CBS ran away with Sunday night’s ratings race, garnering a 7.6 rating/14
share in households and averaging more than 11 million viewers for the night
with 60 Minutes, Without a Trace and original movie Code
NBC was next, airing the World Gymnastics Championship, Law &
Order: Criminal Intent and The Restaurant.
Fox and ABC tied for third. Fox won the adults 18-49 demo with its usual
Sunday fare. And ABC carried its second night of Little League World Series
coverage -- with Tokyo’s dominating win over East Boynton Beach, Fla., for the
championship -- Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and The Practice.
For the night, according to Nielsen fast affiliate numbers, households: CBS,
7.6 rating/14 share; NBC, 4.5/8; Fox, 3.6/7; ABC, 3.6/6.
Adults 18-49: Fox, 2.7/9; NBC, 2.5/8; CBS, 2.4/8; ABC 1.6/5.
In the Nielsen local metered markets, The WB averaged a 2.7/4 with Gilmore
Girls: Beginnings and Charmed.
On Saturday, CBS was the clear winner in households and adults 18-49.
The race for second was tight, with less than a ratings point separating the
other networks and Fox edging out NBC and ABC.
For the night, households: CBS, 4.6/9; Fox, 3.7/7; NBC, 3.6/7; ABC, 3.5/7.
Adults 18-49: CBS, 2.4/9; NBC, 2.2/8; Fox, 2.1/8; ABC, 1.5/5.
On Friday, NBC was first in households and second in adults 18-49, while ABC
was first in adults 18-49 and second in households.
CBS was third followed by Fox.
For the night, households: NBC, 5.8/11; ABC, 5.4/10; CBS, 4.2/8; Fox, 2.5/5.
Adults 18-49: ABC, 2.6/9; NBC, 2.4/8; CBS, 2.0/7; Fox, 1.5/6. In the Nielsen
local markets, The WB averaged a 2.8/5 (household), while UPN averaged a