CBS sitcoms battle baseball, football

Publish date:

CBS's juggernaut Monday sitcom lineup held its own against playoff baseball and pro football.

Everybody Loves Raymond was top scorer, as usual, with 20.5 million viewers and a 7.5 rating, 18 share among adults 18-49 in Nielsen fast national numbers. Becker followed with 17 million viewers and a 5.7/13.

King of Queens (15 million viewers; 5.4/15) and Yes, Dear (14.6 million viewers; 5.5/14) topped NBC's Weakest Link again, as it drew 11.5 million viewers and a 4.5/12.

The New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game drew a 9.7/14 in Nielsen overnight numbers, while the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles drew a 10.8/17.

NBC's rookie legal drama Crossing Jordan drew 12.1 million viewers and a 4.7/12 to outlast CBS's Family Law with 11.1 million viewers and a 3.7/9. - Richard Tedesco