Friday, April 15, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 24, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th 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)
THE OSCARSABCSun25.4/4216.1/3941.782
OSCARS COUNTDOWNABCSun17.1/289.9/2625.951
SURVIVORCBSWed12.6/209.5/2622.805
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMONDCBSMon13.4/207.3/1721.237
BECKERCBSMon11.5/185.7/1417.982
BARBARA WALTERS SPECIALABCSun11.8/205.6/1616.978
NCAA BASKETBALL-SUNCBSSun10.3/185.7/1815.83
BABY BOBCBSMon9.7/155.2/1315.618
FEAR FACTORNBCMon8.9/147.0/1815.257
LEAP OF FAITHNBCThu10.0/167.5/1915.196
KING OF QUEENSCBSMon9.2/145.0/1314.234
THE AMAZING RACECBSWed7.8/126.1/1513.294
CROSSING JORDANNBCMon8.4/145.2/1412.344
NYPD BLUEABCTue8.3/134.5/1112.335
NCAA BASKETBALL-FRI 10:30PCBSFri7.8/154.8/1512.243
60 MINUTESCBSSun8.2/133.0/812.123
DATELINENBCFri8.7/153.6/1012.061
NCAA BASKETBALL-THU 8:00PCBSThu7.8/134.3/1311.972
BOSTON PUBLICFOXMon7.5/124.7/1211.33
PROVIDENCENBCFri7.7/142.8/910.60
DATELINENBCWed7.5/122.8/810.56
DATELINENBCTue7.8/134.1/1110.417
NCAA BASKETBALL-SAT 8:00PCBSSat7.1/143.8/1410.349
NCAA BASKETBALL-THU 10:30PCBSThu6.9/134.4/1310.177
NCAA BASKETBALL-FRI 8:00PCBSFri6.7/123.8/1310.128
FAMILY LAWCBSMon6.8/113.1/810.00
MY WIFE AND KIDSABCWed6.7/113.5/109.91
THAT '70S SHOWFOXTue6.2/105.0/149.87
ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSEFOXTue5.9/94.9/139.77
PHILLYABCTue6.6/113.6/109.71
AMERICA'S MOST WANTEDFOXSat6.0/113.6/119.61
WATCHING ELLIENBCTue6.8/113.6/109.50
COPS-8:30PFOXSat5.8/113.6/119.50
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS-9PABCFri5.6/93.2/99.44
20/20ABCFri6.6/122.4/79.29
THE DREW CAREY SHOWABCWed6.3/103.8/99.25
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS-8PABCFri5.7/102.9/99.24
24FOXTue5.9/94.3/119.20
THE DISTRICTCBSSat6.0/122.6/88.81
COPS-8:00PFOXSat5.3/103.3/118.72
NCAA BASKETBALL-SAT POSTGAMECBSSat5.7/11-8.66
ACCORDING TO JIMABCWed5.8/93.2/88.54
SPIN CITYABCTue5.6/93.6/108.33
60 MINUTES IICBSWed5.8/103.0/88.32
THE JOBABCWed5.5/93.2/87.99
DHARMA & GREGABCTue5.2/83.1/97.95
THE AMERICAN EMBASSYFOXMon5.6/83.5/97.94
WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPSABCThu5.7/91.8/57.72
WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPSABCSat5.4/101.9/67.69
WWE SMACKDOWNUPNThu4.3/73.0/87.38
20/20ABCWed5.2/93.0/87.25
THE COLIN QUINN SHOWNBCMon4.8/73.7/97.22
TITUSFOXWed4.3/73.0/86.88
SMALLVILLEWBTue4.1/63.1/86.74
ONCE AND AGAINABCMon4.8/83.2/86.67
BEFORE THEY WERE STARSABCMon4.4/72.6/66.47
UC: UNDERCOVER-9PNBCSat4.1/72.0/66.10
DARK ANGELFOXFri3.8/72.9/86.09
UC: UNDERCOVER-8PNBCSat3.6/71.6/55.29
CHARMEDWBThu3.4/52.2/64.82
STAR TREK: ENTERPRISEUPNWed3.3/52.3/64.69
NBA BASKETBALLNBCSun3.3/61.9/54.62
GIRLFRIENDSUPNMon2.6/41.7/44.29
THE PARKERSUPNMon2.4/41.4/34.12
ANDY RICHTER SPECIALFOXThu2.5/41.8/53.83
MAYBE IT'S MEWBFri2.4/41.3/43.61
FELICITYWBWed2.1/33.1/82.80
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCHWBFri1.9/31.0/32.75
RAISING DADWBFri1.9/31.0/32.72
GLORY DAYSWBMon2.0/31.1/32.68
MY GUIDE TO BECOMING A ROCK STARWBThu1.6/30.9/32.29
THE RANDOM YEARS-9:00PUPNTue1.2/20.9/22.04
THE RANDOM YEARS-9:30PUPNTue1.3/20.9/21.95
UNDER ONE ROOFUPNFri1.0/20.6/21.63
NO BOUNDARIESWBSun0.8/10.6/21.27

-NCAA Basketball (Thu, 8:00pm): 5.0/14 P25-54, 7.0/19 M25-54, 5.9/18 M18-49, 4.9/17 M18-34
-NCAA Basketball (Thu, 10:30pm): 4.9/14 P25-54, 6.9/19 M25-54, 6.0/18 M18-49, 5.2/17 M18-34
-NCAA Basketball (Fri, 8:00pm): 4.3/13 P25-54, 5.8/18 M25-54, 5.0/18 M18-49, 3.9/16 M18-34
-NCAA Basketball (Fri, 10:30pm): 5.6/16 P25-54, 7.6/22 M25-54, 6.3/21 M18-49, 5.1/20 M18-34
-NCAA Basketball (Sat, 8:00pm): 4.5/15 P25-54, 5.7/19 M25-54, 5.0/18 M18-49, 5.1/21 M18-34

Sports ratings outside of primetime:
ShowNetDayHHViewers
(millions)
NCAA BASKETBALL SUN 2CBSSun8.4/1713.083
NASCAR WINSTON CUPFOXSun6.2/1610.019
NCAA BASKETBALL SUN 1CBSSun6.0/148.908
NCAA BASKETBALL SAT 1CBSSat5.8/148.236
NBA: LAKERS/KINGSNBCSun3.3/64.622
NBA: CELTICS/PISTONSNBCSun2.2/63.069
MLS: CHICAGO/COLUMBUSABCSat0.8/21.115

Cable ratings (viewership):
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNN6.688
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNN6.314
SPONGEBOB-FRINICK4.553
OSBOURNESMTV4.301
SPONGEBOB-MONNICK4.159
REAL WORLD XIMTV4.151
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK4.144
CHALKZONE-FRINICK4.023
THE SHIELDFX4.005
SPONGEBOB-SUNNICK3.964
SPONGEBOB-SUNNICK3.923
SPONGEBOB-MONNICK3.838
ACADEMY AWARDS PRESHOWENT3.764
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.693
RUGRATS-SUNNICK3.678
PREMIUM CABLE
SIX FEET UNDERHBO4.428
SOPRANOS, THEHBO2.974
TAXICAB CONFESSIONS 2002HBO2.822
EXIT WOUNDSHBO2.818
REAL SEX XTRA: SIZE MATTERSHBO2.715

Cable ratings (households):
ShowNETDayHH
(millions)
HH
Rating
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNNMon4.5634.3
WWF ENTERTAINMENTTNNMon4.4084.2
REAL WORLD XIMTVTue3.2663.1
OSBOURNESMTVTue2.9962.8
SPONGEBOBNICKSun2.8462.7
SPONGEBOBNICKSun2.8232.7
THE SHIELDFXTue2.8072.7
ACADEMY AWARDS PRESHOWENSun2.7902.6
SPONGEBOBNICKSat2.6922.6
SPONGEBOBNICKFri2.6352.5
RUGRATSNICKSun2.5922.5
SPONGEBOBNICKSat2.5592.4
SPONGEBOBNICKMon2.4482.3
CHALKZONENICKFri2.4172.3
SPONGEBOBNICKMon2.4002.3
ROCKET POWERNICKFri2.3632.2
SPONGEBOBNICKThu2.3562.2
SPONGEBOBNICKThu2.3562.2
THE TROPHY WIFE'S SECRETLIFTue2.3472.2
HEY ARNOLDNICKSun2.3372.2
RUGRATSNICKMon2.3352.2
ROCKET POWERNICKMon2.2982.2
DEADLY MATRIMONY PT. 2LIFSun2.2942.2
HEY ARNOLDNICKSat2.2802.2
PREMIUM CABLE
SIX FEET UNDERHBOSun2.8962.7
REAL SEX XTRA: SIZE MATTERSHBO-2.2362.1
EXIT WOUNDSHBO-2.0251.9
SOPRANOS, THEHBO-1.9901.9
TAXICAB CONFESSIONS 2002HBO-1.9761.9

Cable 18-49:
ShowNetDay18-49
(000s)
WWF Entertainment TNNMon4018
WWF Entertainment TNNMon3593
Osbournes MTVTue3085
Real World XIMTVTue3036
The Shield FXTue2645
South Park CMDYWed2380
Academy Awards Preshow ENSun2369
South Park CMDYWed2270
The MatrixTNTSat1790
The MatrixTNTFri1662


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

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