THE RATINGS

By EW Staff
October 04, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

‘8’ IS ENOUGH

His TV daughters may not agree, but America thinks John Ritter rules. The premiere of the funnyman’s family-friendly ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules… (4th) bested Fox’s That ’70s Show (22nd) and helped ABC win the night in total viewers. Lead-out Life With Bonnie (5th) also scored, while ABC’s mystery Push, Nevada (14th, 44th, 69th) faded fast over three airings. Conan O’Brien helped NBC’s pre-premiere-week numbers by luring 20 million viewers for the 54th Annual Emmy Awards (2nd), making the show 17 percent more popular than last year’s. Fox had mixed results on Friday: Joss Whedon’s sci-fi Western Firefly (63rd) floundered, but 9.8 million folks tuned in to meet John Doe (26th). Over at CBS, the games began again with Survivor: Thailand (1st), which debuted with 23 million immunity-addicted fans.

TOP 30 LAST VIEWERS* WEEK

1 23.0 SURVIVOR: THAILAND CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. — 2 20.0 54TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. — 3 17.8 FOOTBALL: EAGLES VS. REDSKINS ABC, Monday, 9:07 p.m. — 4 17.3 8 SIMPLE RULES… ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. — 5 16.1 LIFE WITH BONNIE ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. — 6 14.9 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. — 7 14.6 BIG BROTHER 3 CBS, Thursday, 9:01 p.m. — 8 14.0 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 3 9 13.5 CSI (R) CBS, Monday, 9:59 p.m. 4 10 13.3 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 2 11 13.2 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 10 12 12.5 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 23 13 12.1 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 7 14 12.0 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 48 12.0 MISS AMERICA ABC, Saturday, 8 p.m. — 12.0 PUSH, NEVADA ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. — 17 11.3 MY WIFE AND KIDS (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 18 10.7 BECKER (R) CBS, Monday, 9:29 p.m. 6 19 10.4 CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER PRESENTS Fox, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. — 20 10.3 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 19 21 10.2 THE BERNIE MAC SHOW Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. — 22 10.0 THAT ’70S SHOW Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 37 10.0 FASTLANE Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 24 9.9 THE COSBY SHOW: A LOOK BACK (R) NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. — 9.9 YES, DEAR (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 16 26 9.8 JOHN DOE Fox, Friday, 9 p.m. — 27 9.5 MY WIFE AND KIDS (R) ABC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. — 9.5 THE WEST WING (R) NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 29 9.4 BIG BROTHER 3 CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. — 9.4 CHRISTOPHER REEVE SPECIAL ABC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. —

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF SEPT. 16-22, 2002 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

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