Television

The Ratings

As Good As 'Golden'

AS GOOD AS 'GOLDEN'

The Girls apparently never get old -- a reunion review of their Greatest Moments (5th) kept Lifetime near the top of the cable charts. Younger viewers tuned in to MTV's Movie Awards (1st), boosting the music channel to No. 1 among adults 18-49. And even younger audiences made Nickelodeon the week's most watched cable net with a schedule full of The Fairly OddParents and SpongeBob SquarePants. On pay channel HBO, Sunday's original series The Wire (20th) failed to tap viewers' interest as much as its lead-in -- two Sopranos reruns (8th and 13th).

TOP 30 CABLE

VIEWERS*

1 5.9 2003 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MTV, Thursday, 9 p.m. 2 5.4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT TNN, Monday, 10 p.m. 3 4.8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT TNN, Monday, 9 p.m. 4 4.3 TRADING SPACES TLC, Saturday, 9 p.m. 5 4.2 ICE AGE HBO, Saturday, 8 p.m. 4.2 GOLDEN GIRLS: GREATEST MOMENTS Lifetime, Monday, 8 p.m. 7 4.1 BOXING: GATTI VS. WARD HBO, Saturday, 10:37 p.m. 8 4.0 THE SOPRANOS HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m. 4.0 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10 a.m. 10 3.8 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 9 a.m. 3.8 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 3.8 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 13 3.7 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 8 p.m. 3.7 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10 a.m. 3.7 THE SOPRANOS HBO, Sunday, 8 p.m. 3.7 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 17 3.6 LAW & ORDER TNT, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 3.6 JIMMY NEUTRON Nickelodeon, Friday, 8:30 p.m. 3.6 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 8 p.m. 20 3.5 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 3.5 LAW & ORDER TNT, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3.5 THE WIRE HBO, Sunday, 10:02 p.m. 3.5 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 4:30 p.m. 24 3.4 JIMMY NEUTRON Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 3.4 THE GOLDEN GIRLS Lifetime, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 3.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 27 3.3 ROCKET POWER Nickelodeon, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. 3.3 HEY ARNOLD! Nickelodeon, Wednesday, 6 p.m. 3.3 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 9 p.m. 30 3.2 JIMMY NEUTRON Nickelodeon, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. 3.2 ROCKET POWER Nickelodeon, Sunday, 11 a.m. 3.2 LAW & ORDER TNT, Monday, 9 p.m. 3.2 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9 a.m. 3.2 THE AMANDA SHOW Nickelodeon, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 3.2 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

* IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints