The Ratings

Best Western

Tom Berenger wrangled 5.2 million viewers with the Wednesday debut of his Western crime drama Peacemakers (4th) -- which, along with Monk (5th) and The Dead Zone (14th), helped USA become the top-rated cable net of the week. The ladies of HBO's Sex and the City continued to seduce viewers but were tied for the top spot with manly Spike TV's WWE Entertainment. Chick-centric Lifetime found an audience for the debut episode of 1-800-MISSING (16th), though its Designing Women Reunion (16th) fell nearly a million viewers short of matching June's Golden Girls retrospective.

TOP 15 CABLE

VIEWERS*

1 5.8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT SPIKE TV, MONDAY, 10 P.M. 5.8 SEX AND THE CITY HBO, Sunday, 9:01 p.m. 3 5.6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT Spike TV, Monday, 9 p.m. 4 5.2 PEACEMAKERS USA, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 5 4.7 MONK USA, Friday, 10 p.m. 6 4.1 MOVIE: THE FOREIGNER USA, Sunday, 8 p.m. 7 3.9 LAW & ORDER TNT, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 3.9 MOVIE: ANALYZE THIS TBS, Sunday, 10 p.m. 9 3.5 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 3 p.m. 3.5 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 4:30 p.m. 3.5 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 4 p.m. 3.5 MOVIE: ANALYZE THIS TBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 3.5 MOVIE: PAY IT FORWARD TNT, Sunday, 8 p.m. 14 3.4 THE DEAD ZONE USA, Sunday, 10 p.m. 15 3.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 2:30 p.m. 3.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 3.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

* IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JULY 28 -- AUG. 3, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

TOP 15

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 14.0 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 1 2 11.2 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 2 11.2 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 4 4 11.1 AFC-NFC HALL OF FAME GAME ABC, Monday, 8:07 p.m. -- 5 10.9 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 4 6 10.6 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 7 10.6 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 18 8 10.4 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 3 10.4 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 6 10 10.2 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 10 11 9.5 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 8 12 9.2 WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD? NBC, Monday, 10:08 p.m. 10 13 8.9 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 12 8.9 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 17 15 8.7 FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2 NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 14

* IN MILLIONS WEEK OF AUGUST 4 -- 10, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Aug 22, 2003 Published in issue #724-725 Aug 22, 2003 Order article reprints
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