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THE RATINGS

SECOND ‘WATCH’

America was Watching Ellie (36th), indeed — 9.8 million viewers tuned in for the premiere of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ revamped NBC comedy. The Seinfeld alum kept about 98 percent of the audience from lead-in special The Great Women of Television Comedy (33rd) and trounced competing ABC dud Lost at Home (62nd). But even without the real-time format, Ellie’s second-season debut couldn’t beat Fox’s real-time drama, 24 (21st), which continues to enjoy the American Idol (1st) halo. Season finales for Scrubs (9th) and Good Morning, Miami (15th), along with a special Law & Order (6th) subbing for ER, helped NBC dominate Thursday, while Easter Sunday audiences flocked to NBC’s Bob Hope tribute (18th). And while UPN’s new series Platinum saw a glimmer of hope in its Monday sneak preview (92nd), its regular-slot debut on Tuesday (104th) was less than sterling.

TOP 30 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 20.0 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 2 19.1 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 1 3 18.3 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 8 4 18.1 AMERICAN IDOL Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 3 5 17.7 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. — 6 15.5 LAW & ORDER NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. — 7 14.9 CSI: MIAMI CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. — 8 14.8 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 9 9 14.7 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9:01 p.m. 25 14.7 SCRUBS NBC, Thursday, 8:33 p.m. 19 11 14.5 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 24 12 14.2 SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 4 13 14.1 STILL STANDING CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. — 14 13.7 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. — 15 13.2 GOOD MORNING, MIAMI NBC, Thursday, 9:31 p.m. 34 13.2 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 17 17 13.0 THE BERNIE MAC SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 9:01 p.m. 12 18 12.6 100 YEARS OF HOPE & HUMOR NBC, Sunday, 7 p.m. — 19 12.2 KING OF QUEENS CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 33 20 12.1 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 56 21 11.8 24 Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 22 22 11.7 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 6 23 11.5 THE BACHELOR ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 26 24 11.4 BOOMTOWN NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 43 25 11.3 WANDA AT LARGE Fox, Wednesday, 9:31 p.m. 14 26 11.0 DATELINE NBC NBC, Friday, 9 p.m. — 27 10.9 THIRD WATCH NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 11 28 10.8 MOVIE: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ABC, Sunday, 7 p.m. — 29 10.7 NYPD BLUE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 29 30 10.5 THAT ’70S SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 26