-- In a week when people worried more about holiday celebrating than television viewing, CBS rode its "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" franchise to a ratings victory. Two repeat episodes shown Thursday were among the three most-watched prime-time programs of the week, according to Nielsen Media Research. The spinoff, "CSI: Miami," hit Nielsen's top 10.
In a Sunday night movie clash, a classic musical trumped action and comedy. ABC drew 11.5 million viewers to "The Sound of Music," while "You've Got Mail" on CBS and "Die Hard With a Vengeance" on Fox both had audiences of 10.3 million at the same time.
For the week, CBS averaged 9.9 million viewers. ABC was second with 8.3 million viewers, NBC had 8.2 million, Fox had 7.1 million, UPN and WB both had 2.9 million, and Pax TV had 1.1 million.
The week's 10 most watched programs, in order: CBS's "CSI"; ABC's "Monday Night Football"; CBS's additional 8 p.m. Thursday broadcast of "CSI," and "Everybody Loves Raymond"; NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" and "Friends"; CBS's "Without a Trace" and "CSI: Miami"; ABC's Sunday broadcast of "The Sound of Music"; and CBS's "Still Standing."