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Even though the Baltimore Ravens’ lopsided 34-7 victory over the New York Giants resulted in one of the lowest-rated Super Bowls in the last decade, Sunday was super for CBS. The contest still drew 84.3 million viewers, and the new-and-improved half-time show — produced by MTV and featuring ‘N Sync, Aerosmith, Nelly, Mary J. Blige, and Britney Spears — actually outscored the game’s average audience by about 2 million viewers. The football lead-in also helped Survivor: The Australian Outback kick off with a whopping 45.4 million viewers, making it the second-biggest post-Bowl show in at least 14 years, behind NBC’s Friends in 1996. Gosh, wonder what would happen if these shows ever went head-to-head …

TOP 15 PRIME TIME JAN. 22-28 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK 1 84.3 FOOTBALL: SUPER BOWL CBS, Sunday, 6:26 p.m. — 2 45.4 SURVIVOR: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK CBS, Sunday, 10:17p.m. — 3 19.7 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 2 4 18.8 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 10 5 18.6 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 6 18.5 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 7 7 18.0 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 22 8 16.8 TEMPTATION ISLAND Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 9 16.8 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 6 10 16.6 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 16 11 16.0 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 14 12 15.5 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 13 13 15.2 LAW & ORDER: Special victims unit NBC, Friday, 10p.m. 23 15.2 NYPD BLUE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 21 15 15.1 THE WEBER SHOW NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 29

TOP 15 PRIME TIME JAN. 15-21

1 22.5 THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. — 2 20.8 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 3 3 19.8 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 9 4 18.9 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 5 5 18.7 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 14 6 18.4 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 19 7 18.2 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 6 8 17.9 FRASIER NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 9 9 17.6 TEMPTATION ISLAND Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 19 10 17.4 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 2 11 15.9 CSI (R) CBS, Friday, 9 p.m. 13 12 15.8 THREE SISTERS NBC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 17 13 15.7 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 7 14 15.6 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 1 15 15.4 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 27

*IN MILLIONS SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH