Fox sitcoms edge CBS in final sweeps Monday

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In the final sweeps battle of the Monday night sitcoms, Fox edged CBS on the final night of the February sweeps.

Fox scored a 6.5 rating to CBS's 5.1 among adults 18-49 in Nielsen fast national numbers. Fox also eked out a victory in total viewer, 13.6 million to 13.5 million. Ally McBeal hit a 7.1 rating, 16 share among 18-49ers and drew 13.6 million viewers, preceded by Boston Public, which hit a 5.4/15 with 13.5 million viewers.

CBS's Monday night mainstay, Everybody Loves Raymond hit a 7.1/16 with 17.9 million viewers, while Becker brought in 14.9 million viewers with a 5.5/12.

ABC's two-part Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows climaxed with a 4.5/11, drawing 13.6 million viewers as the most widely seen TV movie of the season.
- Richard Tedesco