The Ratings

The Ratings

Food Awakening

The premiere of reality drama The Restaurant (33rd) cooked up lukewarm ratings for NBC on Sunday, as viewers sampled a few of the night's other offerings. The first helping of the much-hyped show set in a Manhattan eatery lost 3.1 million viewers from its lead-in, a rerun of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (6th), and couldn't compete with a repeat episode of CSI (15th) on CBS. But the Monday debuts of NBC's other reality series -- Who Wants to Marry My Dad? (19th) and For Love or Money 2 (22nd) -- proved that audiences are still hungry for dating shows. And another kind of contest proved it's still a ratings champ: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, which aired Tuesday on Fox, topped the chart, leaving CBS' Big Brother 4 (27th) and NBC's Last Comic Standing (39th) in the dust.

TOP 30

LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 13.8 BASEBALL: ALL-STAR GAME Fox, Tuesday, 8:33 p.m. -- 2 12.5 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 2 3 12.0 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 4 11.1 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 5 5 10.8 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 6 6 10.6 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) 8 NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 10.6 DATELINE NBC SPECIAL NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. -- 8 10.5 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 4 10.5 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 11 10 10.4 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 10 11 9.5 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 9 9.5 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 6 13 9.2 DATELINE NBC NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 13 9.2 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 16 15 9.1 CSI (R) CBS, Sunday, 10 p.m. -- 16 8.8 ALL-STAR PREGAME SPECIAL FOX, Tuesday, 8 p.m. -- 17 8.6 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:48 p.m. -- 8.6 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 15 19 8.5 FEAR FACTOR (R) NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 19 8.5 WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD? NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. -- 8.5 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 21 22 8.2 FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2 NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. -- 23 8.0 AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (R) 19 ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 8.0 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:23 p.m. 44 8.0 STILL STANDING (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 26 26 7.9 DATELINE NBC NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. 38 27 7.8 MOVIE: ANALYZE THIS (R) CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. -- 7.8 DATELINE NBC NBC, Sunday, 7 p.m. 28 7.8 THE AMAZING RACE 4 CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 21 7.8 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 12

* IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Aug 01, 2003 Published in issue #721 Aug 01, 2003 Order article reprints
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