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Trista Rehn met her match -- in Evan Marriott. The finale of ABC's The Bachelorette (6th) drew more than 20 million well-wishers, but that's only about half the size of the throng that turned out for the last hour of Fox's Joe Millionaire (1st). A battle of the sexes buoyed CBS' Survivor: The Amazon (7th), but viewers fled ABC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, which premiered in 40th before plummeting to 72nd. Americans also lost interest in Michael Jackson, as neither Dateline NBC's documentary (23rd) nor Jacko's Fox rebuttal (24th) proved nearly as popular as ABC's original interview. And while Norah Jones is hot -- CBS' Grammys (4th) shot up 31 percent over last year -- Lorenzo Lamas is not: His ABC skankfest Are You Hot? finished 48th. Break out the flaw finder!

TOP 15 FEB. 17-23

LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 40.0 JOE MILLIONAIRE Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 2 2 29.3 JOE MILLIONAIRE Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. -- 3 28.1 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. -- 4 24.8 GRAMMY AWARDS CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. -- 5 22.4 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 7 6 20.4 THE BACHELORETTE ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. -- 7 20.3 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 3 8 19.8 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 13 9 19.7 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 8 10 19.5 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 6 19.5 AMERICAN IDOL: BEST OF THE WORST Fox, Wednesday, 9:02 p.m. -- 12 18.3 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 16 13 18.1 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. -- 14 17.8 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. -- 15 17.5 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 14

TOP 15 FEB. 10-16

1 27.2 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 2 2 24.1 JOE MILLIONAIRE Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 7 3 23.3 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. -- 4 22.0 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. 27 5 21.3 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 28 6 20.9 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 3 7 20.6 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 6 8 20.0 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 9 9 19.2 MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN REUNION Special Fox, Sunday, 9 p.m. -- 10 19.1 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:33 p.m. 5 11 18.7 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:31 p.m. 10 18.7 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9:19 p.m. 15 13 18.4 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 11 14 18.1 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 8 15 17.8 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 19

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #699 Mar 07, 2003 Order article reprints