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[10/08/03 - 12:00 AM]
Big Three Networks Debate Second Week of Fall Season
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC, CBS and NBC each had their own take on the second week of the 2003-04 season. Here's a breakdown on each network's PR machine:

Monday, September 29

ABC says: ABC won Monday night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 with "Monday Night Football" ranking as the top show of the night on both measures. In fact, "MNF" has been the top show on the night among Adults 18-34 on each of its last 27 telecasts. The game was up from the comparable football game last year in viewers and young adults.

CBS says: On Monday, CBS (10.5/16, 16.11m) won the night in households, viewers (more than +1.6m more viewers than second place ABC), adults 25-54 (6.4/16), women 25-54 (7.2/16) and adults 35-64 (7.9/17) and was a solid second in men 25-54 (5.7/14) and adults 18-49 (5.1/13), both behind football. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (13.1/19, 20.47m) was first in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (8.1/17), women 25-54 (8.9/19) and adults 35-64 (9.8/20) and a very strong second in men 25-54 (7.2/16) and adults 18-49 (6.3/15). RAYMOND was Monday's top rated program in households and adults 25-54 and the night's most watched program for the second consecutive Monday. CSI: MIAMI (11.6/19, 17.33m) was first in women 25-54 (8.3/19) and adults 35-64 (8.7/19) and a very strong second to NFL football in households, viewers (just -0.29m behind ABC), adults 25-54 (7.3/17), men 25-54 (6.2/15) and adults 18-49 (5.8/15). CSI: MIAMI topped the premiere of "Third Watch" in viewers (17.33m vs. 11.32m, +6.01m), adults 18-49 (5.8/15 vs. 4.1/10, +41%) and adults 25-54 (7.3/17 vs. 4.9/11, +49%). TWO AND A HALF MEN (10.2/15, 16.18m) was first in women 25-54 (7.0/15) and a strong second to NFL football in households, viewers (16.18m), adults 25-54 (6.4/13), men 25-54 (5.8/12), adults 18-49 (5.0/12) and adults 35-64 (8.0/16).

NBC says: On Sept. 29, a Las Vegas edition of "Fear Factor" (5.3 rating, 15 share among adults 18-49, 12.6 million viewers overall) was #1 in all key demographics and overall total viewers. "Fear Factor" is up 18 percent season-to-date in 18-49. At 9 p.m. ET, the second telecast of "Las Vegas" (4.2/10 in 18-49, 11.5 million viewers overall) grabbed impressive second-place finishes among adults, men and women 18-34, despite intense competition that included ABC's "Monday Night Football," CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Fox's "Temptation Island" finale. From 10-11 p.m. ET, the fifth-season premiere of "Third Watch" (4.1/10 in 18-49, 11.3 million viewers overall) reduced the 18-49 advantage in the hour of CBS' rival drama "CSI: Miami" to 39 percent from a 114 percent advantage for "CSI: Miami" over NBC drama competition on the same Monday last year. "Third Watch" finished #2 in all key adult-female demographics and was up 17 percent versus NBC's 18-49 result in the time period on the same Monday last year.

Tuesday, September 30

ABC says: For the second consecutive week, ABC won Tuesday night in the key Adult 18-49 demographic. As "Frasier" faded from its week-ago premiere, "Good Morning, Miami" opened to lukewarm numbers and "Law & Order: SVU" came down noticeably from its week-ago opener, ABC led second place NBC by a wider margin this week than last by 20% compared to last week's 11% advantage. At 8pm, "8 Simple Rules" drew an average audience of 15.5 million Total Viewers and a 6.2/19 in Adults 18-49. ABC's freshman comedy "I'm With Her" continued to lead its half-hour among Adults 18-49 on its second broadcast. "I'm with Her" topped NBC's comedy, "Happy Family," in the half-hour by 3.2 million viewers and by 66% among Adults 18-49. Also worth noting, "I'm with Her" exhibited stronger retention of its young adult lead-in this week 85% vs. 81%. Building on its lead-in, "According to Jim" won its half-hour among Adults 18-49, beating NBC's "Frasier" by a strong 20% in the key demo "Jim's" largest ever margin of victory over "Frasier" in head-to-head original competition. Additionally, "According to Jim" qualified as the second-highest-rated TV show of the night in the key sales demographic, behind only "8 Simple Rules." Growing from last week's strong premiere numbers in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, "According to Jim" produced ABC's highest young adult ratings in the time slot with entertainment programming in 2 years (since 9/25/01). "Less than Perfect" won its half-hour among Adults 18-49 for the first time ever against all original competition. The ABC sophomore comedy beat the sophomore premiere of NBC's "Good Morning, Miami" by 1.5 million viewers and by 10% among Adults 18-49. "Less Than Perfect" scored its highest Adult 18-49 rating ever and produced ABC's best performance in the time period in 15 months � since 5/21/02. The program drew its second largest audience ever. From 10-11pm "NYPD Blue" continued to pace well ahead of "Judging Amy" among Adults 18-49, topping the CBS drama by 43%. In addition, "NYPD Blue" narrowed the gap between it and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" among Adults 18-49 to the smallest margin yet since "SVU" entered the hour 2 months ago in July. "NYPD Blue" grew from its week-ago season opener in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

CBS says: On Tuesday, CBS (8.6/13, 12.00m) was first in households and viewers and second in adults 35-64 (6.0/13, -0.1 behind ABC). THE GUARDIAN (8.6/13, 12.12m) won its time period in households and viewers with its best delivery in viewers and households since 2/25/03. NAVY NCIS (8.4/13, 12.08m) was second in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 35-64 (6.2/14). At 8:30 PM, NAVY NCIS jumped to first in households (9.0/14) and viewers (13.04m) -- up over its first half-hour +14% in households (9.0/14 from 7.9/13), +30% in adults 18-49 (3.0/08 from 2.3/07), +29% in adults 25-54 (4.4/11 from 3.4/09) and adding +1.92m viewers (13.04m from 11.12m).

NBC says: At 8 p.m. ET, "Whoopi" (3.0/9 in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers) built by a tenth of a point on its previous-week rating to finish a strong #2 for the slot among non-sports programs in 18-49. "Whoopi" is up versus NBC's slot average from last season despite facing exceptional competition from ABC's "8 Simple Rules," which last week was up 55 percent versus its 2002-03 season average in 18-49. From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, "Happy Family" (3.2/9 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall) maintained its 18-49 rating of the previous week and was up 3 percent versus NBC's slot average from last season in 18-49. At 9-9:31 p.m. ET, "Frasier" (4.6/12 in 18-49, 11.8 million viewers overall) was a strong #2 in the time period, improving on its 18-49 average from last May's sweep by 18 percent (with a 4.6 rating vs. a 3.9). From 9:31-10 p.m. ET, the second-season premiere of "Good Morning, Miami" (4.2/11 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall) retained a superb 91 percent of its adult 18-49 lead-in from "Frasier," the highest retention of a first-run "Frasier" in this time-period since Jan. 15, 2002 ("Scrubs"). The potent second-year comedy tied for #2 in its half-hour among adults 18-49, tied for #1 among adults 18-34 and was #1 outright among women 18-34 and women 18-49. In the valuable adult 18-34 category, "Good Morning, Miami" built by 6 percent on its lead-in from "Frasier" (with a 3.4 rating vs. a 3.2). At 10 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.9/13 in 18-49, 11.5 million viewers overall) ruled its hour, winning by a hefty 23 percent margin in 18-49.

Wednesday, October 1

ABC says: ABC earned second place on Wednesday night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. There was stiff competition for young adult audience during prime, on a night that included the debuts of ABC's "It's All Relative" and "Karen Sisco," the 2-hour season finale of Fox's "Paradise Hotel," the 1-hour season premiere of CBS' "King of Queens" and the season openers of "Smallville" and "Angel" on WB. At 8pm, "My Wife and Kids" dominated its time period among viewers and young adults for the second week in a row. At 8:30pm, the series debut of "It's All Relative" won its half-hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. "It's All Relative" retained a strong 96% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in and built among Men 18-49. From 9-10pm, "The Bachelor" drew an average audience of 10.1 million viewers and earned a 4.8/11 among Adults 18-49. The program placed second in the hour among young adults and won its time period among Women 18-49. Despite intense competition in the time slot from the season finale of "Paradise Hotel" and the season premieres of "King of Queens" and "Angel," "The Bachelor" gained viewers and young adults from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. In the final hour of the night, "Karen Sisco" debuted a solid second in its time period, behind NBC's "Law & Order," but well ahead of its freshman drama competition on CBS. ABC's "Karen Sisco," topped CBS' "Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire" by nearly 2 million viewers and by 43% among Adults 18-49. The show delivered strong time period improvement for ABC over the same night a year-ago and over the Net's average in the time period last season with scripted programming.

CBS says: On Wednesday, CBS (7.0/11, 10.32m) was second in households, viewers, men 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 35-64 (4.8/11, tie ABC). Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +13% in households, +8% in adults 25-54, +10% in both women 25-54 and men 25-54, +17% in adults 35-64 and even in adults 18-49. THE KING OF QUEENS (8.9/13, 13.65m) was second from 9:00-10:00 PM Wednesday in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (5.9/13), men 25-54 (5.2/12), adults 18-49 (4.8/12) and adults 35-64 (6.5/13). KOQ matched its adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 delivery with last year's Monday (9/23/02) season premiere. Compared to the same night last year (the season premiere of "The Amazing Race" 3), the comedy was up +53% in households, +37% in adults 25-54, +47% in women 25-54, +30% in men 25-54, +23% in adults 18-49 and +63% in adults 35-64.

NBC says: NBC won Wednesday night convincingly among adults 18-49 and total viewers, as "The West Wing" (5.5/13 in18-49, 16.3 million viewers overall) claimed the 9-10 p.m. ET hour among adults and men 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; households and total viewers. "West Wing" was up 2 percent versus the same night last year in 18-49, marking the first time since April 3, 2002 that "West Wing" has increased on a year-ago first-run rating. "West Wing" was also up 22 percent over the show's average for last May's sweep. At 10 p.m. ET, "Law & Order" (6.4/18 in 18-49, 17.5 million viewers overall) beat its slot competition, the first-year dramas "Karen Sisco" and "The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.," combined in 18-49, total viewers and virtually every other key category. "Dateline's" winning margin was a towering 94 percent in 18-49. From 8-9 p.m. ET, "Ed" (3.0/9 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall) built its 18-49 rating by 22 percent from the show's first half-hour to its second.

Thursday, October 2

ABC says: ABC continued to show improved results on Thursday night through the first two Thursday nights this season, ABC has gained 1.3 million Total Viewers and 44% among Adults 18-49, on average over the same nights last season. Week-to-week, ABC's "Threat Matrix" grew 7% in Total Viewers and 18% among Adults 18-49. Despite the stiff competition in the time period, including Major League Divisional Baseball Playoff coverage on Fox, "Threat Matrix" once again built audience throughout its broadcast - gaining viewers and young adults from its first half-hour to its second half hour. From 9-10pm opposite CBS' "CSI" and NBC's comedies ("Will & Grace"/"Coupling"), "Extreme Makeover" was up over the prior week by 1.4 million viewers and by 19% among Adults 18-49. "Extreme Makeover" exhibited incredibly strong build in its second half-hour, as viewers tuned out from NBC's "Coupling" and tuned into ABC at 9:30pm "Coupling" lost 3.9 million viewers from its "Will & Grace" lead-in. From its first half-hour to its second half-hour, "Extreme Makeover's" audience surged by 2.6 million viewers and 48% among Adults 18-49. "Extreme Makeover" produced ABC's highest Adult 18-49 rating in the hour in more than 7 months. In the final hour of the night with solid retention of its lead-in in viewers and young adults, ABC News' "Primetime Thursday" posted increases over the prior week and over its delivery on the same night last year.

CBS says: On Thursday, CBS (13.0/20, 20.53m) was first in households, viewers, adults 35-64 (10.4/23) and men 25-54 (7.7/19) and a very strong second in adults 25-54 (9.1/21, -0.1 behind NBC), women 25-54 (10.5/24) and adults 18-49 (7.2/19). CBS beat NBC's Thursday by +10% or 1.89 million viewers -- on the second Thursday last year, CBS trailed NBC by -5% or 1.17 million, a swing of more than three million viewers. In key adult demographics, CBS has considerably narrowed the gap with NBC. In Week One, CBS trailed NBC in adults 25-54 by -15% (9.4/22 vs. 11.1/26); in Week 2 CBS and NBC were in a virtual tie (9.1/21 vs. 9.2/22). In adults 18-49, CBS cut the gap from -27% (7.6/20 vs. 10.4/27) to -19% (7.2/19 vs. 8.9/24) week-to-week. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (16.9/25, 26.66m) was Thursday's highest rated program in households and adults 25-54 (12.0/27) and was the week's most watched program. CSI was first in households, viewers, adults 25-54, women 25-54 (13.4/29), men 25-54 (10.5/24), adults 18-49 (9.4/24) and adults 35-64 (13.9/29). SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS (11.9/19, 19.68m) was first in adults 35-64 (9.6/22) and men 25-54 (7.8/20) and a strong second in households, viewers (just -0.35m behind NBC), adults 25-54 (9.2/22), women 25-54 (10.5/25) and adults 18-49 (7.5/21). In the 8:30 PM half-hour, SURVIVOR was up +14% in households (12.7/20 from 11.1/18), +30% in adults 18-34 (6.0/17 from 4.6/14), +22% in adults 18-49 (8.3/22 from 6.8/19), +19% in adults 25-54 (10.0/23 from 8.4/21) and added +2.80m viewers (21.08m from 18.28m). WITHOUT A TRACE (10.1/16, 15.26m) was in households, viewers, and key demographics -- a 6.1/14 in adults 25-54, 7.4/17 in women 25-54, 4.7/13 in adults 18-49 and 7.7/17 in adults 35-64). WITHOUT A TRACE cut "ER's" viewer advantage from 6.5 million in Week One (16.68m vs. 23.22m) to 5.5 million in Week Two (15.26m from 20.77m).

NBC says: From 8-8:33 p.m. ET, "Friends" (10.6/30 in 18-49, 22.4 million viewers overall) crushed its time-period competition, beating the combined ABC-CBS-Fox-UPN-WB rating for the 8-8:30 half-hour among adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49. "Friends'" 10.6 rating in 18-49 equals what the hit comedy averaged during last May's sweep. From 8:33-9:01 p.m. ET, the third-season premiere of "Scrubs" (8.3/22 in 18-49, 17.2 million viewers overall) finished in a virtual tie with CBS' "Survivor" for the time-period win in 18-49 and was #1 decisively for the time period over "Survivor" among adults, men and women 18-34 and women 18-49. From 9:01-9:32 p.m. ET, "Will & Grace" (8.4/22 in 18-49, 16.8 million viewers overall) was a strong #2 in 18-49 and was a convincing #1, ahead of CBS' "CSI," among adults, men and women 18-34 and women 18-49. From 9:32-9:59 p.m. ET, "Coupling" (6.6/16 in 18-49, 12.9 million viewers overall) was an impressive #2 in most key categories and jumped to #1, ahead of CBS' "CSI," among women 18-34. "Coupling" retained a solid 79 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from "Will & Grace," up from 76 percent the previous week and 74 percent for NBC in the slot on the same night last year. From 9:59-11 p.m. ET, "ER" (9.6/26 in 18-49 and 20.8 million viewers overall) defeated the hour's second-place program in 18-49, CBS' "Without a Trace," by a 104 percent margin. From its first half-hour to its second, "ER" increased its margin over "Trace" from 86 percent to 133 percent. "ER" also outscored its combined competition in virtually every key demographic.

Friday, October 3

ABC says: ABC ranked as the #1 network on Friday night among young adults and continued to post increases over last year. In the first two weeks of the season, ABC is up on Friday night by 31% in Total Viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49. At 8pm "George Lopez" held sizeable advantages over its Fox comedy competition in the time period ("Wanda at Large"). At 8:30pm, the series debut of "Married to the Kellys" built on its lead-in by 5% in by viewers, by 7% in Adults 18-49 and by 16% in Adults 18-34. As a result of the strong build "Married to the Kellys" widened ABC's advantage over Fox's comedy programming in the time period beating "Luis" by a substantial 4.2 million viewers and 93% among Adults 18-49. At 9pm, "Hope & Faith" led its half-hour and stood as the #1 television program of the night for the second week in a row among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. At 9:30pm, "Life with Bonnie" was a solid second in young adults (nearly tied for first) and won the slot in Women 18-49. Continuing to post gains in the final hour of the evening, ABC News' "20/20" is up 8% in viewers and 11% in Adults 18-49 over its average on the first two weeks of last season. "20/20" ranked #1 in its hour across the Women demographics and finished a strong second in viewers and young adults.

CBS says: On Friday, CBS (7.9/14, 12.14m) was first in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (4.4/12), women 25-54 (4.9/14), men 25-54 (3.8/11), adults 35-64 (6.4/16) and adults 18-49 (2.9/10, tie ABC). CBS won every half-hour in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and won five of six in adults 18-49. Compared to the same week last year (9/27/02), CBS was up +14% in households, +26% in adults 25-54, +20% in women 25-54, +31% in men 25-54, +4% in adults 18-49 and +23% in adults 35-64. JAG (8.5/15, 13.42m) was first in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (4.6/13), men 25-54 (4.1/11), adults 35-64 (7.0/17) and women 25-54 (5.0/14, tie ABC) and second in adults 18-49 (3.0/09). Compared to the same night last year ("Hack"), JAG was up +5% in both households and adults 25-54 and +17% in men 25-54. JAG was the night's top rated and most watched program for the second consecutive Friday. JOAN OF ARCADIA (8.4/15, 12.49m) won its time period in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (4.5/14), women 25-54 (5.4/16), men 25-54 (3.6/11), adults 18-49 (3.1/11) and adults 35-64 (6.5/18). Compared to the same night last year ("48 Hours Investigates"), JOAN was up +15% in households, +45% in adults 25-54, +38% in women 25-54, +57% in men 25-54, +24% in adults 18-49 and +53% in adults 35-64. THE HANDLER (6.8/12, 10.51m) won its time period in households, viewers, adults 25-54 (4.0/11), men 25-54 (3.7/11), adults 18-49 (2.7/09) and adults 35-64 (5.7/14). Compared to the same night last year ("Robbery Homicide Division"), THE HANDLER was up +31% in both households and women 25-54, +29% in adults 25-54, +28% in men 25-54, +13% in adults 18-49 and +30% in adults 35-64.

NBC says: From 8-9 p.m. ET, "Miss Match" (2.0/7 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) was #1 among adults 18-34 and women 18-34. From its first half-hour to its second, "Miss Match" increased its 18-49 rating by 22 percent. At 9 p.m. ET, "Dateline NBC" (2.6/8 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall) finished #2 or tied for #2 among adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49. From 10-11 p.m., "Boomtown" (2.3/7 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall) finished within 2 shares of the slot lead in 18-49 and won its hour among adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

Saturday, October 4

ABC says: From 8-10pm, the broadcast premiere of Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" made ABC #1 in the time period among Total Viewers, Teens and Kids. The movie steadily grew in each half-hour of its 2-hour broadcast among viewers and young adults. Lilo & Stitch generated the highest audience share of Kids 2-11 (24 share) for "The Wonderful World of Disney" franchise in over 10 months it also pulled in the second highest share of Adults 18-34 (10 share) for the Disney movie since November of last year. At 10pm in its new time period, the season premiere of ABC's "L.A. Dragnet" tied CBS' veteran Saturday drama The District in Adults 18-49 and beat it by 22% among Adults 18-34. From its first half-hour to its second half-hour, "L.A. Dragnet" gained Total Viewers and also saw its Men 18-49 audience build.

CBS says: On Saturday, CBS (5.7/10, 8.29m) was first in households, viewers and adults 35-64 (3.7/10) for the second consecutive week --on a night that included a FOX baseball runover. THE DISTRICT (6.5/12, 9.90m) won its time period in households and viewers. THE DISTRICT was the night's top rated and most watched program for the second consecutive Saturday.

NBC says: Encore telecasts of the hot new Monday drama "Las Vegas" at 8 p.m. ET (1.5/5 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) and 9 p.m. ET (2.0/7 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) finished #2 for that block among women 18-34. The 9 p.m. encore outscored CBS' first-run "Hack" by a 54 percent margin in 18-49. At 10 p.m. ET, NBC's encore of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.8/9 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) won in all key demographics and beat the first-run drama competition of ABC's "L.A. Dragnet" and CBS' "The Agency" combined among adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

Sunday, October 5

ABC says: Opposite Fox's post season Major League Baseball coverage during prime, ABC earned second place on the night beating 3rd place NBC by 10% and 4th place CBS by 18% among Adults 18-49. At 7pm, "America's Funniest Home Videos" earned second in its hour among Adults 18-49 the top rated entertainment program in the time period. From 8-9pm, ABC's "10-8" finished in a virtual tie as the #1 Adult 18-49 drama in the time period with CBS' "Cold Case." "10-8" beat "Cold Case" by 18% in Adults 18-34. "10-8" built on its lead-in and saw its audience surge by over 1 million viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49 from start to finish. "10-8" is the only new TV show on the major networks this season to grow from its debut to its second telecast in Adults 18-49. At 9pm, "Alias" delivered a solid second place in its hour among Adults 18-34, 27% ahead of NBC's "Law & Order: CI" and trailing only Fox's post-season baseball coverage. In fact, "Alias" was the #1 entertainment program on Sunday night in Adults 18-34. The ABC drama won its hour among Women 18-34. In the final hour of the night, ABC's "The Practice" beat NBC's high profile "Lyon's Den" by 13% among Adults 18-49. Like the prior week, "The Practice" gained audience from start to finish while "Lyon's Den" lost audience from its first half-hour to its second half-hour.

CBS says: On Sunday, CBS (8.5/13, 12.42m) was first in women 25-54 (4.6/11) and second in households, viewers and adults 35-64 (5.7/12) opposite an NFL overrun and LCS baseball on FOX. Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +13% in households, +12% in adults 25-54, +21% in women 25-54, +4% in adults 18-49, +16% in adults 35-64 and even in men 25-54. COLD CASE (9.3/14, 13.96m) won its time period in households, women 25-54 (5.5/12) and adults 35-64 (6.6/13) and was a close second in viewers (just -0.17m behind baseball on FOX), adults 25-54 (4.4/10) and adults 18-49 (3.3/08). Compared to the time period last year ("Becker"/"Bram and Alice"), COLD CASE was up +26% in households, +22% in adults 25-54, +49% in women 25-54, +18% in adults 18-49 and +22% in adults 35-64.

NBC says: From 7-8 p.m. ET, "Dateline NBC" scored a 1.5/5 in 18-49 and attracted 5.7 million viewers overall). At 8 p.m. ET, "American Dreams" (2.6/7 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) built by a huge 73 percent on its 18-49 lead-in. From 9-10 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.6/11 in 18-49, 14.3 million viewers overall) built on its 18-49 lead-in by a towering 77 percent. "Criminal Intent" was the hour's #1 non-sports choice in 18-49 and several other categories and was #1 overall among women 18-49 and women 25-54. At 10 p.m. ET, "The Lyon's Den" (3.2/8 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall) was the #2 non-sports choice in the hour in most key demographics and tied for #1 overall among women 18-34.

Totals

Adults 18-49: NBC 4.2/12, 5.4 million; Fox 3.8/11, 4.9 million; ABC 3.7/10, 4.7 million; CBS 3.6/10, 4.6 million; WB 1.8/5, 2.3 million; UPN 1.4 rating, 1.8 million (Each rating point equals 1.29 million viewers)

Adults 25-54: NBC 4.8/12, 5.8 million; CBS 4.8/12, 5.7 million; ABC 4.3/11, 5.1 million; Fox 4.0/10, 4.9 million; WB 1.7/4, 2.1 million; UPN 1.5 rating, 1.8 million (Each rating point equals 1.21 million viewers)

Total Viewers: CBS 4.7/13, 13.1 million; NBC 4.0/11, 10.9 million; ABC 3.6/10, 9.8 million; Fox 3.5/9, 9.6 million; WB 1.7/4, 4.6 million; UPN 1.2 rating, 3.4 million (Each rating point equals 2.76 million viewers)





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· 10-8 (ABC)
· 20/20 (ABC)
· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· AGENCY, THE (CBS)
· ALIAS (ABC)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· ANGEL (WB)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BECKER (CBS)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· BRAM & ALICE (CBS)
· BROTHERHOOD OF POLAND, NH, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· COUPLING (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· DISTRICT, THE (CBS)
· ED (NBC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· HACK (CBS)
· HANDLER, THE (CBS)
· HAPPY FAMILY (NBC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· JAG (CBS)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
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[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.