Law & Order (6th). Arsenio Hall scored with CBS' Star Search (24th, 25th), though the show lacked Survivor-size strength against NBC's Thursday comedies. The debut of Fox's Joe Millionaire (7th) attracted the largest crowd of any midseason entry, besting the premieres of two Friday dramas: NBC's Mister Sterling (30th), which lured a better-than-Providence turnout of 12.2 million, and CBS' Queens Supreme (66th), which drew only 8.1 million court buffs.

TOP 30

LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 25.5 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 2 24.9 FOOTBALL: FALCONS VS. EAGLES Fox, Saturday, 8:22 p.m. -- 3 23.7 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 5 4 21.5 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 30 5 19.7 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 6 19.6 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 16 7 18.6 JOE MILLIONAIRE Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. -- 8 17.6 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 8:08 p.m. -- 9 17.5 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 12 10 17.4 THE BACHELORETTE ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -- 11 17.2 SCRUBS NBC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. 15 12 16.6 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 21 13 16.3 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 11 16.3 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 19 15 16.2 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 9 16 16.1 JAG CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 37 17 15.7 STILL STANDING CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 13 18 15.1 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 34 19 14.9 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 24 20 14.7 THE KING OF QUEENS CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 23 14.7 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS CBS, Sunday, 9:08 p.m. -- 22 14.0 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 44 14.0 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 63 24 13.8 STAR SEARCH CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. -- 25 13.2 STAR SEARCH CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. -- 26 13.1 THE GUARDIAN CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 46 27 13.0 GOOD MORNING, MIAMI NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 33 28 12.8 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 9 29 12.3 8 SIMPLE RULES... ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 39 30 12.2 CROSSING JORDAN NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. 41 12.2 MISTER STERLING NBC, Friday, 9 p.m. --

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF jan. 6-12, 2002 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Jan 17, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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