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“Law & Order” Gives NBC Wednesday Win
Thu, Jan 20, 2000 07:43 AM PST

LOS ANGELES ( – Overnight Metered Market Ratings for Wednesday, January 19, 2000.

NBC won Wednesday night (January 19) in the overnight-metered markets by a hair, averaging a 9.7 rating/14 share (8.8/13) thanks to “Law & Order.” CBS came in a close second with a 9.2/14 (9.4/14), with high scores from its Wednesday movie, “Murder in the Mirror.” ABC stepped down into third place with an 8.9/13 (14.2/21), thanks to “The Drew Carey Show” and “20/20.” FOX pulled up in fourth place with a 5.4/8 (5.0/7), getting a boost from the long-standing “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The WB grabbed fifth place with a 4.0/6 (3.5/5), while UPN grabbed took sixth with a 3.7/6 (4.1/6).

NBC started off the night with a special episode of the revived game show, “Twenty One,” which grabbed a 10.3/15 in the 8 p.m. hour (last week, “Dateline,” 4.9/7). A new “The West Wing” at 9 p.m. brought an 8.3/12 (10.5/16). The political drama was followed by an encore “Law & Order,” which raked in a 10.5/17 (11.1/18).

CBS led off Wednesday with an encore airing of the “City of Angels” premiere, which nabbed a 7.3/11 at 8 p.m. (last week, “JAG,” 6.4/10). At 9 p.m., the CBS Wednesday night movie, “Murder in the Mirror” crept up for a 10.1/15, peaking at 10 p.m. with a 10.2/15 (last week, “A Father’s Choice” averaged an 11.0/17).

ABC led off the night with “Two Guys and A Girl,” taking a 7.9/12. It was followed by “Norm” at 8:30 with a 7.1/11 (last week “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire,” 20.4/31). “The Drew Carey Show” followed at 9 p.m., grabbing a 9.8/14 (13.8/20). A repeat episode of “Spin City” at 9:30 scored a 9.0/13(11.4/17). And “20/20” averaged a 9.8/16 (9.8/16) at 10 p.m., taking the net’s top scores.

FOX started the night with “Beverly Hills, 90210,” which logged a 6.5/10 (6.2/9). “…90210” was followed by “Get Real” at 9 p.m., taking a 4.3/6 (4.0/6).

“Dawson’s Creek” began the night for The WB, grabbing a 4.2/6 (3.9/6). It was followed by the teen alien drama “Roswell,” which garnered a 3.9/6 (3.1/5).

UPN filled the primetime hours with “7 Days,” pulling a 3.0/5 (3.8/6). “Star Trek Voyager” followed at 9 p.m., nabbing a 4.5/7 (4.4/7).