By EW Staff
March 30, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

In the Wednesday night cop versus cop showdown, the winner so far is ABC: Denis Leary’s new crime comedy The Job (42nd) took a hefty bite out of CBS’ ratings-rotten Big Apple (50th), which was moved to midweek with Survivor (1st) to make room for NCAA basketball (71st). Even with the outbackers out of the way, NBC’s returning The Weber Show (11th) lost 4 million viewers from its Friends (3rd) lead-in. A Sunday-night influx of classic TV stars gave ABC’s Millionaire (2nd) an unexpected boost, while Fox’s The Lone Gunmen (82nd) hit new lows in its first Friday outing. On a more upbeat note, crossing plotlines with The Practice (4th) made perfect for Andre Braugher’s struggling ABC medical drama Gideon’s Crossing (20th).

TOP 30 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK 1 28.5 SURVIVOR: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. — 2 21.3 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 6 3 20.8 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 22 4 19.7 THE PRACTICE ABC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 4 5 18.7 LAW & ORDER NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 14 6 17.3 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 5 7 17.2 THE WEST WING NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 19 8 16.9 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 7 9 16.8 WILL & GRACE NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 31 10 16.3 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 9 11 16.2 THE WEBER SHOW NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. — 12 15.7 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ABC, Friday, 9 p.m. 12 13 15.4 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 13 14 14.7 JUST SHOOT ME NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 39 15 14.6 YES, DEAR CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 34 16 14.3 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 10 14.3 NYPD BLUE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 17 18 13.9 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 25 19 13.8 PROVIDENCE NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. 72 20 13.6 GIDEON’S CROSSING ABC, Monday, 10 p.m. 68 21 13.5 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 30 22 13.4 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 16 13.4 JAG CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 56 24 13.0 WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ABC, Sunday, 7 p.m. — 25 12.9 MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (R) Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. 14 26 12.8 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 29 27 12.5 MOVIE: COLUMBO ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. — 28 12.3 PRIMETIME THURSDAY ABC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 27 12.3 DHARMA & GREG ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 47 30 12.1 FRASIER (R) NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 8

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2001 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

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