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Weekly Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 16-22. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes.

An “X” in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 95.9 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 959,000 households.

1. (1) “ER,” NBC, 24.2, 23.2 million homes.

2. (2) “Seinfeld,” NBC, 21.3, 20.4 million homes.

3. (X) “NBC World Series Game 2,” NBC, 19.4, 18.6 million homes.

4. (3) “Friends,” NBC, 18.6, 17.8 million homes.

5. (4) “Caroline in the City,” NBC, 18.4, 17.6 million homes.

6. (5) “Home Improvement,” ABC, 18.1, 17.3 million homes.

7. (7) “NFL Monday Night Football,” ABC, 17.7, 17.0 million homes.

8. (X) “World Series Game 1,” ABC, 16.4, 15.7 million homes.

9. (6) “Single Guy,” NBC, 15.8, 15.1 million homes.

10. (8) “Coach,” ABC, 15.4, 14.8 million homes.

11. (X) “NBC League Champ Series,” 15.0, 14.4 million homes.

12. (11) “Grace Under Fire,” ABC, 14.1, 13.5 million homes.

13. (12) “Murphy Brown,” CBS, 14.0, 13.4 million homes.

13. (13) “Roseanne,” ABC, 14.0, 13.4 million homes.

15. (10) “20/20,” ABC, 13.9, 13.3 million homes.

16. (20) “Nanny,” CBS, 13.7, 13.1 million homes.

17. “CBS Sunday Movie: A Dream is a Wish The Heart Makes,” CBS, 13.3, 12.8 million homes.

18. (18) “Chicago Hope,” CBS, 13.1, 12.6 million homes.

19. (23) “ABC Sunday Night Movie: The Surrogate,” ABC, 12.8, 12.3 million homes.

20. (13) “Hudson Street,” ABC, 12.6, 12.1 million homes.

20. (24) “Walker, Texas Ranger,” CBS, 12.6, 12.1 million homes.

 
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