Date: 7th September 2000

Millionaire Back On Top

With Survivor out of the picture, the three weekly episodes of ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire each moved up a notch in the ratings last week, occupying the top three spots on the Nielsen list. Surprisingly, ABC was also helped by the debut of a highly lauded medical documentary series, Hopkins 24/7, about the operations of the famed Johns Hopkins hospital, which landed in fifth place. ABC easily won the week with a 6.5 rating and a 12 share. CBS dropped to second place with a 5.9/11, followed by NBC with a 5.8/10. Fox finished fourth with a 4.2/7.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Tuesday), ABC, 14.6/25; 2. Millionaire (Thursday), ABC, 13.7/22; 3. Millionaire (Sunday), ABC, 11.9/210.; 4. Law and Order, NBC, 9.2/16; 5. Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 8.8/14; 5. Hopkins 24/7, ABC, 8.8/15; 7. Law and Order (Monday), NBC, 8.4/13; 8. Dharma & Greg, ABC, 8.2/13; 9. 60 Minutes, CBS, 7.9/15; 9. Becker, CBS, 7.9/13.0.

Source: Studio Briefing