May 15, 2002 12:34 PM

The final days of Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) on “ER” last Thursday night attracted 29 million viewers and pushed NBC to another weekly victory during the all-important May ratings “sweeps,” according to Nielsen Media Research. Despite the overabundance last week of TV specials, it was the usual, familiar shows that ended up in the Top 10. Still, the numbers bear out that CBS did well with the movie “Double Jeopardy,” while ABC struck gold with the first part of the “Dinotopia” miniseries. Reunions for NBC’s “L.A. Law” and ABC’s “Laverne & Shirley” proved to be only moderate successes. And in the arena of never underestimating the public, Friday’s Fox special, “The Girl Next Door: The Search for a Playboy Centerfold,” tanked, drawing an unimpressive audience of less than under 5 million. For the week of May 6-12, the Top 10 primetime shows were as follows:

1. “ER,” NBC, 19.6 million homes
2. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 17.4 million homes
3. “Friends,” NBC, 16.3 million homes
4. “Friends,” NBC, 13.9 million homes
5. “Law & Order,” NBC, 13.7 million homes
6. “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS, 13.2 million homes
7. “Survivor: Marquesas,” CBS, 12.9 million homes
8. “Will & Grace,” NBC, 12.1 million homes
9. “The West Wing,” NBC, 12.0 million homes
10. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC, 11.8 million homes

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