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Nielsen Rankings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Sept. 18-24. 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, 25.3, 24.3 million homes

2. (2) “Seinfeld,” NBC, 24.6, 23.6 million homes

3. (3) “Caroline in the City,” NBC, 20.5, 19.7 million homes

3. (3) “Friends,” NBC, 20.5, 19.7 million homes

5. (5) “Home Improvement,” ABC, 20.3, 19.5 million homes

6. (6) “Single Guy,” NBC, 19.2, 18.4 million homes

7. (8) “Coach,” ABC, 18.6, 17.8 million homes

8. (7) “Murphy Brown,” CBS, 18.0, 17.3 million homes

9. (9) “NFL Monday Night Football,” ABC, 17.1, 16.4 million homes

10. (12) “Grace Under Fire,” ABC, 16.5, 15.8 million homes

11. (10) “Hudson Street,” ABC, 15.9, 15.3 million homes

12. (11) “Frasier,” NBC, 15.6, 15.0 million homes

13. (12) “Murder One,” ABC, 15.5, 14.9 million homes

13. “Roseanne,” ABC, 15.5, 14.9 million homes

15. (14) “Mad About You,” NBC, 14.6, 14.0 million homes

16. (16) “ABC Sunday Night Movie: Lethal Weapon 3,” ABC, 14.5, 13.9 million homes

17. (15) “20/20,” ABC, 14.4, 13.8 million homes

18. (20) “Naked Truth,” ABC, 14.3, 13.7 million homes

19. (17) “60 Minutes,” CBS, 13.8, 13.2 million homes

20. (18) “Can’t Hurry Love,” CBS, 13.6, 13.0 million homes

20. (18) “Chicago Hope,” CBS, 13.6, 13.0 million homes

22. “If Not for You,” CBS, 13.5

23. “Nanny,” CBS, 13.4

24. “NBC Monday Night Movies: Danielle Steel’s Zoya,” NBC, 13.2

25. “Ellen,” ABC, 12.9

26. “Law & Order,” NBC, 12.8

27. “Walker, Texas Ranger,” CBS, 12.7

28. “PrimeTime Live,” ABC, 12.3

28. “X-Files,” Fox, 12.3

30. “Step by Step,” ABC, 12.2

31. “America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,” ABC, 12.1

32. “Family Matters,” ABC, 12.0

33. “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” ABC, 11.9

33. “Wings,” NBC, 11.9

35. “Boy Meets World,” ABC, 11.7

35. “Dateline NBC,” (Tuesday) NBC, 11.7

35. “Hope & Gloria,” NBC, 11.7

38. “Lois & Clark,” ABC, 11.4

39. “Drew Carey Show,” ABC, 11.3

40. “Newsradio,” NBC, 11.2

41. “Dateline NBC,” (Wednesday) NBC, 11.0

41. “JAG,” NBC, 11.0

41. “Pursuit of Happiness,” NBC, 11.0

44. “Beverly Hills 90210,” Fox, 10.8

45. “CBS Sunday Movie: Whose Daughter Is She?” CBS, 10.5

46. “Dave’s World,” CBS, 10.4

47. (X) “Melrose Place 100th Episode,” Fox, 10.3

48. “NBC Sunday Night Movie: The Unspoken Truth,” NBC, 10.0

49. “Cybill,” CBS, 9.8

50. “In the House,” NBC, 9.6

51. “American Gothic,” CBS, 9.5

51. “Simpsons,” Fox, 9.5

51. “Space: Above & Beyond,” Fox, 9.5

54. “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” NBC, 9.4

55. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 9.3

55. “Murder, She Wrote,” CBS, 9.3

57. “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” CBS, 9.2

58. “CBS Tuesday Movie: Her Deadly Rival,” CBS, 9.1

58. “Melrose Place,” Fox, 9.1

60. “Client,” CBS, 8.9

61. “Married … With Children,” Fox, 8.6

61. “Touched by an Angel,” CBS, 8.6

63. “Fox NFL Sunday Post Game,” Fox, 8.5

63. “Saturday Night at The Movies: The Great Mom Swap,” ABC, 8.5

65. “Almost Perfect,” CBS, 8.1

65. “Picket Fences,” CBS, 8.1

67. “Bless This House,” CBS, 8.0

67. “Marshal,” ABC, 8.0

67. “New York Undercover,” Fox, 8.0

 
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