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The Ratings Wizard

Oct 6, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2003-Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003
TV Season Week No. 1
In the first week of the new TV season NBC won the adults 18 to 49 title (5.1/14), powered by its Thursday lineup and the “Law & Order” franchise, while CBS took the total viewers crown (14 million) with solid performances by “CSI” and its new Friday drama lineup.
Top Show of the Week
Adults 18 to 49: “Friends” (NBC, Thursday) 11.8/33
Total viewers: “CSI” (CBS, Thursday) 26.9 million
Top Shows by Day:
MONDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “Monday Night Football: Oakland at Denver”
(ABC) 7.0/19
Total viewers: “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS) 20.6 million
TUESDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “8 Simple Rules …” (ABC) 7.0/21
Total viewers: “8 Simple Rules …” (ABC) 17 million
WEDNESDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “Law & Order” (NBC) 7.6/20
Total viewers: “Law & Order” (NBC) 20.9 million
THURSDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “Friends” (NBC) 11.8/33
Total viewers: “CSI” (CBS) 26.9 million
FRIDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “Hope & Faith” (ABC) 4.7/15
Total viewers: “JAG” (CBS) 13.8 million
SATURDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “Wonderful World of Disney: Remember the Titans” (ABC) 3.6/12
Total viewers: “The District” (CBS) 11.8 million
SUNDAY
Adults 18 to 49: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC) 5.2/12
Total viewers: “Cold Case” (CBS) 15.9 million