Survivor The Most Watched Show Of The Week Ending 2/4/2001
By Reality TV World staff, 02/11/2001
Survivor: The Australian Outback" won the most viewers last week despite narrowly losing to "ER" in household ratings.
Nielsen Media Research said "ER" drew a 17.9 household rating which counts the number of television sets tuned to a given program. The number was 17.4 for "Survivor." However, 2.5 million fewer people actually watched "ER." A total of 29 million people saw "Survivor," Nielsen said.
Nielsen explains the discrepancy by saying more people gather around the average TV set at 8 p.m. EST, when CBS's "Survivor" airs, than are watching when NBC's drama begins two hours later.