Date: 16th October 2000

Friday's Ratings

Interest in the baseball playoffs surged on Friday, keeping NBC on top for a second night in a row with a 9.7/17.

CBS, however, showed strength with the second episode of The Fugitive producing a 7.8/14 (down from a 9.1/16 last week) and C.S.I. actually outhitting baseball with a 10.1/17 in the 9:00 p.m. hour (last week: 11.3/19). Nash Bridges followed at 10:00 p.m. with an 8.6/14.

Seeming to justify ABC's new deal with Barbara Walters, her 20/20 news magazine, featuring a report on the state-supported drugging of East German athletes in the 1970s, earned a 9.7/17, double the ratings of the network's Two Guys and a Girl, The Trouble With Normal, and Madigan Men, which preceded it.

Source: Studio Briefing