One telecast prior to the Survivor finale and four days into the all-important May sweeps period, CBS won the week ending April 29 in total viewers (its fourth consecutive win), while NBC took the gold among key adults 18-49. With water-cooler buzz beginning to fade not to mention ratings (see below) NBC's The Weakest Link fell to No. 17 overall while CBS's live Sunday night telecast of On Golden Pond failed to crack the top 30. The top five shows of the week (among total viewers) were: Survivor: The Australian Outback, ER, CSI, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Sunday) and Everybody Loves Raymond.
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