Nets-Spurs nets big Sunday ratings

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ABC's coverage of the decisive game six of the National Basketball Association Finals between the New
Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs won Sunday night across the key ratings
categories.

NBC was second in households and adults 25-54 with a golf runover,
Dateline, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Crime &
Punishment
.

Fox was second among adults 18-49 and 18-34 with its usual Sunday comedy
lineup (The Simpsons, King of the Hill, etc).

CBS was third in households and fourth in the demos with 60 Minutes,
Becker, the premiere of sitcom Charlie Lawrence and the movie
Follow the Stars Home.

For the night, the Nielsen Media Research fast affiliate ratings, households: ABC 5.7
rating/11 share, NBC 5.6/10, CBS 5.3/10 and Fox 3.7.7.

Adults 18-49: ABC 3.6/11, Fox 2.7/9, NBC 2.6/8 and CBS 1.6/5.

In the Nielsen local metered markets, The WB Television Network did a 2.2/4 (household) with
Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and Charmed.

On Saturday, CBS won households and viewers with The Price Is
Right
, The District and The Agency.

Fox won the demos with Cops and America's Most Wanted.

NBC was third across the board with Fear Factor, Law &
Order
and a special.

ABC was fourth with the movie Beach Boys.

On Friday, NBC won households and adults 25-54 with Dateline
and Law & Order.

ABC won adults 18-34 and 18-49 with game five of the NBA Finals.

CBS was third in most of the key categories with Baby Bob, Yes
Dear
, Hack and 48 Hours Mysteries. Fox was fourth with
Fastlane.

In the metered markets, The WB averaged a 2.9/5 with Reba and What
I Like About You
. UPN averaged a 2.1/4 with the movie From Russia
with Love
.

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