The Ratings

Power 'Play'

ESPN scored with the season finale of the yet-to-be-renewed football soap, ''Playmakers,'' which rushed in 2.6 million fans, while a real-world matchup between the Cowboys and the Patriots nabbed 11.7 million. Kids were all over Nickelodeon's 1-2-3 punch of ''SpongeBob,'' ''Fairly OddParents,'' and ''Jimmy Neutron,'' and the Cartoon Net found ratings force in a ''Star Wars: Clone Wars'' animated short (2.6 million). Back on this planet, ''Trading Spaces: Brit Invasion,'' which teamed the U.S. crew with their ''Changing Rooms'' counterparts, pulled in 3 million viewers, and Ashton Kutcher's goof-fest ''Punk'd'' (2.6 million) was MTV's most watched show.

TOP 30 CABLE

VIEWERS*

1 11.7 FOOTBALL: COWBOYS VS. PATRIOTS ESPN, Sunday, 8:28 P.M. 2 4.7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT Spike, Monday, 10 p.m. 4.7 MOVIE: THE WIZARD OF OZ TBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 4 4.5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT Spike, Monday, 9 p.m. 5 4.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 6 4.2 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9 a.m. 4.2 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 8 4.1 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 10 a.m. 9 3.9 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10 a.m. 10 3.8 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. 3.8 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 12 3.7 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 13 3.6 SPORTSCENTER ESPN, Sunday, 11:46 p.m. 14 3.5 JIMMY NEUTRON Nickelodeon, Sunday, 11 a.m. 15 3.4 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 8 p.m. 3.4 JIMMY NEUTRON Nickelodeon, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. 3.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 7:30 p.m. 3.4 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 5 p.m. 19 3.3 JIMMY NEUTRON Nickelodeon, Saturday, 11 a.m. 3.3 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 8 p.m. 3.3 BOXING: BARRERA VS. PACQUIAO HBO, Saturday, 9:52 p.m. 3.3 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 9 a.m. 3.3 A BUG'S LIFE Disney, Friday, 8 p.m. 24 3.2 A BUG'S LIFE Disney, Friday, 9:50 p.m. 3.2 CARNIVaLE HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m. 3.2 I SPY HBO, Saturday, 8 p.m. 3.2 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 6 p.m. 3.2 BOXING: BARRERA VS. PACQUIAO HBO, Saturday, 11:09 p.m. 3.2 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS MOVIE Nickelodeon, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. 30 3.1 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Friday, 7:30 p.m. 3.1 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Monday, 5 p.m. 3.1 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Thursday, 8 p.m. 3.1 HEY ARNOLD! Nickelodeon, Tuesday, 7 p.m. 3.1 DORA THE EXPLORER Nickelodeon, Tuesday, 10 a.m. 3.1 RUGRATS Nickelodeon, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

* IN MILLIONS WEEK OF NOV. 10-16, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Dec 05, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints
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