He might have been eclipsed by "Survivor" and "Friends," but at least President Bush boosted viewership for ABC on a Thursday.
CBS was the most-watched net Monday, a night that saw all six broadcasters have something to cheer about.
Sunday, bloody Sunday. With Fox's Sunday lineup finally hitting the air for the first time this season, the night's key 9 o'clock hour is shaping up to be a pivotal battleground.
A pair of specials teamed with some red-hot series last week to lift CBS to a victory in total viewers and its most competitive demo finish of the season.
Viewers turned out for a good mix of programming on the broadcast nets Sunday, with ABC's "Saving Private Ryan," CBS' "I Love Lucy" spec and the premiere of Fox's comedies all drawing big audiences.
NBC continued its mastery of Thursday and Friday night, pulling the net closer to Fox for the November sweeps lead.
Americans turned out in big numbers for the red-white-and-blue of the "Country Music Assn. Awards" on Wednesday, helping CBS wrap the opening week of sweeps a winner. Elsewhere, NBC prevailed in…
Universal critical admiration, unrelenting on-air promotion and a virtually unprecedented TV Guide cover before it even bowed had most believing "24" would bolt out of the gate. It didn't. Fox's…
Viewers continue to love "Raymond," but football put ABC on top on the first Monday of the sweep.
Fox is back in the game. Thanks to a thrilling World Series, the Murdoch net dominated its competition last week and now is positioned to challenge NBC for some sweep and seasonal demo crowns.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%