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TIGER'S GRRREAT!

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THE RATINGS

TIGER’S GRRREAT!

ABC’s live coverage of the Tiger Woods-David Duval 18-hole showdown (17th) shot well above ratings par, nabbing a summer-hefty 9.7 million viewers and finishing first in its time slot, leaving the premiere of CBS’ Plymouth Rock sitcom Thanks (44th) groveling in second with 7.6 million viewers. In other sporting news, Fox fumbled its broadcast of the American Bowl ’99 (73rd); the exhibition football game, in which the San Diego Chargers took on the Denver Broncos, settled for a weak 5.8 million viewers. Fox didn’t exactly burn up the charts with its Best of Woodstock 99 special (84th), either, which drew a quiet crowd of 4.9 million viewers.

TOP 30 VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 13.4 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 4 2 12.8 FRASIER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 2 3 12.3 FRASIER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 6 4 12.1 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 4 5 11.9 MOVIE: STOLEN WOMEN, CAPTURED HEARTS (R) CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. — 6 11.6 MOVIE: STEVE MARTINI’S UNDUE INFLUENCE, PART 2 (R) CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 7 11.5 JUST SHOOT ME (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. — 8 11.4 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (R) CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 6 9 10.7 48 HOURS (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 23 10 10.3 BECKER (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 10 10.3 60 MINUTES II CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 23 12 10.2 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 6 13 10.1 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 1 14 9.9 DATELINE NBC NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 12 9.9 JESSE (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 14 16 9.8 MOVIE: ON DEADLY GROUND (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. — 17 9.7 MOTOROLA SHOWDOWN AT SHERWOOD: DUVAL VS. WOODS ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. — 18 9.4 48 HOURS CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 31 19 9.3 DATELINE NBC NBC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 11 20 9.2 WALKER, TEXAS RANGER (R) CBS, Saturday, 10 p.m. 40 21 9.1 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 15 22 9.0 MAD ABOUT YOU (R) NBC, Thursday, 10:30 p.m. — 23 8.8 20/20 ABC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 19 8.8 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 17 25 8.7 THE DREW CAREY SHOW (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 31 8.7 JAG (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 29 8.7 NASH BRIDGES (R) CBS, Friday, 10 p.m. 20 8.7 WORLD’S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (R) NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 21 29 8.6 DATELINE NBC NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. 21 8.6 WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 27

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF AUG. 2-8, 1999 (R) RERUN SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH