Date: 22nd November 2000

Must-See-TV And Millionaire Dominate Ratings

The Nielsen top-ten for last week was comprised of NBC's Thursday-night line-up (five shows), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (four shows) and CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond and NBC's Law and Order.

Although news reports continue to observe that ratings for Millionaire have slipped significantly this season, they were nevertheless good enough to boost ABC to the top spot for the week again with a 9.9 average rating and a 16 share. (Today's -- Wednesday -- Washington Post observes that the Millionaire ratings last week were a third lower than those for four celebrity Millionaire editions broadcast last May.) NBC was second with a 9.3/15, followed by CBS with an 8.5/13 and Fox with a 6.3/10.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. E.R. NBC, 20.8/33; 2. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Tuesday), ABC, 16.4/25; 3. Millionaire (Wednesday), ABC, 16.3/25; 4. Friends, NBC, 15.7/25; 5. Will & Grace, NBC, 14.8/22; 6. Millionaire (Sunday), ABC, 14.5/21; 7. Millionaire (Thursday), ABC, 14.2/21; 8. Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 13.9/20; 9. Just Shoot Me, NBC, 13.7/20; 10. Law and Order, NBC, 12.9/21.

Source: Studio Briefing