West Wing soars with terrorist theme

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Producer Aaron Sorkin's special episode of The West Wing dealing with the recent national tragedies scored in the ratings for NBC on Wednesday night.

The special one-hour averaged 25.2 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/24 share, according to Nielsen Media Research. Law & Order followed at 10 p.m. ET/PT and drew 22.5 million viewers and an 8.8/23 in adults 18-49.My Wife and Kids and newcomer According to Jim also had a strong night. My Wife and Kids started the night off with a 4.9/15 in adults 18-49 and 11.9 million viewers. According to Jim, starring Jim Belushi, debuted with an impressive 5.7/15 and 12.7 million viewers.

CBS's reality series The Amazing Race showed some signs of life with 8.7 million viewers and a 3.9/10, up 240,000 viewers and 8% in adults 18-49 from the previous week. CBS's new drama Wolf Lake continues to founder at 10 p.m., averaging only a 2.8/7 in adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers Wednesday.
Meanwhile, UPN's second installment of Enterprise continued to pull in strong numbers. The Star Trek prequel averaged 9.2 million viewers and 4.6/13 in adults 18-49 on Wednesday night. In its debut last week, Enterprise averaged 12.5 million viewers and a 6.3/16 in adults 18-49. - Joe Schlosser

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