Fox, CBS Win Sunday Night

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Fox came in fourth in households Sunday night, but their households were filled with the people advertisers like to reach. CBS was tops in households.

Fox won the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demo Sunday night, primarily on the strength of back-to-back Simpsons episodes. For the night, Fox averaged a 3.9/10 in the Nielsen overnight ratings.

It was a tight race for the next three spots, however, with NBC second in 18-49 with a 3.6/9 thanks to strong performances by its prime time crime time shows Law & Order and Crossing Jordan. ABC was third in the demo with a 3.5/9, powered by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. CBS was fourth with a 3.4/9, thanks in large part to 60 Minutes, which featured the revelations of former administration counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke. The WB came in fifth with a 1.4/4. It's top show was Charmed, with a 1.8/4.

CBS won the household race by a wide margin. The order of finish was CBS, 8.1/13; NBC, 7.2/12; ABC, 5.5/9; Fox, 5.0/8; and The WB 2.2/4.

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