Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

THE RATINGS

Posted on

GRECIAN FORMULA

CBS can break out the ouzo. More than 22 million Nia Vardalos lovers gave record-breaking oomph to the small-screen premiere of My Big Fat Greek Life (1st, 15th), which was the network’s most watched sitcom debut since Cosby in 1996. Greek squashed the second half of Joe Millionaire: The Aftermath (7th) by a hefty margin of 3.4 million viewers and helped Monday-night mate Yes, Dear (19th) score its best ratings of the past year. Greek remained on top in its regular Sunday-night time slot and even gave burnout Becker (30th) a boost. Battle of the sexes Survivor: The Amazon (3rd) picked up steam while the war-weary masses fled from ABC’s Profiles From the Front Line (90th). And even the Boss has a bad night every so often: Bruce Springsteen’s CBS concert was only seven slots higher than the debut of former Fox dweller Grounded for Life (101st) on The WB.

TOP 30 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 22.9 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 22.9 MY BIG FAT GREEK LIFE CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. — 3 22.4 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 7 4 22.2 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 5 20.0 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 9 6 19.6 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 8 7 19.5 JOE MILLIONAIRE: THE AFTERMATH Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. — 8 19.1 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10:01 p.m. 12 9 18.8 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 14 10 17.5 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 10 11 17.3 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. — 12 17.1 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:31 p.m. 18 17.1 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 67 14 16.8 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 21 15 16.6 MY BIG FAT GREEK LIFE CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. — 16 16.3 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 16 17 15.8 JAG CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 20 18 15.6 FEAR FACTOR NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 39 19 15.4 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 31 20 14.8 THE KING OF QUEENS CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 25 21 14.6 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 22 14.6 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. — 23 14.0 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 35 24 13.9 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. — 25 13.8 THE GUARDIAN CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 25 26 13.7 DATELINE NBC NBC, Friday, 9 p.m. 53 27 13.5 SCRUBS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. 27 28 13.1 STAR SEARCH CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 44 13.1 FRASIER NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 33 30 13.0 BECKER CBS, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. —