The Ratings

Rank And File

From 'CSI' to 'Abby,' a Look Back at the 2002-2003 Season

SHOW/ RANK VIEWERS[1] NETWORK % CHANGE[2] 18-49 RANK

1 26.2 CSI CBS +11 6 2 22.9 JOE MILLIONAIRE Fox -- 1 3 21.9 AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY Fox -- 3 4 21.8 FRIENDS NBC -11 2 5 21.6 AMERICAN IDOL TUESDAY Fox -- 4 6 21.2 SURVIVOR: THAILAND CBS +2 8 7 20.1 ER NBC -9 5 8 20.0 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS -4 11 9 18.6 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS -7 15 10 17.3 LAW & ORDER NBC -7 16 11 16.9 NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC +1 12 12 16.8 WILL & GRACE NBC -3 7 13 16.7 THE BACHELORETTE ABC -- 10 14 16.6 CSI: MIAMI CBS -- 17 15 15.9 SCRUBS NBC +42 9 16 15.1 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS -- 24 17 14.8 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC -3 26 18 14.5 THE BACHELOR ABC +36 13 14.5 STILL STANDING CBS -- 24 20 14.3 LAW & ORDER: CI NBC +20 27 21 13.9 60 MINUTES CBS -6 81 22 13.5 THE WEST WING NBC -21 34 23 13.4 THE SIMPSONS Fox +8 17 24 13.3 YES, DEAR CBS -4 31 13.3 JAG CBS -10 84 26 13.1 JUDGING AMY CBS -6 53 13.1 FEAR FACTOR NBC -4 21 28 13.0 THE KING OF QUEENS CBS -6 38 13.0 GOOD MORNING, MIAMI NBC -- 14 30 12.6 FRASIER NBC -16 27 31 12.2 WANDA AT LARGE Fox -- 19 32 12.1 MY BIG FAT GREEK LIFE CBS -- 76 33 11.8 THE GUARDIAN CBS -3 87 34 11.7 24 Fox +36 20 35 11.6 NYPD BLUE ABC -6 34 11.6 THIRD WATCH NBC +4 34 37 11.2 MY WIFE AND KIDS ABC +2 38 38 11.0 CELEBRITY MOLE HAWAII ABC -- 22 39 10.9 PROVIDENCE NBC -4 75 10.9 8 SIMPLE RULES... ABC -- 44 41 10.8 STAR SEARCH WEDNESDAY CBS -- 67 10.8 EXTREME MAKEOVER ABC -- 27 43 10.7 MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE Fox -18 30 10.7 STAR SEARCH 2 CBS -- 72 45 10.6 60 MINUTES II CBS -2 87 10.6 CROSSING JORDAN NBC -17 44 47 10.5 DATELINE NBC FRIDAY -9 72 10.5 BECKER CBS -36 101 49 10.4 THAT '70S SHOW Fox +14 23 10.4 GEORGE LOPEZ ABC +16 43 51 10.3 ACCORDING TO JIM ABC +3 42 10.3 CBS SUNDAY MOVIE -18 75 10.3 ED NBC +5 60 54 10.2 HIDDEN HILLS NBC -- 31 55 10.1 BOOMTOWN NBC -- 53 10.1 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ABC -10 66 57 10.0 THE BERNIE MAC SHOW Fox +5 31 10.0 AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC +11 66 59 9.9 AMERICAN DREAMS NBC -- 52 9.9 OLIVER BEENE Fox -- 34 9.9 MR. STERLING NBC -- 92 62 9.8 THE DISTRICT CBS -5 111 9.8 THE PRACTICE ABC -22 56 9.8 DATELINE NBC TUESDAY -8 48 9.8 DRAGNET ABC -- 61 66 9.7 AMERICA'S MOST TALENTED KID NBC -- 81 9.7 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC, Saturday -- 63 68 9.5 KING OF THE HILL Fox +23 38 69 9.2 HACK CBS -- 109 9.2 BOSTON PUBLIC Fox -15 50 71 9.1 BRAM AND ALICE CBS -- 101 72 9.0 THE AMAZING RACE 3 CBS -13 50 9.0 ALIAS ABC -7 44 74 8.9 48 HOURS INVESTIGATES CBS +27 95 8.9 20/20 ABC -8 84 8.9 MR. PERSONALITY Fox -- 38 8.9 ARE YOU HOT? ABC -- 48 78 8.8 LIFE WITH BONNIE ABC -- 50 79 8.6 DATELINE NBC SUNDAY -9 101 80 8.4 PRIMETIME THURSDAY ABC -18 75 8.4 THE AGENCY CBS -18 119 82 8.3 LESS THAN PERFECT ABC -- 56 8.3 A.U.S.A. NBC -- 61 8.3 WATCHING ELLIE NBC -17 72 85 8.1 GROUNDED FOR LIFE Fox +13 44 86 8.0 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK Fox -1 81 8.0 CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER... Fox -- 56 88 7.8 COPS 2 Fox -3 75 89 7.7 LET'S MAKE A DEAL NBC -- 87 7.7 IN-LAWS NBC -- 66 91 7.6 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL CBS -8 132 92 7.5 THE PITTS Fox -- 63 7.5 LOST AT HOME ABC -- 63 94 7.4 MARRIED BY AMERICA Fox -- 56 95 7.2 PRESIDIO MED CBS -- 95 96 7.1 ROBBERY HOMICIDE DIVISION CBS -- 111 7.1 LAW & ORDER NBC, Saturday -- 111 7.1 VERITAS: THE QUEST ABC -- 95 99 7.0 QUEENS SUPREME CBS -- 111 7.0 ANDY RICHTER... Fox -5 67 101 6.9 MONK ABC -- 124 102 6.8 THE FAMILY ABC -- 72 103 6.7 COPS Fox -7 92 6.7 ABC SATURDAY MOVIE -6 95 6.7 SMALLVILLE The WB +14 63 106 6.6 7TH HEAVEN The WB -6 95 6.6 NBC SATURDAY MOVIE +2 101 6.6 HUNTER NBC -- 138 6.6 JUST SHOOT ME NBC -54 87 110 6.5 MIRACLES ABC -- 95 6.5 MDS ABC -- 84 112 6.2 PROFILES FROM THE FRONT LINE ABC -- 119 113 6.0 JOHN DOE Fox -- 92 114 5.7 FASTLANE Fox -- 87 115 5.5 WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? ABC +6 109 5.5 FUTURAMA Fox -7 105 117 5.4 WWE SMACKDOWN! UPN -17 111 5.4 ALL AMERICAN GIRL ABC -- 105 5.4 REGULAR JOE ABC -- 124 5.4 GIRLS CLUB Fox -- 105 121 5.2 THE DREW CAREY SHOW ABC -43 111 5.2 GILMORE GIRLS The WB 0 105 123 4.8 30 SECONDS TO FAME Fox -- 132 4.8 EVERWOOD The WB -- 124 125 4.7 DINOTOPIA ABC -- 142 4.7 THE PULSE Fox -- 119 127 4.5 CHARMED The WB +7 119 4.5 REBA The WB +7 135 129 4.4 FIREFLY Fox -- 119 130 4.3 THAT WAS THEN ABC -- 124 131 4.2 BIRDS OF PREY The WB -- 111 4.2 ONE ON ONE UPN +5 135 133 4.1 GIRLFRIENDS UPN 0 135 134 4.0 ENTERPRISE UPN -32 124 4.0 DAWSON'S CREEK The WB +3 111 136 3.9 PUSH, NEVADA ABC -- 143 3.9 HIGH SCHOOL REUNION The WB -- 132 138 3.8 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER UPN -17 124 139 3.7 THE PARKERS UPN -14 140 3.7 ANGEL The WB -16 124 3.7 HALF AND HALF UPN -- 138 142 3.6 THE SURREAL LIFE The WB -- 124 143 3.5 GROUNDED FOR LIFE The WB -- 140 144 3.1 BLACK SASH The WB -- 143 3.1 GREETINGS FROM TUCSON The WB -- 146 146 3.0 SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH The WB -3 148 3.0 WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU The WB -- 146 148 2.9 THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT The WB +7 143 149 2.7 GILMORE GIRLS: BEGINNINGS The WB -- 148 150 2.6 THE TWILIGHT ZONE UPN -- 148 2.6 FAMILY AFFAIR The WB -- 155 152 2.3 ON THE SPOT The WB -- 151 153 2.2 UPN'S MOVIE FRIDAY UPN -27 155 2.2 HAUNTED UPN -- 151 2.2 DO OVER The WB -- 158 2.2 PLATINUM UPN -- 151 157 2.0 H.S. REUNION ENCORE The WB -- 151 2.0 OFF CENTRE The WB -13 155 159 1.8 ABBY UPN -- 158

[1]IN MILLIONS (SEPT. 23, 2002 -- MAY 21, 2003) [2]PERCENT CHANGE REFLECTS DIFFERENCE IN VIEWERSHIP FROM LAST SEASON. SOURCE: EW ANALYSIS OF NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH DATA

Originally posted Jun 06, 2003 Published in issue #713 Jun 06, 2003 Order article reprints
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