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List of Season’s TV Shows Ratings With PM-Nielsens, Bjt

April 19, 1989

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the prime-time television ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the 1988-89 season. Top 20 listings include the season ranking, average rating for the season, and total homes. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 90.4 million TV homes.

1. ″The Cosby Show,″ NBC, 25.6 rating, 23.1 million homes.

2. ″Roseanne,″ ABC, 23.8, 21.5 million homes.

3. ″A Different World,″ NBC, 23.0, 20.8 million homes.

4. ″Cheers,″ NBC, 22.5, 20.3 million homes.

5. ″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 21.7, 19.6 million homes.

6. ″Golden Girls,″ NBC, 21.4, 19.3 million homes.

7. ″Who’s the Boss?″, ABC, 20.8, 18.8 million homes.

8. ″Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 19.9, 18.0 million homes.

9. ″Empty Nest,″ NBC, 19.2, 17.4 million homes.

10. ″Anything But Love,″ ABC, 19.0, 17.2 million homes.

11. ″Dear John,″ NBC, 18.5, 16.7 million homes.

12. ″Growing Pains,″ ABC, 18.1, 16.4 million homes.

13. ″ALF,″ NBC, 17.7, 16.0 million homes.

13. ″Matlock,″ NBC, 17.7, 16.0 million homes.

15. ″L.A. Law,″ NBC, 17.6, 15.9 million homes.

16. ″NFL Monday Night Football,″ ABC, 17.5, 15.8 million homes.

17. ″Hunter,″ NBC, 17.4, 15.7 million homes.

17. ″Unsolved Mysteries,″ NBC, 17.4, 15.7 million homes.

19. ″In the Heat of the Night,″ NBC, 17.3, 15.6 million homes.

20. ″Head of the Class,″ ABC, 17.1, 15.5 million homes.

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21. ″Night Court,″ NBC, 16.7.

22. ″Wonder Years″ ABC, 16.4.

23. ″One of the Boys,″ NBC, 16.3.

23. ″NBC Sunday Night Movie,″ NBC, 16.3.

23. ″The Hogan Family,″ NBC, 16.3.

26. ″Amen,″ NBC, 16.2.

26. ″NBC Monday Night at the Movies,″ NBC, 16.2.

28. ″Knots Landing,″ CBS, 16.1.

28. ″CBS Sunday Movie,″ CBS, 16.1.

30. ″Dallas,″ CBS, 15.4.

30. ″ABC Mystery Movie,″ ABC, 15.4.

32. ″Full House,″ ABC, 15.3.

33. ″Jake and The Fatman,″ CBS, 15.2.

33. ″Designing Women,″ CBS, 15.2.

35. ″Nearly Departed,″ NBC, 15.1.

36. ″Murphy Brown,″ CBS, 14.9.

37. ″ABC Monday Night Movie,″ ABC, 14.7.

38. ″227,″ NBC, 14.6.

38. ″ABC Sunday Night Movie,″ ABC, 14.6.

40. ″Family Ties,″ NBC, 14.3.

41. ″Perfect Strangers,″ ABC, 14.1.

41. ″Midnight Caller,″ NBC, 14.1.

43. ″20-20,″ ABC, 14.0.

43. ″My Two Dads,″ NBC, 14.0.

45. ″thirtysomething,″ ABC, 13.8.

46. ″MacGyver,″ ABC, 13.5.

47. ″Mr. Belvedere,″ ABC, 13.4.

48. ″Kate & Allie,″ CBS, 13.1.

49. ″Moonlighting,″ ABC, 12.9.

50. ″Newhart,″ CBS, 12.8.

51. ″Nightingales,″ NBC, 12.7.

51. ″Father Dowling Mysteries,″ NBC, 12.7.

51. ″Just the Ten of Us,″ ABC, 12.7.

51. ″Day By Day,″ NBC, 12.7.

55. ″Falcon Crest,″ CBS, 12.5.

55. ″Wiseguy,″ CBS, 12.5.

57. ″Hooperman,″ ABC, 12.1.

58. ″Coach,″ ABC, 11.9.

58. ″CBS Tuesday Movie,″ CBS, 11.9.

58. ″CBS Monday Movie,″ CBS, 11.9.

58. ″Baby Boom,″ NBC, 11.9.

62. ″China Beach,″ ABC, 11.7.

63. ″Robert Guillaume Show,″ ABC, 11.6.

64. ″Miami Vice,″ NBC, 11.1.

64. ″Coming of Age,″ CBS, 11.1.

66. ″The Equalizer,″ CBS, 11.0.

67. ″Paradise,″ CBS, 10.6.

67. ″Almost Grown,″ CBS, 10.6.

69. ″Beauty and the Beast,″ CBS, 10.5.

69. ″Dynasty,″ ABC, 10.5.

71. ″UNSUB,″ NBC, 10.3.

71. ″Live-In,″ CBS, 10.3.

73. ″48 Hours,″ CBS, 10.2.

74. ″Magical World of Disney,″ NBC, 10.1.

75. ″Heartland,″ CBS, 10.0.

76. ″ABC Saturday Night Movie,″ ABC, 9.6.

77. ″Mission: Impossible,″ ABC, 9.3.

77. ″Tour of Duty,″ CBS, 9.3.

77. ″Tattinger’s,″ NBC, 9.3.

80. ″Quantum Leap,″ NBC, 9.0.

80. ″A Man Called Hawk,″ ABC, 9.0.

82. ″Incredible Sunday,″ ABC, 8.9.

82. ″Hard Time on Planet Earth,″ CBS, 8.9.

84. ″Dolphin Cove,″ CBS, 8.7.

85. ″Sonny Spoon,″ NBC, 8.6.

86. ″Something Is Out There,″ NBC, 8.3.

87. ″Police Story,″ ABC, 8.1.

88. ″Smothers Bros. Comedy Hour,″ CBS, 8.0.

89. ″ABC Family Classic,″ 7.9.

90. ″West 57th,″ CBS, 7.8.

90. ″Annie McGuire,″ CBS, 7.8.

90. ″Van Dyke Show,″ CBS, 7.8.

93. ″Jim Henson Hour,″ NBC, 7.7.

94. ″High Risk,″ CBS, 7.6.

95. ″Dirty Dancing,″ CBS, 7.4.

96. ″Simon & Simon,″ CBS, 6.6.

96. ″Knightwatch,″ ABC, 6.6.

98. ″Great Circuses of the World,″ ABC, 6.5.

99. ″Heartbeat,″ ABC, 6.4.

100. ″Murphy’s Law,″ ABC, 6.3.

101. ″TV 101,″ CBS, 6.1.

102. ″Raising Miranda,″ CBS, 6.0.

103. ″A Fine Romance,″ ABC, 5.4.

104. ″Studio 5B,″ ABC, 5.1.

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