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THE RATINGS

THE RATINGS

'AMAZON' QUEEN

Survivor's title proved apt as the CBS series' sixth-season ender (3rd) and reunion special (10th) dominated Sunday night. Although the episode ranked as the reality trailblazer's lowest-rated finale ever, Jenna's surprise victory outplayed NBC's competing American Dreams (57th) and back-to-back episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (20th and 23rd). Other nets failed to lure viewers away from the island with nostalgia trips: ABC's showing of E.T. (66th) did nothing to help struggling lead-out Dragnet (69th), and there was little teen spirit for Shannen Doherty and Co. on Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210: 10-Year High School Reunion (70th). Survivor, however, proved less potent in its regular Thursday slot (8th): The ouster of Jenna's fellow femme fatale, Heidi, couldn't hold its own against John Stamos' ''spermtastic'' guest appearance on NBC's expanded Friends (6th). TOP 30

LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 25.1 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 1

2 22.7 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. --

3 22.3 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON FINALE CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. --

4 22.2 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2

5 21.9 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:58 p.m. 4

6 19.6 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 7

19.6 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 5

8 19.0 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 8

19.0 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:35 p.m 9

p> 10 17.7 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON REUNION CBS, Sunday, 10:08 p.m. --

11 17.5 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 6

12 17.1 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9:18 p.m. 9

13 15.5 STILL STANDING CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 13

14 14.9 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 23

15 14.5 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 9

16 13.7 THE BERNIE MAC SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 9:01 p.m. 16

17 13.5 THE BACHELOR ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 18

13.5 24 Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 27

19 13.4 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 19

20 13.3 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 12

13.3 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 19

13.3 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 15

23 13.0 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 14

24 12.8 JAG CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 17

25 12.6 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 26

12.6 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 25

27 11.9 KING OF QUEENS CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 31

11.9 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 30

29 11.7 THAT '70S SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. --

11.7 THE GUARDIAN CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 27 *IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JAN. 00-00, 2002

SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints
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