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DEBBIE DOES TV

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It seems Fame (12th) just may live forever–or at least through the summer; the premiere of the Debbie Allen-produced talent show helped NBC dominate Wednesday night. Its lead-out, a rerun of Law & Order (3rd), locked up even more viewers but couldn’t beat an old episode of 48 Hours Investigates (2nd) on CBS. (Yep, it’s summer.) In other premiere news, CBS’ Amazing Race 4 (16th) chased down a sizable Thursday audience, NBC’s Crime & Punishment (19th) got away with a decent Sunday debut, and Dog Eat Dog (26th) helped NBC win Tuesday by a hair. UPN’s America’s Next Top Model (86th) improved in its second week, attracting more viewers than The WB’s competing Smallville rerun (87th). Fox, meanwhile, got a reality check on Thursday, with Stupid Behavior Caught on Tape (67th) and the burn-off series 30 Seconds to Fame (68th) floundering against Must See repeats.

TOP 30 VIEWERS* LAST WEEK 1 13.3 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. — 2 12.2 48 HOURS INVESTIGATES (R) CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. — 3 12.0 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 6 4 11.9 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 4 5 11.6 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. — 6 11.3 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 26 7 11.0 MOVIE: A TIME TO KILL CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. — 8 10.9 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 30 10.9 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 39 10 10.8 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. — 10.8 FRASIER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 29 12 10.6 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 14 10.6 FAME NBC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. — 14 10.5 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 15 10.3 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (R) ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 36 16 9.9 THE AMAZING RACE 4 CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. — 17 9.8 FUNNY FLUBS & SCREW-UPS CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. — 18 9.7 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 22 19 9.6 CRIME & PUNISHMENT NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. — 20 9.5 YES, DEAR (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 19 9.5 STILL STANDING (R) CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. — 9.5 MOVIE: THE HORSE WHISPERER ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. — 23 9.3 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 16 24 9.1 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 51 25 9.0 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. — 26 8.8 DOG EAT DOG NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. — 8.8 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 31 28 8.5 DATELINE NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. 40 8.5 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK Fox, Saturday, 9 p.m. 45 30 8.4 ACCORDING TO JIM (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. — * IN MILLIONS WEEK OF MAY 26–JUNE 1, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH