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Buoyed by the hit reality show American Idol, Fox jumped past ABC into third place among viewers last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It was the fifth time in six weeks Fox beat ABC.

The three most-watched prime-time programs on ABC were produced by the network's news division. The newsmagazines Primetime Thursday and 20/20 were in Nielsen's top 10. The news-based reality series State V., which follows criminal cases in Arizona, was next, tied for 40th.

Last week's most popular show, with just under 10-million viewers, was a rerun of CSI on CBS.

1. CSI, CBS, 9.4

2. Law & Order, NBC, 8.0

3. Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 7.8

4. Dateline-Tues., NBC, 7.6

5. 60 Minutes, CBS, 7.1

6. 48 Hours-Mon., CBS, 7.0

6. Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 7.0

8. Becker, CBS, 6.9

9. Primetime Thursday, ABC, 6.8

10. 20/20-Fri., ABC, 6.4

10. Dog Eat Dog, NBC, 6.4

12. CBS Sunday Movie: Emma's Wish, CBS, 6.2

12. Crime & Punishment, NBC, 6.2

14. 60 Minutes II, CBS, 6.0

14. American Idol-Tues., Fox, 6.0

14. Friends, NBC, 6.0

17. Big Brother 3-Wed., Wed. CBS, 5.9

18. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 5.8

19. Most Outrageous Game Show Moments, NBC, 5.7

19. Yes, Dear, CBS, 5.7

21. Dateline NBC-Sun., NBC, 5.6

22. American Idol-Wed., Fox 5.5

22. Crossing Jordan, NBC, 5.5

22. Dateline-Fri., NBC, 5.5

25. Agency, CBS, 5.4

25. Fear Factor, NBC, 5.4

25. King Of Queens, CBS, 5.4

25. West Wing, NBC, 5.4

29. Big Brother 3-Thur., CBS, 5.3

30. 48 Hours-Wed., CBS, 5.2

30. Simpsons-8:30 p.m., Fox, 5.2

30. Will & Grace, NBC, 5.2

_ Times wires

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