TV News Roundup

  • by January 24, 2001
Fox’s “Temptation Island” beat ABC’s “The Mole” in ratings last week. Fox's controversial series drew 17.6 million viewers in its second installment, according to Nielsen Media Research, a 9% increase over its premiere week. “The Mole” drew 11.5 million viewers, a 16% drop from its first week.

NBC won the week in prime-time ratings, led by it’s Sunday telecast of the Golden Globe Awards which drew 22.5 million viewers, up 2% from last year. The network averaged 13.1 million viewers last week (8.9 rating, 14 share). ABC lagged behind with 12.2 million viewers (8.1, 13), CBS with 11.5 million viewers (8.2, 13), Fox with 10.8 million viewers (6.7, 10), UPN with 3.5 million (2.4, 4), the WB with 3.4 million (2.3, 3) and Pax TV with 1.3 million (0.9, 1).

NBC's “Nightly News” won the evening news ratings with an average of 11.7 million viewers (8.6 rating, 16 share). ABC's “World News Tonight” took second once again place with 10.3 million viewers (7.8, 14) and the “CBS Evening News” averaged 9.4 million viewers (7.1, 13).

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The prime-time ratings from Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 15-21 were as follows:

1. “Golden Globe Awards,” NBC, 14.6, 15.0 million homes.

1. (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Wednesday,” ABC, 14.6, 15.0 million homes.

3. (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Thursday,” ABC, 13.4, 13.7 million homes.

4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 13.2, 13.5 million homes.

5. “Law and Order,” NBC, 12.6, 12.9 million homes.

6. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Friday,” ABC, 12.2, 12.5 million homes.

7. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Sunday,” ABC, 12.0, 12.3 million homes.

8. “Frasier,” NBC, 11.9, 12.2 million homes.

9. “Temptation Island,” Fox, 11.5, 11.7 million homes.

10. “Friends,” NBC, 11.2, 11.5 million homes.

10. “Judging Amy,” CBS, 11.2, 11.4 million homes.

12. “ER,” NBC, 11.1, 11.3 million homes.

13. “JAG,” CBS, 10.7, 11.0 million homes.

13. “Three Sisters,” NBC, 10.7, 11.0 million homes.

13. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 10.7, 10.9 million homes.

16. “Will and Grace,” NBC, 10.5, 10.7 million homes.

17. “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS, 10.2, 10.5 million homes.

18. “Just Shoot Me,” NBC, 10.0, 10.2 million homes.

19. “West Wing,” NBC, 9.8, 10.1 million homes.

19. “Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit,” NBC, 9.8, 10.0 million homes.

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