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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

August 28, 2001

Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for August 20-26. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation. The rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 102.2 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,022,000 households.

1. (30) ``Primetime Thursday,″ ABC, 17.2, 17.5 million homes.

2. (15) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 9.8, 10.0 million homes.

2. (10) ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Thursday,″ ABC, 9.8, 10.0 million homes.

4. (7) ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Sunday,″ ABC, 9.7, 10.0 million homes.

5. (5) ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Tuesday,″ ABC, 9.5, 9.7 million homes.

6. (6) ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 9.0, 9.2 million homes.

7. (18) ``Will & Grace,″ NBC, 8.5, 8.6 million homes.

8. (7) ``Law and Order,″ NBC, 8.4, 8.6 million homes.

9. (20) ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Friday,″ ABC, 8.2, 8.4 million homes.

10. (9) ``Friends,″ NBC, 8.0, 8.2 million homes.

11. (X) ``Will & Grace,″ NBC, 7.9, 8.1 million homes.

12. (X) ``NFL Pre-season Football: Denver at Green Bay,″ ABC, 7.6, 7.7 million homes.

13. (X) ``Yes, Dear,″ CBS, 7.5, 7.6 million homes.

14. (23) ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 7.4, 7.6 million homes.

15. (24) ``Touched By an Angel,″ CBS, 7.2, 7.3 million homes.

15. (14) ``The West Wing,″ NBC, 7.2, 7.3 million homes.

17. (32) ``20/20-Friday,″ ABC, 6.8, 7.0 million homes.

18. (48) ``Dateline NBC-Tuesday,″ NBC, 6.5, 6.7 million homes.

19. (47) ``Dateline NBC-Monday,″ NBC, 6.4, 6.5 million homes.

20. (87) ``Big Brother II-Tuesday,″ CBS, 6.2, 6.4 million homes.

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