Nielsen's TOP 156 Shows for 2002-03

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With the regular season pretty well over, here's the season-to-date
average rundown of how all 156 series fared in 2002-03, courtesy
futoncritic. Futoncritic lists the shows according to viewer
rankings, I've switched it to the standard rating rankings but kept
the viewer rankings in as well. 20 series show the widest spread, or
discrepancy, between rating and viewer rankings, listed below.

RR = Rating Ranking; VR = Viewer Ranking.

RR VR - [lower viewer ranking against RR]
+ [higher viewer ranking against RR]

35. 45. providence -11
40. 21. simpsons, the +19
43. 33. wanda at large +10
47. 35. twenty four +12
48. 62. dateline nbc (tue.) -14
51. 41. mole, the -10
56. 67. dateline nbc (wed.) -11
59. 74. 48 hours investigates -15
65. 76. 20/20 -10
66. 77. dateline nbc (sun.) -10
67. 81. primetime Thursday -13
68. 59. america's funniest home videos +10
69. 44. malcolm in the middle +27
74. 64. bernie mac show, the +10
81. 65. king of the hill +16
82. 66. oliver beene +16
83. 72. alias +11
84. 95. presidio med -11
95. 84. grounded for life +11
105. 91. pitts, the +14


And now for the big picture:

Season-to-date Averages by Network:

2002-03 2001-02
ABC 6.3 6.3
CBS 8.2 8.1
NBC 7.7 8.8
FOX 6.0 5.7
UPN 2.2 2.7
WB 2.6 2.5

By this measure, ABC went nowhere, CBS's winning performance was only
by .1 over last year's second place showing, NBC was the biggest loser
[down by 1.1, ouch!], FOX got a bit of a blip upward, UPN was
noticeably off, and WB's banner year was achieved by just a .1
increase over last year. Seems that claiming victory, in the case of
CBS and WB, is done by millimeters these days.

TOP 156

Note: Futoncritic doesn't include the several weekly movie nights nor
Sunday's Disney on its list so that slightly alters the true rankings
of some shows, otherwise it's all here.

SR = Series Rank; VR= Viewer Rank; NET = Network; VM = Viewers in
Millions; RTG = Rating; SHR = Share

SR VR NET VM RTG/SHR

1. 1. c.s.i.: crime scene investigation (cbs) 26.12 16.11/24.48
2. 3. friends (nbc) 21.14 13.50/21.44
3. 2. joe millionaire (fox) 22.84 13.33/18.71
4. 6. er (nbc) 19.99 13.08/21.37
5. 4. american idol (tue.) (fox) 21.03 12.29/18.88
6. 5. survivor (cbs) 20.66 11.86/18.33
7. 8. everybody loves raymond (cbs) 18.39 11.82/17.38
8. 10. law & order (nbc) 16.87 11.42/19.03
9. 7. american idol (wed.) (fox) 19.63 11.34/17.31
10. 12. c.s.i.: miami (cbs) 16.45 11.24/17.78
11. 9. monday night football (abc) 16.88 11.23/19.07
12. 13. will & grace (nbc) 16.27 10.68/16.00
13. 11. bachelorette, the (abc) 16.65 10.62/15.67
14. 14. scrubs (nbc) 15.94 10.28/15.83
15. 16. law & order: special victims unit (nbc) 14.83 10.05/17.94
16. 15. without a trace (cbs) 15.09 10.00/16.48
17. 17. still standing (cbs) 14.41 9.38/13.90
18. 18. law & order: criminal intent (nbc) 14.32 9.36/14.00
19. 22. 60 minutes (cbs) 13.43 9.22/15.57
20. 20. bachelor, the (abc) 13.93 9.21/14.00
21. 30. judging amy (cbs) 12.67 9.10/15.11
22. 19. star search (thu.) (cbs) 14.32 8.90/13.60
23. 26. j.a.g. (cbs) 12.97 8.73/13.82
24. 27. good morning, miami (nbc) 12.97 8.70/13.27
25. 23. yes, dear (cbs) 13.33 8.63/12.91
26. 29. west wing, the (nbc) 12.88 8.61/13.20
27. 24. king of queens, the (cbs) 13.07 8.51/13.18
28. 32. frasier (nbc) 12.48 8.34/12.62
29. 31. my big fat greek life (cbs) 12.58 8.32/13.20
30. 37. guardian, the (cbs) 11.42 7.99/12.17
31. 40. extreme makeover (abc) 11.20 7.87/13.00
32. 28. big brother (cbs) 12.90 7.80/12.00
33. 25. fear factor (nbc) 13.06 7.64/11.65
34. 38. n.y.p.d. blue (abc) 11.32 7.56/12.40
35. 46. dateline nbc (fri.) (nbc) 10.70 7.52/12.96
36. 45. providence (nbc) 10.73 7.51/13.55
37. 34. kingpin (sun.) (nbc) 11.85 7.45/12.00
38. 36. third watch (nbc) 11.55 7.39/10.96
39. 48. 60 minutes II (cbs) 10.62 7.35/11.32
40. 21. simpsons, the (fox) 13.50 7.33/11.52
41. 47. crossing jordan (nbc) 10.63 7.24/11.76
42. 39. my wife and kids (abc) 11.27 7.14/11.57
43. 33. wanda at large (fox) 12.20 7.07/10.67
44. 42. star search (wed.) (cbs) 10.88 7.06/11.29
45. 51. becker (cbs) 10.43 7.05/10.87
46. 43. eight simple rules (abc) 10.85 7.00/11.24
47. 35. twenty four (fox) 11.55 6.97/10.50
48. 62. dateline nbc (tue.) (nbc) 9.74 6.96/11.52
49. 52. ed (nbc) 10.12 6.91/11.00
50. 53. boomtown (nbc) 10.10 6.74/11.10
51. 41. mole, the (abc) 10.97 6.73/11.00
52. 55. practice, the (abc) 10.04 6.73/10.65
53. 58. mister sterling (nbc) 9.83 6.70/11.67
54. 49. according to jim (abc) 10.60 6.69/10.31
55. 57. hidden hills (nbc) 9.89 6.54/10.14
56. 67. dateline nbc (wed.) (nbc) 9.23 6.53/10.43
57. 60. district, the (cbs) 9.80 6.48/11.46
58. 50. george lopez show, the (abc) 10.44 6.44/10.00
59. 74. 48 hours investigates (cbs) 8.90 6.40/10.96
60. 61. dragnet (abc) 9.78 6.37/10.50
61. 56. american dreams (nbc) 9.98 6.37/9.96
62. 68. hack (cbs) 9.21 6.18/10.67
63. 63. america's most talented kid (nbc) 9.70 6.15/11.33
64. 70. bram & alice (cbs) 9.12 6.12/9.25
65. 54. that '70s show (fox) 10.06 6.11/9.88
66. 76. 20/20 (abc) 8.83 6.05/10.83
67. 77. dateline nbc (sun.) (nbc) 8.64 6.03/10.20
68. 69. boston public (fox) 9.20 5.97/9.05
69. 81. primetime Thursday (abc) 8.47 5.96/9.70
70. 59. america's funniest home videos (abc) 9.81 5.90/10.63
71. 79. watching ellie (nbc) 8.55 5.88/9.00
72. 44. malcolm in the middle (fox) 10.73 5.88/8.67
73. 73. star search (fri.) (cbs) 8.91 5.85/10.60
74. 64. bernie mac show, the (fox) 9.68 5.83/9.09
75. 75. are you hot? (abc) 8.88 5.78/8.75
76. 83. a.u.s.a. (nbc) 8.34 5.66/8.62
77. 82. agency, the (cbs) 8.38 5.60/10.14
78. 80. kingpin (tue.) (nbc) 8.53 5.57/9.00
79. 71. amazing race, the (cbs) 8.98 5.55/8.80
80. 78. life with bonnie (abc) 8.62 5.53/8.59
81. 65. king of the hill (fox) 9.61 5.39/8.67
82. 85. less than perfect (abc) 8.06 5.35/8.25
83. 66. oliver beene (fox) 9.57 5.34/8.12
84. 72. alias (abc) 8.92 5.34/8.04
85. 95. presidio med (cbs) 7.15 5.16/8.62
86. 90. touched by an angel (cbs) 7.61 5.09/9.32
87. 89. let's make a deal (nbc) 7.67 5.07/7.67
88. 86. america's most wanted (fox) 8.02 5.06/9.00
89. 92. lost at home (abc) 7.45 5.05/7.75
90. 96. in-laws (nbc) 7.12 5.04/8.00
91. 93. robbery homicide division (cbs) 7.25 4.93/9.00
92. 88. cops (8:30) (fox) 7.82 4.92/9.00
93. 87. cedric the entertainer presents (fox) 7.86 4.82/7.41
94. 98. queens supreme (cbs) 7.07 4.80/8.00
95. 84. grounded for life (fox) 8.10 4.80/7.50
96. 97. veritas: the quest (abc) 7.08 4.80/7.00
97. 99. monk (abc) 6.81 4.71/7.64
98. 94. married by america (fox) 7.17 4.70/7.00
99. 107. just shoot me (nbc) 6.39 4.55/7.27
100. 104. mds (abc) 6.54 4.53/7.50
101. 103. meet my folks (nbc) 6.70 4.45/8.00
102. 101. family, the (abc) 6.80 4.40/7.67
103. 105. miracles (abc) 6.53 4.35/6.83
104. 102. cops (8:00) (fox) 6.78 4.28/8.07
105. 91. pitts, the (fox) 7.47 4.22/6.75
106. 106. seventh heaven (wb) 6.53 4.15/6.36
107. 109. profiles from the front line (abc) 6.25 4.05/6.50
108. 100. andy richter controls the universe (fox) 6.80 4.00/6.20
109. 112. hunter (nbc) 5.57 3.93/7.67
110. 110. john doe (fox) 5.96 3.72/6.38
111. 115. girls club (fox) 5.40 3.75/5.50
112. 111. fastlane (fox) 5.74 3.71/6.00
113. 108. smallville (wb) 6.30 3.70/5.61
114. 116. regular joe (abc) 5.35 3.62/6.25
115. 117. all american girl (abc) 5.24 3.56/5.80
116. 120. whose line is it anyway? (2) (abc) 5.17 3.47/5.33
117. 113. whose line is it anyway? (1) (abc) 5.42 3.44/5.75
118. 122. pulse, the (fox) 4.84 3.44/5.20
119. 114. wwe smackdown (upn) 5.42 3.34/5.12
120. 118. drew carey show, the (abc) 5.22 3.29/5.64
121. 121. gilmore girls {wb) 4.97 3.23/5.09
122. 123. 30 seconds to fame (fox) 4.83 3.10/4.75
123. 119. futurama (fox) 5.17 3.06/5.00
124. 124. everwood (wb) 4.77 3.04/4.45
125. 128. firefly (fox) 4.48 2.88/5.20
126. 125. dinotopia (abc) 4.58 2.88/4.80
127. 127. reba (wb) 4.48 2.87/5.00
128. 126. charmed (wb) 4.57 2.82/4.41
129. 133. push, nevada (abc) 3.90 2.82/4.40
130. 129. that was then (abc) 4.25 2.80/5.00
131. 130. one on one (upn) 4.16 2.61/3.97
132. 132. enterprise (upn) 3.94 2.59/4.12
133. 131. girlfriends (upn) 4.04 2.57/3.75
134. 139. dawson's creek (wb) 3.60 2.48/3.92
135. 135. birds of prey (wb) 3.87 2.46/3.79
136. 136. parkers, the (upn) 3.74 2.40/3.79
137. 138. half & half (upn) 3.63 2.35/3.43
138. 137. angel (wb) 3.65 2.33/3.42
139. 134. high school reunion (wb) 3.90 2.31/3.29
140. 140. buffy the vampire slayer (upn) 3.60 2.30/3.66
141. 141. grounded for life (wb) 3.45 2.18/3.73
142. 142. surreal life, the (wb) 3.34 2.11/3.14
143. 144. greetings from tucson (wb) 3.06 1.96/3.40
144. 146. what i like about you (wb) 2.94 1.94/3.65
145. 145. sabrina, the teenage witch (wb) 2.97 1.93/3.19
146. 143. black sash, the (wb) 3.15 1.88/3.00
147. 148. gilmore girls: beginnings {wb) 2.70 1.78/3.00
148. 147. jamie kennedy experiment, the (wb) 2.76 1.76/2.66
149. 149. family affair (wb) 2.58 1.74/2.86
150. 150. twilight zone, the (upn) 2.51 1.68/2.61
151. 151. on the spot (wb) 2.26 1.48/2.40
152. 152. do over (wb) 2.22 1.45/2.18
153. 153. haunted (upn) 2.21 1.40/2.14
154. 154. platinum (upn) 2.12 1.40/2.00
155. 155. off centre (wb) 2.00 1.37/2.00
156. 156. abby (upn) 1.76 1.23/1.88

Jason Wuthrich

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"WQ" <ri...@email.com> wrote in message
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> 3. 2. joe millionaire (fox) 22.84 13.33/18.71
> 4. 6. er (nbc) 19.99 13.08/21.37
> 5. 4. american idol (tue.) (fox) 21.03 12.29/18.88
> 6. 5. survivor (cbs) 20.66 11.86/18.33
> 16. 15. without a trace (cbs) 15.09 10.00/16.48

I have already gone on record as saying that even though "ER" finally took
some lumps this season, 2003-04 won't be the year it gives up the #1 spot in
the time slot. However, seeing that it was beaten in total viewers by AI
and "Survivor"--and was beaten in both categories by "Joe Millionaire", of
all things!--that its has long worn out its welcome.


Maureen Goldman

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May 21, 2003, 1:04:44 AM5/21/03
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> "Jason Wuthrich" <tjwut...@chartermi.net_spam.trap.please.remove>
>> 3. 2. joe millionaire (fox) 22.84 13.33/18.71
>> 4. 6. er (nbc) 19.99 13.08/21.37
>> 5. 4. american idol (tue.) (fox) 21.03 12.29/18.88
>> 6. 5. survivor (cbs) 20.66 11.86/18.33
>> 16. 15. without a trace (cbs) 15.09 10.00/16.48
>
>I have already gone on record as saying that even though "ER" finally took
>some lumps this season, 2003-04 won't be the year it gives up the #1 spot in
>the time slot. However, seeing that it was beaten in total viewers by AI
>and "Survivor"--and was beaten in both categories by "Joe Millionaire", of
>all things!--that its has long worn out its welcome.

I'm not sure that even a wildly popular short-duration show should be
compared with one which has been given a longterm commitment by
viewers.

WQ

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May 21, 2003, 11:30:50 AM5/21/03
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ri...@email.com (WQ) wrote in message news:<a6b5ab75.03052...@posting.google.com>...


--- Hopefully my reformatting of this post's list has made it more
Google-friendly and legible this time, otherwise I give up.

Season-to-date Averages by Network:

TOP 156

RR = Rating Rank; VR= Viewer Rank; NET = Network; VM = Viewers in


Millions; RTG = Rating; SHR = Share

RR VR NET VM RTG/SHR

108. 100. andy richter controls the universe (fox)6.80 4.00/6.20

Cynic

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ri...@email.com (WQ) wrote in message news:<a6b5ab75.03052...@posting.google.com>...
> ri...@email.com (WQ) wrote in message news:<a6b5ab75.03052...@posting.google.com>...

Just curious as to how you reformatted this properly from your first
posting of it above that looked a bit lopsided.

WQ

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Cy...@pulp-fiction.com (Cynic) wrote in message news:<5c8b42f1.03052...@posting.google.com>...

>
> Just curious as to how you reformatted this properly from your first
> posting of it above that looked a bit lopsided.

--- A technical question. Hmm. Let me see if I can remember. I
think all I did was go to the original posting and made a reply to
myself, but before posting the revised version I had to reformat the
original, which was simple to do because all you have to do is just
add or subtract spacing in the text with the space bar to align
everything correctly. Then I double-checked it all via the 'Preview
Message' button, made a few minor adjustments where needed, and then
when it looked like it was all straightened out, I posted the revised
version as a reply to myself. Sure seemed to work the second time
around just fine. At least I think that's how I did it, I seemed to
just glide through it without really thinking about it much.

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