CBS won the Wednesday night ratings battle across most of the key ratings
categories with 60 Minutes II, Big Brother and 48 Hours.
Fox won adults 18-34 with it coverage of the Teen Choice Awards.
NBC was second in households and viewers but fourth among adults 18-49 with a
lineup that included the premiere of reality show Race to the Altar,
West Wing and Law & Order.
Altar finished fourth across the board in its 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. time
ABC was third among adults 18-49 (ahead of NBC) and 25-54 (ahead of Fox) and
fourth in households for the night with My Wife & Kids, George Lopez,
the premiere of Real Roseanne and Family.
Roseanne finished third in the key demos ahead on NBC’s West
For the night, the Nielsen fast affiliate total viewer averages: CBS, 9
million; NBC, 6.9 million; Fox, 6.8 million; ABC, 5.8 million.
Adults 18-49(rating/share): CBS, 2.9/9; Fox, 2.8/9; ABC, 2.4/8; NBC, 2.3/7.
In the Nielsen local metered markets, UPN averaged a 2.2/4 with
Enterprise and Twilight Zone and The WB averaged a 1.8/3 with
Smallville and Pepsi Smash.