Sunday, May 8, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 26, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2001-02 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast ratings: table is ordered based on total viewership
ShowNetDayHH18-49Viewers
(millions)
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMONDCBSMon12.8/196.9/1620.183
LAW & ORDERNBCWed12.9/217.3/1919.511
BECKERCBSMon11.0/165.5/1317.282
THE WEST WINGNBCWed11.3/176.2/1516.636
FRASIERNBCTue10.8/176.7/1716.497
JAGCBSTue9.8/163.1/914.146
JUDGING AMYCBSTue9.8/163.8/1013.995
KING OF QUEENS-8:30PCBSMon8.6/134.6/1213.465
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDSCBSWed8.6/144.2/1113.321
FEAR FACTORNBCMon7.3/116.0/1513.223
NYPD BLUEABCTue8.5/134.8/1212.941
KING OF QUEENS-8:00PCBSMon8.0/134.0/1112.212
THE GUARDIANCBSTue8.5/133.0/712.120
48 HOURSCBSMon8.1/133.7/911.732
SCRUBSNBCTue7.6/125.3/1311.645
DATELINENBCTue7.9/135.0/1311.572
ALLY MCBEALFOXMon7.5/115.5/1311.509
60 MINUTESCBSSun7.5/171.8/811.125
OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTSNBCWed7.4/134.0/1210.802
BOSTON PUBLICFOXMon6.6/114.2/1210.40
PRIMETIME THURSDAYABCThu7.3/133.5/1110.268
CELEBRITY BOXINGFOXWed6.3/105.1/1410.17
20 YEARS OF MUST-SEE TVNBCMon6.6/104.9/1210.06
NBA BASKETBALLNBCFri6.7/134.4/1510.063
MY WIFE AND KIDSABCWed6.4/113.6/119.79
NBA BASKETBALLFOXSun6.8/164.4/199.659
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS-9PABCFri6.0/113.3/119.63
20/20ABCFri6.4/123.1/109.45
24FOXTue5.8/94.6/119.25
THAT '70S SHOWFOXTue5.7/105.0/159.17
DAVID BLAINE: VERTIGOABCWed5.8/104.0/108.93
NASCAR RACING: COCA COLA 600FOXSun5.1/113.5/148.42
7TH HEAVENWBMon5.3/93.3/98.38
THE SIMPSONS-WEDFOXWed5.0/94.2/148.18
AMERICA'S MOST WANTEDFOXSat5.1/103.1/128.02
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS-8PABCFri4.7/102.5/107.54
DATELINENBCFri5.2/112.4/107.36
48 HOURSCBSFri5.1/101.9/67.05
COPS-8:30PFOXSat4.3/92.8/126.84
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?ABCThu4.8/81.7/56.82
THE DREW CAREY SHOWABCWed5.0/73.4/96.80
THAT'S INCREDIBLE: REUNIONABCTue4.3/72.3/76.52
GILMORE GIRLSWBTue4.0/72.8/86.21
WWE SMACKDOWNUPNThu3.6/62.6/86.11
WEAKEST LINKNBCSun4.2/82.0/76.07
SMALLVILLEWBTue3.8/62.7/75.96
THE PARKERSUPNMon3.4/52.4/65.75
COPS-8:00PFOXSat3.6/82.4/115.71
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYERUPNTue3.3/52.6/75.31
STAR TREK: ENTERPRISEUPNWed3.3/62.7/85.28
ONE ON ONEUPNMon3.3/52.0/55.20
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?-8:30PABCThu3.2/61.9/64.88
GIRLFRIENDSUPNMon2.9/42.1/54.73
ANGELWBMon2.7/42.2/54.64
SPECIAL: ROCKIN' FOR THE USACBSSat3.1/61.2/44.32
THE HUGHLEYSUPNMon2.7/41.6/54.19
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?-8:00PABCThu2.6/51.5/53.79
FELICITYWBWed2.6/41.8/53.68
SPECIAL: AMERICA'S HEROESNBCSat2.0/40.9/42.92

Sports ratings outside of primetime:
ShowNetDayHHViewers
(millions)
INDIANAPOLIS 500ABCSun4.8/157.157
NBA PLAYOFFSNBCSat4.2/115.711
NASCAR BUSCH SERIESFOX-2.2/73.183
MONACO GRAND PRIXABCSun2.0/62.784
NHL PLAYOFFSABCSat1.6/52.399

Cable ratings (viewership):
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
NBA PLAYOFFS: LAKERS/KINGSTNT5.538
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNN5.123
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNN4.902
SPONGEBOBNICK4.199
SPONGEBOBNICK4.190
SPONGEBOBNICK4.041
HEY ARNOLDNICK3.900
SPONGEBOBNICK3.870
NBA PLAYOFFS: CELTICS/NETSTNT3.804
SPONGEBOBNICK3.728
RUGRATSNICK3.687
SPONGEBOBNICK3.652
MOVIE: SCARED SILENTLIF3.646
SPONGEBOBNICK3.607
RUGRATSNICK3.169
PREMIUM CABLE
IN MEMORIAM: NYC 9/11HBO6.108
FORREST GUMPHBO2.352
FINDING FORRESTERHBO2.264
BAD BOYSHBO2.174
SEX BYTES-THUHBO2.048

Cable ratings (households):
ShowNETHH
(millions)
HH
Rating
NBA PLAYOFFS: LAKERS/KINGSTNT3.9303.7
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNN3.3343.2
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNN3.0292.9
SPONGEBOBNICK2.9102.8
SCARED SILENTLIF2.9072.8
SPONGEBOBNICK2.8142.7
NBA PLAYOFFS: CELTICS/NETSTNT2.7872.6
SPONGEBOBNICK2.7362.6
SPONGEBOBNICK2.6162.5
RUGRATSNICK2.5062.4
SPONGEBOBNICK2.4922.4
SPONGEBOBNICK2.4402.3
SPONGEBOBNICK2.4032.3
RUGRATSNICK2.4012.3
HEY ARNOLDNICK2.3992.3
SWEET TEMPTATIONLIF2.3982.3
SPONGEBOBNICK2.3642.2
SPONGEBOBNICK2.3152.2
RUGRATSNICK2.2862.2
HEY ARNOLDNICK2.2702.2
RUGRATSNICK2.2682.1
BLOODLINES: MURDER IN FAMILY 2LIF2.2452.1
SPONGEBOBNICK2.2132.1
ON DEADLY GROUNDTBS2.1392.0
HEY ARNOLDNICK2.1372.0
PREMIUM CABLE
IN MEMORIAM: NYC 9/11HBO3.8313.6
BAD BOYSHBO1.7061.6
FINDING FORRESTERHBO1.6491.6
FORREST GUMPHBO1.6351.5
SEX BYTES-THUHBO1.5871.5

Cable 18-49:
ShowNet18-49
(000s)
Lakers/KingsTNT3394
WWF EntertainmentTNN2711
WWF EntertainmentTNN2531
Celtics/NetsTNT2350
Real World XIMTV1950
Trading SpacesTLC1914
The ShieldFX1869
RW/RR Battle Of SeasonsMTV1832
Billy MadisonUSA1583
Sweet TemptationLIF1570


Source: Nielsen Media Research via The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, TV Tango, and Media Life Magazine

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