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Rugrats Sweep Up Nielsen Ratings

THE RUGRATS ruled the May rating sweep by topping both of its Saturday morning time slots. The top toon, RUGRATS, gained 2.4 million viewers at 9:30 am and 2.1 million at 9 am, placing that episode in the second slot. Nickelodeon shows ROCKET POWER and SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS took the third and fourth spots respectively. ROCKET landed an audience of 1.8 million at 8:30 am and SPONGEBOB sank 1.8 million viewers into their couches at 10 am. The regular champion POKEMON slipped to 5th place, only luring in 1.74 million viewers for its 10:30 am broadcast. The Kids WB wonder managed to nab the 6th spot also, by mesmerizing 1.69 million viewers at 10 am. Foxs DIGIMON drew an audience of 1.6 million at #7, beating out the final POKEMON episode at 8th place which had 1.5 million watchers. Nickelodeon finished off the top ten with an earlier episode of ROCKET POWER and second casting of SPONGEBOB respectively. ROCKET racked in 1.5 million viewers at 8 am and SPONGEBOB soaked up 1.49 million watchers at 10:30 am.

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