Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Feb. 23-29. Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An “X” in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (X) “Academy Awards,” ABC, 43.5 million viewers.

2. (1) “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 28 million viewers.

3. (X) “Countdown to Oscars 2004,” ABC, 27.7 million viewers.

4. (2) “American Idol” (Tuesday), Fox, 26.6 million viewers.

5. (3) “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 23 million viewers.

6. (4) “Friends,” NBC, 22.8 million viewers.

7. (5) “Survivor: All-Stars,” CBS, 22.2 million viewers.

8. (6) “ER,” NBC, 21.9 million viewers.

9. (16) “My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance,” Fox, 21 million viewers.

10. (9) “CSI: Miami,” CBS, 20.3 million viewers.

11. (8) “The Apprentice,” NBC, 20 million viewers.

12. (14) “Will & Grace,” NBC, 18.1 million viewers.

13. (11) “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS, 17.8 million viewers.

14. (12) “Without a Trace,” CBS, 17 million viewers.

15. (13) “Law & Order,” NBC, 16.7 million viewers.

16. (15) “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 16.5 million viewers.

17. (27) “Fear Factor,” NBC, 14.9 million viewers.

18. (21) “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” NBC, 14.4 million viewers.

19. (34) “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 13.5 million viewers.

20. (X) “Barbara Walters Special,” ABC, 13.5 million viewers.

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