CBS's Survivor: Africa, which scored strongly in its season debut a week ago but didn't quite overtake NBC's Friends, dropped significantly in its second week, averaging an 11.2 rating and a 17 share for the hour versus a 13.2/19 last week.
Friends scored a 15.9/25 during the first half hour, but NBC's new sitcom Inside Schwartz, which followed, lost nearly a quarter of those viewers in the second half-hour, ending up with a 9.9/15. (Survivor pulled in many of them, apparently, as its numbers jumped from a 10.3/16 in the first half hour to a 12.1/18 in the second.)
CBS scored its best numbers for the night in the 9:00 hour with its drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which scored a 139/21.
By contrast, the NBC sitcoms Will & Grace and Just Shoot Me pulled a 10.5/16 and a 9.2/14 respectively.