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The Ratings

As Good As Goldberg

Audiences eager for the new fall season checked in with ''Whoopi'' (3rd) for its Tuesday-night premiere on NBC. The early debut of Ms. Goldberg's self-titled sitcom, along with John Larroquette and Christine Baranski's vehicle, ''Happy Family'' (4th), produced promising results, kicking CBS' competing Big Brother 4 down to 27th place. ABC scored the No. 1 spot for the second week with Monday Night Football's Tampa Bay-Philadelphia matchup. The season premieres of Fox's ''America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back'' (32nd) and ''Cops'' (71st) turned in arresting numbers for Saturday, while The WB's ''Reba'' (78th) settled nicely into its new Friday time slot. Less promising debuts included UPN's bionic-man drama, ''Jake 2.0'' (85th), and hair-raising sitcom ''The Mullets'' (87th), as well as The WB's Joseph (not Joey) Lawrence sitcom, ''Run of the House'' (103rd). Whoa!

TOP 30 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 19.4 FOOTBALL: BUCCANEERS VS. EAGLES ABC, Monday, 9:07 P.M. -- 2 15.8 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 2 3 15.1 WHOOPI NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. -- 4 14.7 HAPPY FAMILY NBC, Tuesday, 8:31 p.m. -- 5 13.3 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7:48 p.m. -- 6 12.3 FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2 NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 23 7 12.0 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 11 8 11.7 DATELINE NBC NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. 14 9 11.4 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 5 10 11.1 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 10 11 11.0 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 13 12 10.9 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 3 13 10.5 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. -- 14 10.3 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 6 15 10.2 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -- 16 10.1 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:41 p.m. 22 17 10.0 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 17 18 9.8 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Sunday, 8:48 p.m. -- 19 9.5 WHOOPI (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:25 p.m. -- 20 9.4 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 28 9.4 STILL STANDING (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 25 9.4 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 7 23 9.3 FEAR FACTOR (R) NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 9 24 9.1 THE O.C. Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 19 25 9.0 FRASIER (R) NBC, Tuesday, 9:02 p.m. 44 26 8.8 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Friday, 10 p.m. 28 27 8.7 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 14 28 8.6 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:58 p.m. 50 8.6 GEORGE LOPEZ (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 20 30 8.3 AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (R) ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 27

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