Date: 8th November 2000

NBC Wins The Other Vote Count

NBC won the first week of the November sweeps last week, thanks primarily to the continued strength of its Thursday night powerhouse and its Wednesday night drama The West Wing. The network averaged a 9.0 rating for the week and a 14 share. ABC followed in second place with an 8.5/14, its numbers continuing to be bolstered by its four Who Wants to Be a Millionaire offerings, three of which wound up in the top ten. CBS followed closely in third place with an 8.4/14, while Fox trailed among the Big 4 networks with a 6.7/11

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. E.R. NBC, 18.1/29;
2. Friends, NBC, 15.2/24;
3. Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 13.9/20;
3. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Wednesday), ABC, 13.9/22;
5. NFL Monday Night Football: Tennessee Titans-Washington Redskins, ABC, 13.8/23;
6. Will & Grace, NBC, 13.0/19;
7. Millionaire (Tuesday), ABC, 12.8/210.;
8. West Wing, NBC, 12.7/19;
9. Millionaire (Sunday), ABC, 12.5/18;
9. The Practice, ABC, 12.5/20.

Source: Studio Briefing