Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Aug. 12-18. 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 105.5 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households.

1. (2) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 8.3, 8.7 million homes.

1. (8) "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS, 8.3, 8.8 million homes.

3. (35) "Dateline NBC-Tuesday," NBC, 8.2, 8.6 million homes.

3. (X) "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," NBC, 8.2, 8.7 million homes.

5. (19) "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.0, 8.5 million homes.

6. (X) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 7.8, 8.2 million homes.

7. (32) "48 Hours-Monday," CBS, 7.6, 8.0 million homes.

8. (13) "Becker," CBS, 7.5, 8.0 million homes.

9. (57) "American Idol-Tuesday," Fox, 7.4, 7.8 million homes.

9. (35) "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," NBC, 7.4, 7.8 million homes.

11. (X) "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," NBC, 7.3, 7.7 million homes.

12. (80) "48 Hours-Wednesday," CBS, 7.0, 7.4 million homes.

13. (71) "American Idol-Wednesday," Fox, 6.9, 7.3 million homes.

13. (54) "Dog Eat Dog," NBC, 6.9, 7.2 million homes.

15. (X) "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," NBC, 6.7, 7.1 million homes.

16. (64) "Big Brother 3-Wednesday," CBS, 6.6, 7.0 million homes.

17. (3) "Friends," NBC, 6.3, 6.7 million homes.

17. (25) "King of Queens," CBS, 6.3, 6.7 million homes.

17. (27) "Yes, Dear," CBS, 6.3, 6.6 million homes.

20. (43) "60 Minutes II," CBS, 6.2, 6.5 million homes.