CBS won the household Nielsen Media Research ratings race Monday night with
its usual comedy block and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Fox -- which aired theatrical film There's Something About Mary -- and
CBS tied for first among adults 18 through 49.
ABC aired college football and placed third in households but fourth in
adults 18 through 49 behind NBC, which aired Fear Factor,
Third Watch and Crossing Jordan.
From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fox's movie won among adults 18 through 49, while CBS took
the household and total-viewer races.
At 9 p.m., Everybody Loves Raymond on CBS won across the key ratings
At 9:30 p.m., Becker on CBS won the household and total-viewer races
but Fox recaptured the lead with adults 18 through 49.
From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., CBS' CSI won across the key categories.
For the night, the household numbers: CBS 7.9/13, Fox 5.4/9, ABC 4.5/7 and
Adults 18 through 49: CBS and Fox 4.1/11; NBC 2.5/6; and ABC 2.4/6.
On Sunday, NBC (Dateline, Forensic Files, Law & Order and Crime
& Punishment) and Fox (What's Inside the Fox Box, The Simpsons, King
of the Hill, Malcolm in the Middle and Grounded for Life) tied
for first among adults 18 through 49, while CBS (60 Minutes, Everybody
Loves Raymond, Becker, CBS Movie: The Biographer) won the household race.
ABC aired theatrical movie Mouse Hunt from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and was first
among adults 18 through 49 (by one-tenth of a rating point behind both CBS and
Fox) but third in households and second in total viewers.
From 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., NBC's Law & Order was first in households,
total viewers and adults 18 through 49. NBC was also first in households and
adults 18 through 49 from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. with Crime & Punishment.
For the night, the household numbers: CBS 5.0/10, NBC 4.4/9, ABC 3.1/6 and
Adults 18 through 49: NBC and Fox 1.9/7; ABC 1.7/6; and CBS 1.4/5.
Fox won households and adults 18 through 49 Saturday night with Cops
and America's Most Wanted.
CBS was second in households with Big Brother 3, The District
and The Agency.
ABC aired college football and tied for second (with CBS) among adults 18
through 49 while placing third in households.
NBC was fourth with Crime & Punishment, Meet My
Folks and another episode of Crime & Punishment.
The household numbers for the night: Fox 4.2/9, CBS 3.7/7, ABC 3.5/7 and NBC
Adults 18 through 49: Fox 1.9/7; ABC and CBS 1.7/6; NBC 1.4/5.
On Friday, NBC won the household, total-viewer and 18-through-49 races with
Dateline and back-to-back Law & Order episodes.
ABC was second households and 18 through 49 with America's Funniest Home
Videos, special Looking Younger, Living Longer and
For the night the household numbers: NBC 5.6/11, ABC 4.9/10, CBS 4.2/8 and
Adults 18 through 49: NBC 2.4/9, ABC 2.3/8, Fox 1.9/7 and CBS