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HOLLYWOOD — And on the sixth day, they rested their remotes.

Saturday remains the loneliest night of the week for viewers of broadcast television, and nothing this fall appears capable of changing that.

The nets will continue to play it safe on the night, opting for movies, B-level dramas and reality granddaddies “Cops” and “America’s Most Wanted.”

No new series bows on Saturdays this fall, but a couple of hanging-by-a-thread sophomore skeins — CBS’ “Hack” and ABC’s “Dragnet” — have relocated here in an attempt to find an audience.

It’s programming like this that has dropped ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to a combined 33 share of the Saturday adults 18-49 audience, according to Nielsen figures for the 2002-03 season. (Mercifully, UPN and the WB haven’t yet attempted to program the night.)

Fox, with an assist from two World Series games and an NFL playoff contest, easily led Saturday with a 3.3 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, a 3.6/10 in adults 25-54 and 9 million viewers overall. It was followed in 18-49 by ABC (2.7/8), NBC (2.4/7) and CBS (2.2/7).

On this night, you can’t draw a huge crowd — but you can’t get killed either. This is why, unless one net comes up with a lineup that picks up a head of steam, none of the others is going to break a sweat worrying about it.

ABC is trying to improve its Saturday standing by moving the “Wonderful World of Disney” franchise from Sunday and closing out the night with “Dragnet,” which has made wholesale thesp changes and been redubbed “L.A. Dragnet.”

Expect to see theatricals like “Remember the Titans” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” mixed in with originals including “Phenomenon 2” (based on the feature) and “Eloise at Christmastime.”

While “L.A. Dragnet” isn’t a good match with the Disney movie, perhaps parents can stay up for the cop show after tucking the tykes in bed.

As ABC Entertainment co-prexy Lloyd Braun says, Saturday is a good night “to incubate” the show, which underwhelmed on Sundays last season. Net wants to stay in biz with Dick Wolf, and is hopeful his latest show can grow opposite weak competish.

CBS is hoping to save “Hack,” too, as the drama faded after a solid start. Net would like to see the show lighten up a bit, and that’s a good idea since the vigilante cabbie series was among the darkest on television.

Overall, the Eye lineup of crime in the nation’s capital (“The District”), crime on the streets of Philadelphia (“Hack”) and crime in the family (“48 Hours Investigates”) is a far cry from its “Night of Heroes” of about five years ago when “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Early Edition” were riding high.

Saturday should be a night that plays into CBS’ strengths (middle America, older viewers) but the net has lost its way since “Walker” rode off into the sunset. This current lineup isn’t going to scare any of the Eye’s rivals.

NBC attempted Saturday series midway through last season with a “Hunter” revival and the unscripted “Meet My Folks,” but then quickly retreated when neither worked.

This fall, the net returns to its roster of theatricals (“Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Mickey Blue Eyes” among them) and will probably try series at some point during the season.

And if all else fails, there are always “Law & Order” repeats.

Bottom line

ABC might have the right idea in moving “Disney” here, and “L.A. Dragnet” could be a sleeper, but it’s probably not enough to carry the Alphabet past Fox’s staples.

The Murdoch net will win in 18-49 and 25-54, with ABC a close second and a possible leader in 12-34.