The Ratings

Facing The Music

The well-behaved 46th Annual Grammy Awards (4th) won over 26.3 million fans for CBS on Sunday, the show's best numbers in three years. Paired with 60 Minutes (18th), the music industry's big bash dominated the night for CBS, drowning out Fox's usually strong lineup that includes The Simpsons (48th), Malcolm in the Middle (74th), and The Bernie Mac Show (76th). The Eye's Survivor: All-Stars (6th) kept its torch glowing in its first regular Thursday outing, while NBC's Scrubs (45th) stayed in stable condition after its transfer from Must See Thursday to post-Frasier Tuesday. Fox's retro-com Oliver Beene (36th) charmed 10.6 million viewers in its Idol-assisted debut Wednesday but managed only 5.9 million in its regular Sunday slot (78th).

TOP 25

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 30.1 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 P.M. 2 2 29.3 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 5 3 28.8 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. -- 4 26.3 46TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. -- 5 24.9 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 4 6 23.1 SURVIVOR: ALL-STARS CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. -- 7 22.2 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 17 8 21.2 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. -- 9 20.6 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 12 10 18.9 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 8 11 18.8 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 11 12 18.4 THE APPRENTICE NBC, Thursday, 8:44 p.m. -- 13 17.3 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 12 14 16.5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 17 15 16.2 MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS FIANCE Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 16 14.2 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 7 17 13.8 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 19 18 13.2 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. -- 19 12.7 LAS VEGAS NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 12.7 THAT '70S SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. -- 21 12.5 JAG CBS, Friday, 9 p.m. 37 22 12.4 JOAN OF ARCADIA CBS, Friday, 8 p.m. 33 23 12.2 FRASIER NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. -- 24 12.1 STILL STANDING CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 20 25 11.7 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 29

NETWORK RANKINGS

VIEWERS** LAST WEEK AGE 18 -- 49** LAST WEEK

1 15.4 CBS 1 6.5 FOX 2 2 11.7 FOX 2 6.4 CBS 1 3 11.6 NBC 3 5.7 NBC 3 4 8.5 ABC 4 3.9 ABC 4 5 3.6 THE WB 6 1.9 THE WB 6 3.6 UPN 5 1.9 UPN 5

* IN MILLIONS, ** AVERAGE IN MILLIONS WEEK OF FEB. 2-8, 2004 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

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