Weakest Link enabled NBC to share Monday night ratings honors with CBS, as Memorial Day activities diminished the overall audience.
Brit game import Weakest Link hit a 5.3 rating with a 14 share and as the night's high scorer among adults 18-49 in Nielsen fast national numbers, and drew 12.6 million viewers. CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond scored a 5.0/13 with 14.4 million viewers, going head-to-head with Link. Becker, competing with the second half-hour of the game show, hit a 3.9/10 with 12 million viewers.
NBC and CBS finished in a flat-footed tie with a 4.0 rating among 18-49ers, as CBS averaged 11.4 million viewers on the night to NBC's 9.8 million. ABC's telecast of the World Music Awards hit a 3.6/9 with 8.2 million viewers.
- Richard Tedesco