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LOS ANGELES TIMES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2000 F13oc CHANNELS Lot Angeles EB KVEA (Tele) 23 Orange County 03 KDOC lira).) 56 BKCBSICBSI02 BJKJLAlnd )25 II KNBC (NBC) 04 S3 KLCS (Edu.) 1 7 0 KTLA (WB 05 IS KRCA (Ind.) 20 flKABC(ABC)07 Palm Springs OKCAL(lnd.)09 JftKMIR (NBC) 04 fflKTWIFoxlH i2KESQ(ABC7, EKCOPIUPNIU 25 ES I31KEYT(ABC07 SD KPXN (PAX) 30 San Bernardino Kilt Wfttl l MAI JU B3KMtXUni.)14 KVCR (PBSI 24 CD KTBN (Ind ) 40 Ventura County ED KOCE (PBS) 50 S3 KADY (UPN) 16 Cable Services A&E 39 ESPN 34 MTV 48 AMC 35 ESPN2 84 NICK 38 BET 57 FAM 47 SCI-FI 87 BRVO 54 FNC 91 SHOW 41 CNBC 31 rcu 27 TOS 43 COM 79 KN, rg TCM 88 CSPN 29 pi pq TIC 51 CMAX 45 TMC 58 CNN 42 ""J TNN 49 DSC 37 HIST 30 TNT 52 DISN 53 UFE 46 USA 44 El 63 MSNBC 90 VH1 62 Use numbers after call letters to set VCR Plus. Where there are two numbers, repeat the procedure. (R) in the grid, denotes a repeat program. TV RATINGS ITVY) All Children (TVY7) Directed to Older Children (TVY7-fV) Directed to Older Children; FantasyAiolence (TVG) General Audience (TVPGI Parental Guidance (TV1 4) Parents Strongly Cautioned (TVMA) Mature Audiences Only ID) Suggestive Dialogue (L) Coarse Language (S Sex (V) Violence Movie Rating A CLASSIC FIRST RATE FLAWED: HAS MOMENTS DESPERATION TIME Morning 7:00 a.m. fl KCBS The Early Show 40649 a KNBCi36i KMIR Today 31945 EI KTLA News 88823 D KABCI3I KEYTI42) KESQ Good Morning America 73991 ED KTTV Good Day L A 26007 m KC0P63) KADY Doug 90151 m KWHV Bizbirije 38533 I24I KVCR I Remember Television BD KCET Barney (TVY)IR) 72945 B3 KPXN Employment Television B3 KMEX jDespierta America! m KTBN Rod Parsley US KVEA iAy, Monstruos!; jOye Arnold! (7:15) EH KJLA Richard Saxton (TVG) BD KLCS Learning English 03 KRCA Nubeluz ITVY) 51303 A&E Leonardo da Vinci ... (TVG) BET Morning Moves CNBC Market Watch 16303 CSPN U.S. House of Representatives 170552 DISN Madeline (TVY) El E! News Daily 323649 ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Kiana's Flex Appeal FAM New Addams Family (TVG) FSN National Sports Report FSN2 Gilad's Bodies in Motion FX MASH (TVPGI HBO The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (TVY) HIST Year by Year for Kids (TVY7) LIFE Oenise Austin's Fit & Lite MSNBC Morning Line NICK CatDog 709939 SCI-H Sightings (TVG) TBS Little House on the Prairie TCM "Romeo and Juliet" '36 2hr06 2772668 TLCPappyland(TVY) TNT CHiPs (TVPG) VH1 Back to Back Videos (TVPG) 7:30 a.m. EB KCOP 31 KADY Sabrina, the Animated Series 95216 ITJ3 KSCIIran-Sima(Farsi) 72842 BD KCET Zoboomafoo 88552 QD KTBN Marilyn Hickey Rosenberg: All Continued from Fl to withdraw support from Dr. Laura's planned TV series Proctor & Gamble is one of the major sponsors that has buckled so far and her syndicated radio show, which reaches an estimated 18 million listeners. Many homosexuals took it personally when she declared on the air that they were "deviants" and "biological errors." When she later tried to backtrack, saying she used those definitions "in a clinical context," she made gays and lesbians sound like microbes under glass. Left to her own devices, in other words, Dr. Laura inevitably impales herself on her own spiked-blather. As when she informed CNN's Larry King recently that it's "criminal and immoral" for a woman to intentionally bring a child into the world "with no father." Just criminal? Just immoral? Why not just go ahead and call these single mothers Satanic? Or deviant? Or biologically errant? Every time I tune in Mistress Laura, she's in dominatrix mode, lecturing or cutting off in mid-sentence a pathetic caller (probably wearing handcuffs and a leather hood) who later ends up thanking her for receiving the whipping she administers. No question, she is a piece of work. Which is no reason, however, to bar her from the airwaves, one of the few places on the planet where being deviant and biologically errant can land you an acre in Bel-Air. Not that her fellow Americans aren't entitled to peacefully protest her opinions by pressuring sponsors, stations and Paramount to shun her. Just as protest movements of all shades from civil rights groups to the Catholic Church to the Moral Majority to the Parents Television Council-have wielded boycotts on behalf of altering the course of broadcast- TODAY ON TV ED KOCE America Sews EB KVEA Aventuras en Panales E3 KDOC Hollywood Plaza 3) KJLA Mike Russell (TVG) ED KLCS Dragon Tales 74200 m KRCA Ah! Que Kiko 67910 CMAX "Nothing but Trouble" '91 (PG-13)1hr34 540200 DISN Bear in Big Blue House (TVY) El Talk Soup (TVPG-DI 335484 ESPN2 BodyShaping FAM Angela Anaconda (TVY7) FNC NewsQuinn FSN2 The Method FX MASH (TVPG) HBO Babar(TVY) HIST Inspector Gadget's Field Trip LIFE Denise Austin's Daily Workout NICK Hey Arnold! 884674 SHOW "Malaika" '99 1hr33 4868945 TLC Rory's Place (TVY) TMC "The Cellar" '90(PG-13 1 hr26 85365620 (7:50) 133 KLCS Reading: Basic to Success A&E Night Court BETVideolink BRVO Moonlighting CMAX "Mixing Nia'"98 1hr33 241026 CNBC Power Lunch 83533 CNN Newsday DSC Assignment Discovery (TVG) DISN PB&J Otter (TVY) El Celebrity Homes ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 NBA Today FAM It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TVY) FNC NewsAsman FSN Sports Geniuses FX Picket Fences (TVPG) HIST The Real West (TVG) LIFE Designing Women (TVPG-D) MSNBC Special Edition MTV Return of the Rock (TVPG) NICK Little Bear 278484 SCI-H Highlander (TVPG) SHOW "Splitsville" '99 (PG-13) 1hr32 87496823 (9:15) TBS Matlock TLC Bingo & Molly (TVY) TMC "Enigma" '82 (PG) 1hr41 22726736(9:15) TNN Dukes of Hazzard TNT Lois & Clark (TVPG) USA Hearts Afire (TVPG) 8:00 a.m. IB KCOP 63 KADY Pepper Ann 82113 I24I KVCR Introductory Geology ED KCET Dragon Tales 62939 ED KTBN Kenneth Copeland HD KOCE Inspiration of Painting: Oils m KVEA Pistas de Blue E3 KDOC Tilton Ministries EH KJLA Laura Gregory (TVG) SD KLCS Reading Rainbow (TVY) 80397 03 KRCA Chespirito AMC "On Dangerous Ground" '51 1hr30 965674 A&E Northern Exposure (TVPG) BRVO The Mamas and the Papas: Straight Shooter (TVPG) 31 1939 CNN In the Money COM 'The Lounge People" '92 2hr 6345281 DISN Bear in Big Blue House (TVY) El Coming Attractions (TVPG) ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Co-ed Training FAM Kids From Room 402 (TVY7I FSN National Sports Report FSN2 Yoga Zone FX MASH (TVPG) HBO "For Keeps?" '88 (PG-131 1hr38 5524262 HIST Year by Year (TVG) LIFE Designing Women (TVPG-D) MTV MTV Jams Countdown NICK The Wild Thornberrys (TVY) SCI-FI Dark Shadows (TVPG) TBS Mama's Family TLCSkinnamarinkTVfTVY) TNT CHiPs (TVPG) VH1 Music Videos (TVPG) 9:30 a.m. fO KTTV Divorce Court BO KCET The Puzzle Place 82281 GD KTBN Dean and Mary Brown ED KDOC Benny Hinn EH KJLA Dow 30 Report (TVG) AMC "Sinbad the Sailor" '47 2hr 811129 A&E Night Court CNN Burden of Proof 528991 DISN Out of the Box (TVY) El Mysteries & Scandals (TVPG) ESPN2 RPM 2Night FAM CBN Special Edition 184571 FSN2 Gilad's Bodies in Motion HBO "Being There" '79 IPG) 2hr10 37022484 (9:45) LIFE Designing Women (TVPG-D) MTV TRL Wannabe's (TVPG) NICK Blue's Clues TCM "Singin' in the Rain" '52 (G)1hr43 9457736 TIC Salty 's Lighthouse (TVY) USA Almost Perfect (TVPG) 10:00 a.m. B KCBS The Price Is Right (TVG) 131 KEYT Home Improvement O KNBC EXTRA 21026 El KTLA Sally Jessy Raphael (TV14I70858 O KABCI42 KESQ The View 92026 0 KCAL Jerry Springer 16674 ED KTTV Queen Latifah 38842 EE) KCOP Forgive or Forget 11200 I24I KVCR Creative Living B3 KCET Sesame Street 84736 HD KMEX Maite I36I KMIR Judge Mills Lane ED KTBN Behind the Scenes S3 KVEA "MeLlevaelTren"2hr 31587 EH KJLA Richard Saxton (TVG) ED KLCS E in Me: Entrepreneur in You: World of Work (10:15) S3 KRCA Cine A&E Murder, She Wrote BET Hits From the Street BRVO "Sweet Dreams" '85 (PG-13) 2hr45 14727910 CNN CNN Today COM The Daily Show 6355668 DSC Home Matters (TVG) DISN RoliePolieOlie(TVY) El The E! True Hollywood Story (TV14-V) "OJ. Nicole & Ron: Countdown to Murder" 526649 ESPN Racehorse Digest ESPN2 American Muscle FAM The 700 Club FSN2 The Method FX Beverly Hills, 90210 (TVPG) HIST In Search Of ... (TVG) LIFE Chicago Hope (TVPG-D) MSNBC Home Page MTV Mandy (TVPG) NICK Little Bill 193864 SCI-FI The Twilight Zone (TVPG) TBS Hunter TIC Pappyland (TVY) TNN Matt Houston (TVPG) TNT In the Heat of the Night (TVPG-V) USA Ned and Stacey (TVPG-D) VH1 New Videos (TVPG) 8:30 a.m. D KCAL Beakman's World (TVY) 25858 fB KC0P 3S KADY Recess 81484 E24) KVCR Introductory Geology BD KCET Arthur (TVY) 54910 BO KPXN James Robison ED KTBN Lifestyle Magazine 03 KOCE Teletubbies 720858 03 KVEA Dragon Ball Z 03 KJLA Richard Saxton (TVG) ED KLCS Cursive Handwriting ; Phonics in Context (8:45) 03 KRCA Cine DISN Winnie the Pooh (TVY) El Fashion Emergency (TVPG-S) ESPN2 Kiana's Flex Appeal FAM The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (TVY) FX MASH (TVPG) LIFE Next Door (TVG) 532674 NICK Rugrats 254804 SCI-FI Dark Shadows (TVPG) TBS Mama's Family TLC SkinnamarinkTVfTVY) 9:00 a.m. D KCBS Martha Stewart 42194 D KNBC36I KMIR Later Today 37262 El KTLA Sally Jessy Raphael (TVPG) 80378 a KABC 11.1 KEYTI42 KESQ Regis & Kathie Lee 71674 El KCAL Maury (TVG) 26194 EO KTTV Divorce Court E0 KCOP Montel Williams 62910 DO KSCI I Can Do It! m KWHY Cine 1241 KVCR Sesame Street 99620 BO KCET Barney (TVY) 45262 ED KTBN Dr. Cherry BD KOCE Instructional TV 03 KVEA M6nica 82638 03 KDOC Life in the Word W KJLA Mike Russell (TVG) 10:30 a.m. 13) KEYT Mad About You (TVPG) O KNBC Access Hollywood 84002 the Furor and the Blather Associated Press Laura Schlessinger's TV show is scheduled to debut in September. ing. Yet there is something unsavory and abortive about doing it here, as if Dr. Laura (who doesn't advocate mayhem or violence) were not entitled to her views, however creepy. And the public were not entitled to hear them. In fact, Dr. Laura and TV are perfect for each other. Tell me, please, if she can be worse than Sally Jessy Raphael, who specializes in piously comforting troubled kids by exposing their neuroses and dysfunctions to strangers watching from their homes. Or Jenny Jones, who fronts the only daytime talk show that can boast of a fatality. Or Jerry Springer and his underclass of chair-swinging freaks. Or Ricki Lake, who lowers your IQ just by osmosis. I found Ricki while channel-hopping the other day and was amazed to discover that she was still on the air, uninhibited by her own dimness and the cobwebs of decadence tightening around her like a corset. I thought she went out with Howdy Doody. So I say Dr. Laura belongs in this bedlam, which can always accommodate another inmate. NOW's Millar doesn't agree. Each time Cavuto lobbed her a question, she responded as if dodging a bean ball. Lots of people say "hateful, wacky things" on the 24) KVCR Kaye's Quilting Friends 1361 KMIR Judge Mills Lane BO KTBN Casey Treat B3 KDOC New Zoo Revue (TVG) 275378 EH KJLABio-MedCheck-Up ED KLCS Hands On: Crafts for Kids 69804 CMAX "Outland" '81 (R) 1hr50 810571 COM Whose Line Is It Anyway? DISN Bear in the Big Blue House ESPN America's Horse ESPN2 Boat Racing FNC NewsVester FSN2 Yoga Zone HIST In Search Of ...(TVG) NICK Franklin 274668 SCI-FI The Twilight Zone (TVPG) TIC Jay Jay the Jet Plane (TVY) USA Fired Up (TVPG) 11:00 a.m. O KCBS The Young and the Restless (TV1 4132620 El KNBC News El KTLA Judge Mills Lane O KABCI 31 KEYT Port Charles (TVPG-V) 91736 El KCAL Judge Mathis (TVPG) EO KTTV Living Single EB KCOP Jenny Jones 40656 m KWHY La Corte del Pueblo 24! KVCR Sewing With Nancy BO KCET Noddy 84823 B3 KMEX Querida (TVPGI 40638 136! KMIR The People's Court ED KTBN James Robison I42I KESQ Leeza 71262 03 KDOC Southland Today 00 KJLA Local Angle (TVG) ED KLCS Taxes in U.S. History A&E Magnum, P.I. BET Jam Zone CNBC Street Signs COM Win Ben Stein's Money CSPN U.S. House of Representatives 8359656 DSC Lynette Jennings Design (TVG) DISN Winnie the Pooh (TVY) ESPN Putt-Putt Championships FAM It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TVY) ' FX Beverly Hills, 90210 (TVPG) HIST FBI: The Untold Stories (TVPG) LIFE Unsolved Mysteries (TVPG-V) MTV Hot Zone (TVPG) NICK Shining Time Station 557858 SCI-FI Star Trek SHOW "Call of the Wild" '72 (PG1hr42 788587 TBS Hunter TIC Bingo & Molly (TVY) TMC "The Price of Kissing" '97 (PG-13) 1hr33 4396823 TNN Cagney & Lacey TNT "Jaws: The Revenge" '87 (PG-13) 2hr 183787 USA Wings (TVPG-D) VH1 Back to Back Videos (TVPG) 11:30 a.m. 131 KEYT News El KTLA Judge Mills Lane il KABC News ED KTTVRoseanne EE KSCI Taiwan News m KWHY Noticiario 1241 KVCR Quilting BO KCET Teletubbies (TVY) 85552 ED KTBN Benny Hinn m KDOC Headline News EH KJLA Richard Saxton (TVG) ED KLCS Choices AMC "Road to Morocco" '42 1hr30 630610 COM Win Ben Stein's Money DISN PB&J Otter (TVY) ESPN Golf's Greatest Legends ESPN2 Magic: The Gathering FAM It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TVY) HIST History's Crimes and Trials NICK Maggie & the Ferocious Beast 558587 TCM "Love Affair" '39 1hr27 2216002 TLCSkinnamarinkTV(TVY) USA Wings (TVPG-D) Afternoon Noon B KCBS News CI KNBC Ainsley Harriott 35620 El KTLA Little House D KABCI 3 J KEYT 142 KESQ All My Children (TVPG) 80194 O KCAL News EO KTTV I Love Lucy EB KCOP Ricki Lake (TVPG) 53638 BD KSCI Mandarin Drama 133 KWHY Cine Please tee TV LOG F14 air, he noted. Howard Stern is one, I'm thinking about then. So is Jerry Falwell. So why target Dr. Laura? Cavuto asked. Because, said Millar, she has been "particularly offensive. She hasn't apologized." Oh. She added that Dr. Laura's views on gays and lesbians "aren't supported by mental health associations in any way." Oh. "Someone has the power to listen to her or not listen to her, right?" Cavuto asked. "Right," Millar responded. "And if I find her offensive, I don't have to watch her this fall, right?" he asked. "That's true," she replied. But Dr. Laura "doesn't have a constitutional right to have a television show," Millar added a bit later. This was getting nowhere, with Cavuto ultimately wondering "where you draw the line" governing who should and should not be on the air, and Millar unable to say. Compare the cases, meanwhile, of Dr. Laura and another public orator who's having a bad year, Adanta Braves pitcher John Rocker. He intimates some of the same things about gays and lesbians while taking swipes at various groups in Sports Illustrated, and he's censured and berated for weeks by sports-casting's emerging class of moral cops. And then he's ultimately banished to the minor leagues for his behavior (although the team insists his demotion Monday was unrelated to his most recent outburst, a nose-to-nose with the author of the magazine article that initially got him in trouble). Yet Dr. Laura says it, and she gets a TV show. I know, it hurts. It stinks. It's not fair. But it's America. Get over it. Howard Rosenberg's column appears Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. He can be reached by e-mail at calendar. letters latimes.com. Keyboard Masters Give a Piano Lesson ; Television Review By DANIEL CARIAGA TIMES MUSIC WRITER Set your VCR, make yourself comfortable, then watch, uninterrupted, "The Art of Piano" on KCET-TV from 9 to 11 tonight. Don't leave your seat. Whether you are a history-of-piano innocent or a longtime keyboard connoisseur, you do not want to miss any part of this thoroughly engrossing, endlessly delightful, wondrously informative show, the accomplishment of director Donald Sturrock, who co-wrote it with Christian Labrande. The documentary's high points are its cameo performances. In all, 18 major pianists of the 20th century are featured, among them Sviastoslav Richter, Artur Rubinstein, Glenn Gould, Myra Hess, Alfred Cortot and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and that's a quick skim. Without a doubt, for one listener, the peaks here are Josef Hof-mann's magisterial, musically heart-stopping yet tonally edgeless playing of Rachmaninoff's once-ubiquitous C-sharp minor Prelude; Gyorgy Cziffra's immaculate, appallingly fleet, blurringly virtuosic romp through Liszt's "Grand Galop Chromatique"; and Claudio Arrau's transcendental conclusion to Beethoven's Opus 111. Whole pieces and large sections of pieces are here played; the listener is never frustrated by mere snippets. In addition, truly expert musical commentators add colorful and historical information one could get only from them. Schuyler Chapin remembers Vladimir Horowitz, backstage at Carnegie Hall, about to reenter the Prime-Time TV Rankings NBC Has Answer ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"-fueled winning streak has ended at 22 consecutive weeks, as NBC passed the ball to the NBA basketball playoffs and outscored the Alphabet network for the first time since December, based on viewing estimates issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Despite that milestone, the week's big story was "Survivor," the CBS series that subjects 16 ordinary people to various indignities on a remote island. Even facing an extra episode of "Millionaire," the program which ousts one of its "players," beginning last week with a woman named Sonja, at the close of each hour drew CBS' highest regular-series rating in the 8 p.m. Wednesday slot in two years and gained viewers during the second half- Natlonal Nielsen Vlewershlp Here are the rankings for national prime are based on the average number of people U.S. viewers age 2 and older. Viewership is Nat- Vim. Program work n 1. Millionaire (Thur.) ABC 23.83 2. Millionaire (Sun.) ABC 22.72 3. Millionaire (Tue.) ABC 22.28 4. NBA Playoffs (Sun.) NBC 19.09 5. Millionaire (Wed.) ABC 16.83 6. Survivor CBS 15.51 7. The Practice ABC 13.94 8. NBA Playoffs (Fri.) NBC 13.92 9. 60 Minutes CBS 13.81 10. Every. Loves Raymond CBS 13.58 11. 2020 Downtown ABC 13.49 12. 60 Minutes II CBS 13.48 13. Touched by an Angel CBS 13.25 14. The Drew Carey Show ABC 13.24 15. DharmaS Greg ABC 12.61 16. Becker CBS 1245 17. Judging Amy CBS 12 06 18. NBA Playoffs (Tue.) NBC 12.04 19. 48 Hours (Mon.) CBS 11.99 20. Friends NBC 11.36 21. NBAPtayoltsWed. NBC 11.14 22. Frasier NBC 1058 23. ER NBC 1057 24. lawS Or! (Mon NBC 10 51 25. JAG CBS 10.30 26. Whose Une Is It? (8:30 p.m.) ABC 10.15 27. King ol Queens (8:30 p.m.) CBS 9.99 28. Diagnosis Murder CBS 993 29. Two Guys and a Girt ABC 969 30. 2020 (Fri.) ABC 937 31. The Simpsons FOX 9.25 32. Malcolm in the Middle FOX 9.22 33. Datehne NBC (Mon.) NBC 9.18 34. 2020 (Wed) ABC 9.17 35. "World Music Awards" ABC 916 36. Survivor (Sat) CBS 9.05 37. King of Queens CBS 893 38. Third Watch NBC 892 39. "Species" CBS 8.87 40. "NBA rioor (Wed ) NBC 8.74 41. Just Shoot Me . NBC 851 42. 'Tony Awards" CBS 860 43. America's Most Wanted FOX 8.31 44. Cops (8:30 p.m.) FOX 8.23 45. Diagnosis Murder (9 p.m.) CBS 8.18 46 Whose Line Is It Anyway? ABC 801 47. 48 Hours CBS 798 48. "NBAShowlime"(Sun.) NBC 7.91 49. Dateline NBC (Wed ) NBC 7.79 50. WWFSmackdown! UPN 7.76 51. NVPOBlue ABC 7.53 52. 3rd RocK From the Sun NBC 7.51 53. Candid Camera CBS 7.48 54. Clerks ABC 7.39 55. Nash Bridges CBS 7.32 56. "The Mighty Ducks" ABC 7.21 57. The Simpsons (Wed.. 8 p.m.) FOX 7.12 Tips for Today 9 i.m. -noon Morning Becomes Eclectic: London dance duo Groove Armada expands into a nine-piece band for a sludio performance (11:15 a.m.-noon), KCRW-FM (89.9). 8:30-10 p.m. Rockllne: Music and interview with Robert Plant, KCBS-FM (93.1). 9:30-10 p.m., 2:30-3 a.m. The Whistler: A murderer has a compulsion to return to the scene of his crime (originally broadcast June 15, 1945), KNX (1070). Drama-Comedy-Family 9- 9:30 p.m., 2-2:30 a.m. Cummoke: Dillon (William Conrad) has an unusual way of getting a confession, KNX (1070). Classical 10- 11 a.m. Morning Symphony: Mahler (4th Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra), KCSN-FM (88.5). : ; ;" VV " ' I I I TTTHl Ideale Audience Among the high points of PBS' documentary "The Art of Piano" is a look at the great pianists of the 20th century, including Artur Rubinstein. concert world after 12 years away. Gyorgy Sandor describes why Hof-mann was the ideal and the standard for two generations of his peers. Stephen Kovacevich explains the Glenn Gould phenomenon. Daniel Barenboim probes the "normality" that made Rubinstein beloved of musicians and audiences alike. Not incidentally, the easygoing host is Artur's son, actor John Rubinstein. Was anyone left out? Of course. Naturally, those pianists still living for ABC's 22-Week hour, meaning those curious about the offbeat premise generally didn't tune out. "Survivor's" second installment airs tonight, competing with the NBA Finals on the West Coast but preceding the game in the Central and Eastern time zones. The news wasn't all good for CBS. Rosie O'Don-nell returned as host of the Tony Awards, but ratings still fell 7 from last year and 28 or about 3.3 million viewers versus 1998. The show did face stiff competition, including "Millionaire," the Lakers-Trail Blazers conclusion and the third-season premiere of HBO's "Sex and the City," which saw its audience increase by more than 1 million viewers compared to last season's debut. BRIAN LOWRY - time network television last week (May 29-June 4) who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen listed here in millions. CBS "Survivor" competitor Sonja Nat- View-Program work trs 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. "NBA TIpolT" (Tue.) NBC 7.06 Making the Band ABC 7.04 Kids Say the Damdest Things CBS 6.97 Walker, Teas Ranger CBS 693 "SupematuralSantana" FOX 685 That '70s Show FOX 6.63 World's Most AmaSng Videos NBC 6.61 The X-Files FOX 6 56 Titus FOX 651 Cops ' FOX 6 50 Family Guy FOX 6.47 "Scream" FOX 6.43 3rd Rock (Sun., 10:39) NBC 6.38 Making the Band (9 p.m.) ABC 6.27 "Beyond Betel: FactFiction" FOX 624 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ABC 6.15 That '70s Show (Tue.) FOX 6.10 Early Edition CBS 608 Simpsons (Wed., 8:30 p m.) FOX 602 Greed FOX 599 Third RockSun (Tue , 8:301 NBC 5.88 PJs (9:30 p.m.) FOX 588 Boy Meets Wodd ABC 5.71 PJs FOX 5.55 "Gloria Estetan 4 Fnends" CBS 5.49 mngortheHHI FOX 5.31 Once and Again ABC 5.10 AllyMcBeal FOX 4.84 Futurama FOX 4.22 "Stanley Cup Finals" ABC 3.75 The Parkers UPN 3.51 Charmed WB 317 Star Trek: Voyager UPN 3.13 Grownups UPN 3.05 Malcolm i Eddie UPN 2.98 Moesha UPN 2.89 RADIO Country-Folk-Jazz-Pop 5-10 a.m. Charlie Tuna, KMC (570). 10 a.m.-l p.m. Global Village, KPFK-FM (90.7). 8-10 p.m. Metropolis, KCRW-FM (89.9). 9 p.m.-midnlght Swing Lounge, KLAC (570). Midnight-3 a.m. Shortwave. KCRW-FM (89.9). Rock-Urban Noon-l p.m. Noon-Time Disco Workout, KBIG-FM (104.3). Noon-l p.m. Totally '80s at Noon, KYSR-FM (98.7). 7- 8 p.m. 70s at 7, KCMG-FM (100.3). 8- 9 p.m. Top Eight at Eight, KKBT-FM (92.3). 8-10 p.m. Rhapsody in Black, R&B, doo-wop, KPFK-FM (90.7). 10 p.m.-mldnight Chocolate City, urban rhythm & soul, KCRW-FM (89.9). Midnight-12:30 a.m. Music From Your or recently active, like Alicia de Larrocha. And some others. From the arguable historical periphery, players like Shura Cherkassky and Guiomar Novaes. From the mainstream: Rudolf Serkin and Walter Gieseking. Artur Schnabel is mentionedonce, and in passing. That seems parsimonious. "The Art of Piano" will be broadcast at 9 tonight on KCET and will be rebroadcast Sunday at 5 p.m. Winning Streak as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They estimates that there are 260 million potential Not- Vkn Program work on 94. 7th Heaven WB 281 95. The Steve Harvey Show WB 259 96. Secret Agent Man UPN 2.54 97. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer WB 2.53 98. Angel W8 2.49 99. For Your love WB 2.40 100. Roswell WB 238 101. Steve Harvey Show (8:30) W8 2.37 102. The Jamie Fon Show WB 2.17 103. Shasta UPN 2.14 104. 7 Days UPN 2.12 105. Dawson's Creek WB 2.10 106. Felicity WB 2.07 107. I Dan) You UPN 1.90 108. 7m Heaven Beginnings WB 1.66 109. Popular WB 1.62 110. The Snip UPN 1.57 111. Movie Stars WB 1.50 112. Oitbeit UPN 1.27 113. Zoe WB 1.24 114. Jack t Jill WB 1.14 Network Averages Here is the number of viewers that each network averaged per hour of prime time, for last week and for the season. Mk ladatt NBC 10.65 million 12.21 ABC 10.51 ' 14.10 CBS 9.81 12.31 6.54 8.85 UPN 3.47 3.92 WB 2.16 3.58 Southland Viewing Here are Nielsen's Top 10 prime-time programs in the Los Angeles area during the same week. The rankings are based on the number of households watching. St HOMt- Pngna Dm mut 1. Roggjn'sPostgame(Sun) KNBC 848.021 2. Millionaire (Thur.) KABC 779,970 3. Millionaire (Sun.) KABC 743,327 4. Millionaire (Wed.) KABC 664,807 5. Millionaire (Tue ) KABC 612,460 6. The Drew Carey Show KABC 596,756 7. Hoggin's Postgame (Tue.) KNBC 570,582 8. 2020 Downtown KABC 554,878 9. Survivor KCBS 549,644 10. Friends KNBC 513,001 Own Back Yard, KROQ-FM (106.7). Sports Sports Reports 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, KFWB (980), KNX (1070). Noon-3 p.m. Baseball: Dodgers at Texas Rangers, KXTA (1 150), KWKW (1330). 6-9 p.m. Pro Basketball: NBA Finals, Game 1, Indiana Pacers at Lakers, KLAC (570). 7-10 p.m.. Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Angels, KMPCU540), KIK-l'M (94.3), XPRS (1090). Talk-Interview 11 a.m.-Noon Sam Rubin, KLSX-FM (97.1). 1 1 a.m.-l p.m. Talk of the Nation, KPCC-FM (89.3). Noon-l p.m. Let's Do Lunch, local culture, KCSN-FM (88.5). Noon-2 p.m. George Putnam's Talkback, KIEV (870). Noon-3 p.m. Dr. Laura Schlessinger, KFI (640).

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