Fox wins Wednesday

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Fox won big again Wednesday night, with American Idol: Search for a Superstar anchoring the network's
lineup from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Idol's lead-in and lead-out shows -- the season finales of That 70s Show and Bernie Mac, respectively -- also won their time periods
across the key ratings categories.

NBC was a distant second across most of the key categories with
Dateline, the season finale of The West Wing and Law &
Order
.

ABC was third in adults 18 through 49 and 25 through 54 and fourth in
households and viewers with My Wife & Kids, George Lopez, The Bachelor: Women Talk Back and Extreme Makeover.

CBS was fourth in the demos and third in households and viewers with Star
Search
, 60 Minutes II and 48 Hours Investigates.

For the night, the Nielsen Media Research fast affiliate ratings, households: Fox 11.5
rating/18 share, NBC 9.3/15, CBS 7.1/11 and ABC 6.4/10.

Adults 18 through 49: Fox 9.1/23, NBC 4.6/12, ABC 4.2/11 and CBS 2.9/7.

In the local Nielsen metered markets, The WB Television Network scored a 6.2/9 (household) with
the Dawson's Creek series finale, while a special two-hour
Enterprise on UPN averaged a 4.2/6.

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