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'Kingdom' Come

The Wednesday-night premiere of ABC's 13-week series Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (17th) haunted more than 14 million viewers -- making it ABC's highest-rated show of the week by far (next was Sunday's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 38th place). Fox dominated with American Idol (1st, 6th, 7th), though its Paradise Hotel redux, Forever Eden (41st), premiered to an unattractive 9.7 million. NBC, meanwhile, reaped royal rewards with its Thursday special, Princess Diana: The Secret Tapes (12th). And earlier that night, 23.3 million people witnessed Sue Hawk's sudden departure on CBS' Survivor: All-Stars (2nd).

TOP 25

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 25.5 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 P.M. 4 2 23.3 SURVIVOR: ALL-STARS CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 7 3 22.7 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 2 4 20.2 THE APPRENTICE NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 11 5 19.9 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 10 6 19.7 AMERICAN IDOL: UNCUT... Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. -- 7 19.3 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 5 8 17.8 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 13 9 17.5 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 14 10 17.1 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 16 11 17.0 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 6 12 16.8 PRINCESS DIANA: THE SECRET TAPES NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. -- 13 16.0 COLD CASE CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 49 14 15.3 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. 12 15 15.0 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. -- 16 14.6 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 15 17 14.1 AVERAGE JOE: HAWAII NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. -- 14.1 STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -- 19 13.0 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 17 13.0 LAS VEGAS NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. -- 21 12.8 NAVY NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 26 12.8 CROSSING JORDAN NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. -- 23 12.4 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 18 24 12.2 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 40 25 12.0 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 31

NETWORK RANKINGS

VIEWERS** LAST WEEK

1 12.5 Cbs 2 2 11.1 NBC 3 3 9.9 FOX 4 4 8.6 ABC 1 5 3.8 THE WB 6 6 3.7 UPN 5

* IN MILLIONS ** AVERAGE IN MILLIONS WEEK OF MARCH 1-7, 2004 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Mar 19, 2004 Published in issue #756 Mar 19, 2004 Order article reprints
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