Call it the great network divide. The just-concluded 2001-02 season developed into a battle between the haves and have-nots, with NBC and CBS combining to claim the season's 20 most popular…
NBC put an exclamation point on another impressive May sweeps performance Wednesday, while the netlets -- especially UPN -- also wrapped up strong months and seasons.
There was no big ratings payoff for Fox drama "24" on the final Tuesday of the season, although it topped its drama competition in key demos.
"Ally" rallied in its finale, but CBS was the biggest draw on the final Monday of the season, boosted by finales for its top comedies.
NBC notched another weekly victory in primetime, as the season finales of its Thursday juggernauts proved too much for the competish.
"Survivor: Marquesas" emerged a winning warrior on Sunday, fending off tough and varied competition and helping CBS to easily win the night.
Despite a quartet of short second-round series, the NBA playoffs on NBC are running even with last season in the ratings.
And just imagine the numbers for next year's series finale. NBC's "Friends" wrapped its strongest season in five years Thursday with Rachel Greene's 12-months-in-the-making pregnancy giving birth to…
CBS' "The Amazing Race" crossed the finish line with a flourish on Wednesday, ranking as the night's top program among the youngest of adults.
NBC is making it look easy in the key demographic races of the May sweep, topping its rivals by considerable margins for a second straight week.
Maybe the miniseries isn't extinct. "Dinotopia," ABC's big gun for the May sweep, was living large in the ratings Sunday night, towering in its two-hour block in adults 18-49 and total viewers.