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Top Of The 'World'

The Ratings

MTV didn't need videos to rock the cable ratings: The Real World (7th) remains a voyeur favorite in its San Diego-set 14th season. The honeymoon isn't over yet for the music net's Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica (12th), which had 3.9 million viewers tuning in on Wednesday. TNT raced to the top of the chart with Saturday's NASCAR Budweiser Shootout (1st), WWE Entertainment (5th and 6th) kept Spike TV afloat on Monday, and football fans got their final fix of the season from ESPN's AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (2nd) on Sunday. HBO riveted 4.8 million fans Sunday night as Carrie and Miranda had it out on Sex and the City (4th), while the pay channel's Saturday airing of the Ben Affleck comic-book flick Daredevil (17th) managed to wrangle 3.6 million.

TOP 15 CABLE FEB. 2-8

VIEWERS*

1 6.6 BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT TNT, Saturday, 8 P.M. 2 6.4 AFC/NFC PRO BOWL ESPN, Sunday, 7:28 p.m. 3 5.5 MONK USA, Friday, 10 p.m. 4 4.8 SEX AND THE CITY HBO, Sunday, 9:01 p.m. 5 4.6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT Spike TV, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 4.5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT Spike TV, Monday, 10 p.m. 7 4.4 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10 a.m. 4.4 THE REAL WORLD: SAN DIEGO MTV, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 9 4.1 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 4.1 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 11 4.0 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 12 3.9 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Saturday, 10 a.m. 3.9 AMERICAN CHOPPER Discovery, Monday, 10 p.m. 3.9 THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Nickelodeon, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 3.9 NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA MTV, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

TOP 15 SYNDICATION JAN. 26-FEB. 1

VIEWERS*

1 16.1 Wheel Of Fortune 2 12.7 JEOPARDY! 3 11.2 THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW 4 10.0 WHEEL OF FORTUNE (WEEKEND) 5 9.8 SEINFELD 6 9.7 FRIENDS 7 9.0 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND 8 8.8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT 9 8.4 SEINFELD (WEEKEND) 10 7.7 JUDGE JUDY 11 7.0 DR. PHIL 12 5.9 THAT '70S SHOW 5.9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (WEEKEND) 14 5.8 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE 15 5.6 INSIDE EDITION

* IN MILLIONS SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Feb 27, 2004 Published in issue #753 Feb 27, 2004 Order article reprints