HEAT INDEX

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9 Home Video sales Driven by the popularity of DVDs, home video sales in 2002 outpaced rentals for the first time, according to research firm Alexander & Associates. At $28.5 billion, sales were up 15% over the year before.

5 Don Hewitt After declaring he wasn't leaving "60 Minutes" unless he was carried out, the 80-year-old producer agreed to let Jeffrey Fager, 48, take over for him after next season. But he will remain as a paid emeritus news division exec until age 90.

3 "The Osbournes" Ratings for MTV's reality sitcom are down 52% off its peak last May, and American Music Awards, hosted by the foursome, also drew low ratings. 15 minutes up yet?

1 "Alias" ABC's spy drama, heavily hyped by a barely-clad Jennifer Garner during the Super Bowl, pulled in the lowest number of viewers ever (17.4 million) for a post-game show.

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