Friday, February 25, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 16, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th 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)
ERNBCThu18.2/2914.0/3528.865
FRIENDSNBCThu14.9/2511.4/3223.847
LAW & ORDERNBCWed13.3/227.3/2019.390
WILL & GRACENBCThu12.5/199.8/2519.383
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMONDCBSMon12.7/197.2/1719.299
THE WEST WINGNBCWed12.2/196.9/1818.422
SURVIVORCBSThu10.7/177.3/2018.398
JUST SHOOT MENBCThu11.4/179.1/2217.786
CSICBSThu11.2/186.6/1617.473
MOVIE: A TOWN WITHOUT CHRISTMASCBSSun11.8/194.1/1017.424
JAGCBSTue11.0/183.8/1116.408
BECKERCBSMon10.8/165.5/1316.122
60 MINUTESCBSSun11.1/193.2/915.738
LAW & ORDER: SVUNBCFri10.5/195.1/1615.325
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLABCMon10.4/176.0/1615.042
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL-SUNCBSSun10.1/163.2/814.637
JUDGING AMYCBSTue10.2/174.2/1214.426
FRASIERNBCTue9.4/146.0/1514.039
THE AMAZING RACECBSThu8.2/136.0/1513.654
NYPD BLUEABCTue9.2/145.1/1313.558
THE SIMPSONSFOXSun7.7/126.5/1713.18
MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLEFOXSun7.3/116.4/1513.07
KING OF QUEENSCBSMon8.6/134.6/1312.759
NFL OVERRUNCBSSat8.64.9/2012.711
THE DISTRICTCBSSat8.3/163.5/1112.260
MY WIFE AND KIDSABCWed7.5/124.7/1411.64
THE GUARDIANCBSTue7.9/122.9/711.56
PROVIDENCENBCFri8.1/153.4/1211.49
CROSSING JORDANNBCMon8.1/134.2/1111.42
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASABCSun6.3/104.5/1111.42
FAMILY LAWCBSMon8.0/133.5/911.01
BOSTON PUBLICFOXMon6.9/115.0/1310.94
PHILLYABCTue7.7/133.8/1110.81
SCRUBSNBCTue7.2/115.0/1210.57
DATELINENBCFri7.4/132.9/910.57
60 MINUTES IICBSWed7.6/122.4/710.40
THE ELLEN SHOWCBSMon7.1/113.9/1010.32
EDNBCWed7.1/124.0/1210.28
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?ABCThu7.3/112.3/610.21
THE BERNIE MAC SHOWFOXWed5.9/94.3/1110.02
ALIASABCSun6.4/104.8/119.99
THE X-FILESFOXSun6.2/94.9/119.94
ACCORDING TO JIMABCWed6.7/114.2/129.89
THIRD WATCHNBCMon6.4/103.6/99.65
ALLY MCBEALFOXMon6.0/94.6/119.27
DATELINENBCTue6.6/113.8/109.27
THAT '70S SHOWFOXTue5.8/105.2/159.16
KING OF THE HILL-SUNFOXSun5.7/94.5/129.09
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL-SATCBSSat6.0/112.6/89.08
20/20ABCWed6.4/113.1/88.90
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?ABCMon6.2/102.3/78.85
WEAKEST LINKNBCMon5.8/93.0/88.81
BEFORE THEY WERE STARSABCFri5.1/93.2/108.48
THE DREW CAREY SHOWABCWed5.7/93.8/108.43
WINNIE THE POOH AND CHRISTMAS TOOABCSun4.5/82.7/88.31
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOSABCFri5.0/92.6/98.13
DHARMA & GREGABCTue5.6/93.2/98.11
48 HOURSCBSWed5.9/102.7/88.07
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?-WEDABCWed5.2/83.8/107.95
PRIMETIME THURSDAYABCThu5.9/92.4/67.93
SPIN CITYABCTue5.4/83.3/97.83
MOVIE: THE CHRISTMAS SECRETCBSFri5.1/92.1/77.75
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS-FRIWBFri4.0/73.2/117.70
COPS-8:30PFOXSat5.1/102.9/107.62
24FOXTue4.8/73.6/97.61
7TH HEAVENWBMon4.6/72.8/77.22
TITUSFOXWed4.7/73.2/87.21
ISU GRAND PRIX FIGURE SKATING-SATABCSat4.8/91.6/56.95
ONCE AND AGAINABCFri4.9/92.9/96.84
GROUNDED FOR LIFEFOXWed4.3/73.2/96.80
48 HOURSCBSSat4.7/92.1/76.68
UNDECLAREDFOXTue4.6/73.7/106.64
THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS-FRICBSFri3.9/72.2/86.56
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?-THU 8:30PABCThu4.4/72.5/66.54
KING OF THE HILL-WEDFOXWed4.1/72.8/86.26
COPS-8:00PFOXSat4.1/82.3/86.22
WWE SMACKDOWNUPNThu3.6/62.4/65.92
THREE SISTERSNBCTue4.2/72.7/75.89
SMALLVILLEWBTue3.9/62.7/75.82
TEMPTATION ISLANDFOXThu3.8/63.0/85.67
GILMORE GIRLSWBTue3.6/62.1/65.27
BILL O'REILLY: DEFENSE OF AMERICAFOXSat3.3/62.0/75.07
DARK ANGELFOXFri3.3/62.2/85.04
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?-THU 8:00PABCThu3.5/61.8/54.89
REBAWBFri3.0/51.9/64.88
EMERILNBCTue3.6/61.9/54.79
CHARMEDWBThu2.8/42.1/54.46
THE TICKFOXThu2.5/42.0/54.10
DAWSON'S CREEKWBWed2.7/41.9/53.99
RAISING DADWBFri2.4/41.5/53.92
MAYBE IT'S MEWBFri2.1/41.6/53.83
ANGELWBMon2.5/41.8/43.81
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED NIGHT OF CHAMPSNBCSat2.4/51.1/43.49
FELICITYWBWed2.4/41.6/43.24
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOTWBSun1.8/31.1/33.01
POPSTARSWBThu1.5/30.8/22.39
NIKKIWBSun1.5/21.1/32.24
MEN, WOMEN, & DOGSWBSun1.4/21.0/22.06

-NFL Sunday National (FOX): 13.1 HH, 20.112 million viewers
-NFL Single (CBS): 9.4 HH, 13.371 million viewers
-NFL Regional (FOX): 9.0 HH, 13.263 million viewers
-NFL Saturday (FOX): 7.4 HH, 10.128 million viewers

Cable ratings (viewers):
not available this week

Cable ratings (households):
ShowNETHouseholds
(millions)
NFL/Steelers/ RavensESPN7.826
WWF EntertainmentTNN4.243
WWF EntertainmentTNN3.615
NFL PrimetimeESPN3.570
NFL SportscenterESPN3.454
SpongebobNICK2.674
m/"Pretender: Island/Haunted"TNT2.667
SpongebobNICK2.549
SpongebobNICK2.509
SpongebobNICK2.466
SpongebobNICK2.429
SpongebobNICK2.400
SpongebobNICK2.391
m/"Rush Hour"TNT2.380
SpongebobNICK2.377
SpongebobNICK2.336
SpongebobNICK2.318
Rugrats: KwanzaaNICK2.310
Hey ArnoldNICK2.294
SpongebobNICK2.291
RugratsNICK2.277

Cable 18-49:
ShowNetDay18-49
(000s)
NFL/Steelers/RavensESPNSun5818
WWF EntertainmentTNNMon3667
NFL PrimetimeESPNSun2997
NFL SportscenterESPNSun2857
WWF EntertainmentTNNMon2835
South ParkCMDYWed1900
"Pretender: Island/Haunted"TNTMon1893
South ParkCMDYWed1884
m/"Rush Hour"TNTSat1717
FriendsTBSTue1640


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

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