Arrow-right Camera


Nbc’s ‘Er’ Tops The Nielsen Ratings Once More

Thu., Jan. 26, 1995

NBC’s doctor drama “ER” topped the the Nielsen ratings for the second consecutive week with a 23.9 rating/ 38 share.

A rating point equals 954,000 television households. A share is a percentage of the TV sets in use during a time period.

The NBC sitcom “Seinfeld” grabbed second place, followed by a rerun of the network’s “Mad About You” in third. The CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” placed fourth, and a rerun of ABC sitcom “Home Improvement” was fifth.

The ABC sitcom “Grace Under Fire” tied with NBC’s “Friends” for the No. 6 spot. The CBS mystery series “Murder, She Wrote” was eighth, followed by the ABC cop drama “NYPD Blue” in ninth. The ABC newsmagazine “20/20” rounded out the top 10.

NBC had the highest average primetime ratings for the week (11.5), followed by CBS (11.4), ABC (11.2), Fox (8.9) and the fledgling WB Network (2.0). Nielsen is not releasing ratings information for the new United Paramount Network.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for Jan. 16-22, their networks, ratings and shares.

1. “ER” NBC 23.9/38 2. “Seinfeld” NBC 23.5/35 3. “Mad About You” (rerun) NBC 21.1/31 4. “60 Minutes” CBS 19.1/30 5. “Home Improvement” (rerun) ABC 17.4/25 6. “Friends” NBC 17.3/26 6. “Grace Under Fire” ABC 17.3/26 8. “Murder, She Wrote” CBS 17.2/25 9. “NYPD Blue” ABC 17.1/28 10. “20/20” ABC 16.9/29

Tags: television

Click here to comment on this story »