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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

January 25, 2005

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (X) AFC Championship: New England at Pittsburgh, CBS, 44.3 million viewers.

2. (1) ``American Idol″-Tuesday, Fox, 33.6 million viewers.

3. (3) ``American Idol″-Wednesday, Fox, 26.7 million viewers.

4. (4) ``Desperate Housewives,″ ABC, 26 million viewers.

5. (X) AFC Championship postgame show, CBS, 25.8 million viewers.

6. (X) ``Numb3rs″ (Sunday preview), CBS, 25 million viewers.

7. (5) ``CSI: Miami,″ CBS, 22 million viewers.

8. (12) ``Lost,″ ABC, 19.7 million viewers.

9. (8) ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 19.2 million viewers.

10. (2) ``CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,″ CBS, 19 million viewers.

11. (10) ``ER,″ NBC, 18.8 million viewers.

12. (22) ``Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,″ ABC, 18.3 million viewers.

13. (11) ``Two and a Half Men,″ CBS, 18.1 million viewers.

14. (17) ``Apprentice 3,″ NBC, 15.6 million viewers.

15. (20) ``Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,″ NBC, 15.3 million viewers.

16. (25) ``Boston Legal,″ ABC, 15.3 million viewers.

17. (22) ``Law & Order,″ NBC, 15.1 million viewers.

18. (18) ``NCIS,″ CBS, 14.5 million viewers.

19. (14) ``Medium,″ NBC, 14.4 million viewers.

20. (6) ``Without a Trace,″ CBS, 13.6 million viewers.

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