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The Ratings

Loud And 'Queer'

NBC's Thursday re-airing of the Bravo hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (29th) attracted 8 million curious viewers on Aug. 21, improving on its first network outing by more than a million makeover fans. With the Fab Five's assistance, the Peacock tied with CBS among adults 18-49 but lagged way behind in total viewers: The Eye's repeats of CSI and summer sleeper Without a Trace took the week's top two slots. Preseason football (8th) and George Lopez (24th) were bright spots for ABC, while Shania Twain boosted NBC on Tuesday with her Live in Chicago (20th) concert special, which beat Fox's competing The O.C. (29th). CBS dominated Sunday with original movie Code 11-14 (3rd), even against NBC's rerun of powerhouse Law & Order: Criminal Intent (21st).

TOP 15 AUG. 18-24 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 14.6 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9:04 p.m. -- 2 12.1 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10:03 p.m. -- 3 11.8 MOVIE: CODE 11-14 CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. -- 4 11.4 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 3 5 10.7 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 11 6 10.6 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 1 7 10.5 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 4 8 10.4 FOOTBALL: BUCCANEERS VS. RAMS ABC, Monday, 8:07 p.m. -- 9 10.3 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 4 10 10.0 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Friday, 9 p.m. -- 11 9.9 THE AMAZING RACE 4 CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. -- 12 9.8 48 HOURS INVESTIGATES (R) CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 13 13 9.7 FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2 NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 9.7 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 6 9.7 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. --

TOP 15 AUG. 11-17

VIEWERS*

1 11.1 WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD? NBC, Monday, 10:08 p.m. 12 11.1 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 2 3 10.7 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7:21 p.m. 8 4 10.0 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 6 10.0 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 5 6 9.9 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 10 9.9 FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2 NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 8 9.7 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 13 9 9.2 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 11 9.2 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 13 11 9.0 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 8 12 8.9 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 6 13 8.6 48 HOURS INVESTIGATES (R) CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 21 14 8.4 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Sunday, 8:21 p.m. -- 15 8.2 FEAR FACTOR (R) NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 18

*IN MILLIONS WEEKS OF AUG. 18-24 AND 11-17, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints