Fox and ABC split the Sunday night primetime race, as Fox substituted its new Lone Gunmen for one of its biggest guns.
The Lone Gunmen, spun off from The X-Files, supplanted its source series and scored a 4.3 rating, 9 share among adults 18-49 with 8.9 million viewers in Nielsen fast national numbers. Fox hit a 5.3 to ABC's 4.4 among 18-49ers, while ABC won in total viewers with 14.3 million to CBS's 13.3 million.
The Simpsons was Fox's top scorer with a 7.5/19, drawing 15.9 million viewers. Malcolm In the Middle hit a 6.9/16 with 14.8 million viewers. ABC's Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? drew 18.1 million viewers, and The Practice drew 19 million viewers with a 6.7/17.
Meanwhile, CBS's 60 Minutes drew 14.9 million viewers and Touched By An Angel tapped 12.1 million viewers. - Richard Tedesco