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Friends slams Survivor

CBS's third Survivor slipped in its second week, as NBC scored another
monster Thursday in prime time ratings.

Survivor: Africa drew a 7.9 rating, 20 share among adults 18-49 in
Nielsen national numbers, compared to a 10.3 rating for its opening episode
last week.

Survivor pulled 19.6 million viewers, topped by Friends with 25.6
million viewers and an 12.2/32 in its half-hour.

NBC rookie Inside Schwartz followed with 15 million viewers and a

E.R. wrapped the night for NBC with 26.7 million viewers and a

That undermined rookie CBS CIA drama The Agency, which drew 9
million viewers and a 3.3/8.

CBS's C.S.I. drew 23 million viewers and an 8.7/21, topping Will
& Grace
, with 16.3 million viewers and an 8.4/20, and Just Shoot
, with 13.8 million viewers and a 7.1/17. - Richard Tedesco