The Ratings

'Super' Trooper

Just call him King Regis: ABC cashed in with sweeps stunt Super Millionaire (14th), which won its time slot and beat NBC's Sunday stalwart, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (20th). The net also got some divine intervention in the form of Monday's Primetime (16th) interview with Mel Gibson, who talked about his controversial movie The Passion of the Christ. Earlier that night, Fox's The Littlest Groom (73rd) premiered to 7.5 million viewers, which was not enough to measure up against NBC's Fear Factor (12th). On Thursday, ABC's The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (86th) special was no match for NBC's Friends (3rd) and CBS' Survivor: All-Stars (4th). And Fox's Friday-night Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee (97th) t-a-n-k-e-d, with only 4 million viewers.

TOP 25 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 30.9 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 P.M. 1 2 25.2 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 3 24.3 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 3 4 22.8 ER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 6 22.8 SURVIVOR: ALL-STARS CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 5 6 22.1 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 4 7 20.1 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 8 8 19.8 THE APPRENTICE NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 9 19.8 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 11 10 19.6 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 7 11 18.9 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 8:33 p.m. -- 12 18.8 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 10 13 18.0 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 13 14 17.5 SUPER MILLIONAIRE ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. -- 15 17.4 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 13 16 17.1 PRIMETIME ABC, Monday, 10 p.m. -- 17 16.1 MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS FIANCE Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 17 18 15.3 COLD CASE CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 12 19 14.4 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 21 20 14.1 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. -- 21 13.5 NAVY NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 20 22 12.9 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. -- 23 12.7 LAS VEGAS NBC, Monday, 9:02 p.m. 26 12.7 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 15 25 12.6 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 48

NETWORK RANKINGS LAST VIEWERS** WEEK

1 13.6 CBS 1 2 12.8 NBC 2 3 9.7 FOX 3 4 9.2 ABC 4 5 4.2 THE WB 6 6 4.0 UPN 5

* IN MILLIONS ** AVERAGE IN MILLIONS WEEK OF FEB. 16-22, 2004 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Mar 05, 2004 Published in issue #754 Mar 05, 2004 Order article reprints