June 26, 2002 06:11 PM

Reruns, reruns, reruns — it must be summer. Repeats of such established hits as CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the same network’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” ruled the Nielsen ratings list as temperatures around the country heated up and prime-time sports offerings cooled down as far as viewers are concerned. And while they didn’t make last week’s Top 10, two new reality shows, Fox TV’s “American Idol” and the premiere of NBC’s stunt-driven “Dog Eat Dog,” drew impressive numbers in the key (and advertiser-coveted) demographic group of adults aged 18 to 49, notes Reuters. The Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Fox’s nationwide pop-music talent search ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the prized demographic, with “Dog” and “CSI” tied for third. As for the overall Top 10 prime-time programs for the week of June 17-23, the Nielsen numbers are as follows:

1. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 10.4 million homes
2. “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS, 9.4 million homes
3. “48 Hours — Monday,” CBS, 9.3 million homes
4. “Becker,” CBS, 8.5 million homes
5. “Law & Order,” NBC, 8.1 million homes
6. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8 million homes
7. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC, 7.4 million homes
8. (tie) “The Price is Right: U.S. Marines,” CBS, 7.3 million homes
8. (tie) “Dateline NBC — Tuesday,” NBC, 7.2 million homes
10. “The King of Queens,” CBS, 7.1 million homes

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