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THE RATINGS

'HOME' IMPROVEMENT

Nearly 8.5 million people found ABC's Lost at Home (60th), a relatively promising premiere for the family comedy. The Tuesday sitcom held on to 91 percent of its lead-in from the relocated According to Jim (48th) -- which itself had a banner night opposite Frasier (47th), nearly tying the onetime NBC powerhouse and beating it among young adults. Frasier -- down 30 percent from a year ago -- left its lead-out, struggling legal comedy A.U.S.A. (72nd), with little chance to make its case. Meanwhile, Katie Couric's exclusive with the Central Park jogger (19th) drew viewers to NBC Sunday night, and audiences showed little interest in Barbara Walters' delayed Oscar special (64th) on ABC. But Walters' kiss with Julianne Moore was downright smokin' compared with the lukewarm reception ABC got for Saturday's back-to-back hours of Are You Hot? (91st, 78th) -- thankfully, its finale.

TOP 30

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 26.4 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. -- 2 21.2 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 1 3 20.8 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 6 4 20.3 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 2 5 19.8 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. -- 6 18.9 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 33 7 18.7 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 8 8 17.0 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 17 9 15.9 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 5 10 15.6 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 9 11 15.5 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 4 12 15.3 SCRUBS NBC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. 12 13 15.2 STILL STANDING CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 26 14 15.0 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 15 15 13.9 WANDA AT LARGE Fox, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 10 16 13.8 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. -- 17 13.7 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 20 18 13.3 THE KING OF QUEENS CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 18 19 13.0 KATIE COURIC EXCLUSIVE NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. -- 20 12.7 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 22 21 12.6 BASKETBALL: TEXAS VS. SYRACUSE CBS, Saturday, 8:49 p.m. -- 22 12.5 24 Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 18 23 12.2 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. -- 24 11.9 JAG CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 29 25 11.6 GOOD MORNING, MIAMI NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 24 26 11.5 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 13 27 11.4 PRIMETIME THURSDAY ABC, Thursday, 10 p.m. -- 28 11.2 AMERICA'S MOST TALENTED KID NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. 22 29 11.1 THAT '70S SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 48 30 10.6 THE GUARDIAN CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. -- 10.6 CSI (R) CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints
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