ABC, CBS split Tuesday prime


ABC won adults 18 through 49 and 25 through 54 Tuesday night with its new-season comedy lineup (8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, According to Jim, Life with Bonnie and Less
than Perfect
) and NYPD Blue.

Fox was second in those demos, driven by 24, which won the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST time
period among adults 18 through 49 and 18 through 34 and tied for first among adults 25 through 54.

Fox was first for the night among adults 18 through 34.

CBS was first in households with JAG, The Guardian and Judging

NBC was third for the night among adults 18 through 49 and second among adults 25 through 54
with a Dixie Chicks special, Frasier, Hidden Hills and

For the night, according to Nielsen Media Research fast affiliate numbers, households: CBS,
8.3 rating/13 share, ABC 7.9/12, NBC 7.4/12 and Fox 5.3/8. Adults 18 through 49: ABC
4.9/13, Fox 4.4/12, NBC 3.9/10 and CBS 2.7/7.

In the Nielsen local metered markets, The WB Television Network averaged a 4.1 rating/6 share
for Gilmore Girls and Smallville, while UPN averaged a 2.1/3
for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and comedies.