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Prime-Time TV Rankings

March 03, 2004

Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (Feb. 23-29) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates there are 272.04 million potential viewers in the U.S. age 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions.

*--* Program Net- work View- ers Program Net- work View- ers

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*--* 1 "Academy Awards" ABC 43.53 2 CSI CBS 28.01 3 "Countdown to the Oscars 2004" ABC 27.68 4 American Idol (Tue.) FOX 26.56 5 American Idol (Wed.) FOX 23.00

6 Friends NBC 22.82 7 Survivor All-Stars CBS 22.18 8 ER NBC 21.87 9 Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance FOX 20.96 10 CSI: Miami CBS 20.34

11 The Apprentice NBC 20.01 12 Will & Grace NBC 18.14 13 Everybody Loves Raymond CBS 17.80 14 Without a Trace CBS 16.98 15 Law & Order NBC 16.73

16 Two and a Half Men CBS 16.48 17 Fear Factor NBC 14.87 18 Law & Order: SVU NBC 14.42 19 The Bachelorette ABC 13.53 20 "Barbara Walters Special" ABC 13.49

21 "Super Millionaire" (Tue.) ABC 13.24 22 "Super Millionaire" (Sat.) ABC 12.78 23 King of Queens CBS 12.68 24 Still Standing CBS 12.65 25 "Super Millionaire" (Mon.) ABC 12.33

26 Navy NCIS CBS 12.14 27 JAG CBS 11.81 28 That '70s Show FOX 11.78 29 "Super Millionaire" (Thu.) ABC 11.61 30 Yes, Dear CBS 11.43

31 Judging Amy CBS 11.29 32 The West Wing NBC 11.21 33 Law & Order (Sun.) NBC 10.97 34 Everybody Loves Raymond (Wed.) CBS 10.67 35 Joan of Arcadia CBS 10.53

36 The Guardian CBS 10.52 37 24 FOX 10.50 38 60 Minutes II CBS 10.48 39 My Wife and Kids ABC 10.43 40 60 Minutes CBS 10.40

41 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9 p.m.) NBC 10.38 42 Frasier NBC 10.11 43 According to Jim ABC 9.91 44 "Forrest Gump" ABC 9.88 45 "Littlest Groom," Part 2 FOX 9.83

46 Average Joe: Hawaii NBC 9.65 47 CSI: Miami (Fri.) CBS 9.59 48 The O.C. FOX 9.56 49 Cold Case CBS 9.54 50 Dateline: NBC (Fri.) NBC 9.47

51 The District CBS 9.40 52 Less Than Perfect ABC 8.88 53 Third Watch NBC 8.73 54 Hack CBS 8.51 55 Scrubs NBC 8.21

56 Hope & Faith ABC 8.06 57 Cops (8:30 p.m.) FOX 8.00 8 Simples Rules ABC 8.00 59 America's Most Wanted FOX 7.89 60 48 Hours Investigates CBS 7.81

"The Fast and the Furious" ABC 7.81 62 Extreme Makeover (Thu.) ABC 7.75 63 It's All Relative ABC 7.72 64 Law & Order: SVU (Sat.) NBC 7.68 65 America's Next Top Model UPN 7.64

66 George Lopez ABC 7.56 67 The Apprentice (Wed.) NBC 7.46 68 Cops FOX 7.38 69 Whoopi NBC 7.36 70 Life With Bonnie ABC 7.22

71 "Bachelorette ... Final Rose" ABC 7.17 72 Star Search CBS 7.00 73 Dateline: NBC (Sun.) NBC 6.93 74 I'm With Her ABC 6.85 75 Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (Thu., 9 p.m.) FOX 6.82

76 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (8 p.m.) NBC 6.68 77 "Rules of Engagement" CBS 6.55 78 "Stars Wars: Phantom Menace" FOX 6.18 79 Married to the Kellys ABC 6.16 80 7th Heaven WB 6.00

81 Happy Family NBC 5.78 82 WWE Smackdown! UPN 5.31 83 "Celebrity Spelling Bee 3" FOX 5.29 84 Law & Order (Sat.) NBC 5.08 85 Smallville WB 4.97

86 Everwood WB 4.93 87 Big Fat Obnoxious Encore (Thu., 8 p.m.) FOX 4.77 88 Gilmore Girls WB 4.75 89 Reba (8:30 p.m.) WB 4.45 90 Reba WB 4.21

91 Angel WB 3.92 92 One Tree Hill WB 3.87 93 Eve UPN 3.77 94 All of Us UPN 3.66 95 "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" WB 3.61

96 Tracy Morgan Show NBC 3.60 97 Whoopi (Sat.) NBC 3.56 98 Enterprise UPI 3.52 99 Steve Harvey's Big Time WB 3.48 100 Girlfriends UPN 3.42

101 The Parkers UPN 3.31 102 Half and Half UPN 3.26 103 One on One UPN 3.19 104 America's Next Top Model (Wed.) UPN 3.00 105 Grounded For Life WB 2.91

106 All About the Andersons WB 2.70 107 "Mercury Rising" UPN 2.28 108 Surreal Life WB 2.23 109 Smallville: Beginnings WB 2.20

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*--* Network averages Here is the number of viewers (in millions) that each network averaged per hour of prime time, for last week and for the season. Network Last week Season to date ABC 14.38 9.58

CBS 12.29 13.71

NBC 11.07 10.97

FOX 10.07 9.85

UPN 3.97 3.54

WB 3.88 3.81

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