Date: 4th October 2000

CBS Hails Season Opener

Meanwhile, CBS displayed a remarkable show of force on the first night of the new season Monday with the season debut of King of Queens (9.3/15) and the new sitcom Yes Dear (9.7/15).

But the stand-out winner was an hour-long season opener of Everybody Loves Raymond, which pulled a 14.5/21 and topped ABC's Monday Night Football (Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs), which averaged a 10.8/16 during the same hour.

In the 9:00 hour, CBS's Family Law tied MNF with a 10.5/17. The shows gave CBS a win for the night in both households and in adults 18-49, a rare feat for the network with non-reality programming.

Source: Studio Briefing