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List of Season’s Top-Rated TV Shows With AM-TV Ratings Bjt

April 19, 1988

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the ratings for regularly scheduled television shows for 1987-88 according to the A.C. Nielsen Co. The rating is a percentage of the nation’s 88.6 million homes with television.

1. ″The Cosby Show,″ NBC, 27.8, 24.6 million homes.

2. ″A Different World,″ NBC, 25.0, 22.2 million homes.

3. ″Cheers,″ NBC, 23.7, 21.0 million homes.

4. ″Golden Girls,″ NBC, 21.8, 19.3 million homes.

5. ″Growing Pains,″ ABC, 21.5, 19.0 million homes.

6. ″Who’s the Boss?″, ABC, 21.2, 18.8 million homes.

7. ″Night Court,″ NBC, 21.0, 18.6 million homes.

8. ″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 20.6, 18.2 million homes.

9. ″Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 20.2, 17.9 million homes.

10. ″The Wonder Years,″ ABC, 19.0, 16.8 million homes.

11.″ALF,″ NBC, 18.8, 16.6 million homes.

12. ″L.A. Law,″ NBC, 18.3, 16.2 million homes.

12. ″Moonlighting,″ ABC, 18.3, 16.2 million homes.

14. ″NFL Monday Night Football,″ ABC, 18.2, 16.1 million homes.

15. ″Matlock,″ NBC, 17.8, 15.8 million homes.

16. ″Amen,″ NBC, 17.5, 15.5 million homes.

17. ″Family Ties,″ NBC, 17.4, 15.4 million homes.

18. ″CBS Sunday Night Movie,″ CBS, 17.2, 15.2 million homes.

19. ″Valerie’s Family,″ NBC, 17.0, 15.1 million homes.

19. ″In the Heat of the Night,″ NBC, 17.0, 15.1 million homes.

21. ″My Two Dads,″ NBC, 16.8, 14.9 million homes.

21. ″Dallas,″ CBS, 16.8, 14.9 million homes.

23. ″Head of the Class,″ ABC, 16.7, 14.8 million homes.

23. ″NBC Sunday Night Movie,″ NBC, 16.7, 14.8 million homes.

25. ″Newhart,″ CBS, 16.5, 14.6 million homes.

26. ″NBC Monday Night Movie,″ NBC, 16.4, 14.5 million homes.

27. ″227,″ NBC, 16.3, 14.4 million homes.

28. ″Hunter,″ NBC, 16.1, 14.3 million homes.

28. ″The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,″ NBC, 16.1, 14.3 million homes.

30. ″Aaron’s Way,″ NBC, 16.0, 14.2 million homes.

31. ″Knots Landing,″ CBS, 15.8.

32. ″My Two Dads,″ NBC, 15.7.

33. ″ABC Monday Night Movie,″ ABC, 15.6.

34. ″Designing Women,″ CBS, 15.5.

35. ″Hooperman,″ ABC, 15.3.

36. ″Perfect Strangers,″ ABC, 15.1.

37. ″Kate & Allie,″ CBS, 14.8.

38. ″Facts of Life,″ NBC, 14.6.

38. ″Highway to Heaven,″ NBC, 14.6.

40. ″Magnum, P.I.,″ CBS, 14.4.

41. ″Dynasty,″ ABC, 14.3.

42. ″Falcon Crest,″ CBS, 14.2.

42. ″Day by Day,″ NBC, 14.2.

44. ″ABC Sunday Night Movie,″ ABC, 14.1.

45. ″Miami Vice,″ NBC, 13.7.

46. ″Heartbeat,″ ABC, 13.6.

46. ″thirtysomething,″ ABC, 13.6.

48. ″St. Elsewhere,″ NBC, 13.3.

48. ″J.J. Starbuck,″ NBC, 13.3.

50. ″Beauty & the Beast,″ CBS, 13.1.

50. ″CBS Tuesday Movie,″ CBS, 13.1.

52. ″Cagney & Lacey,″ CBS, 13.0.

53. ″MacGyver,″ ABC, 12.9.

53. ″Eisenhower & Lutz,″ CBS, 12.9.

55. ″The ‘Slap’ Maxwell Story,″ ABC, 12.8.

55. ″The Equalizer,″ CBS, 12.8.

57. ″Simon & Simon,″ CBS, 12.7.

58. ″20-20,″ ABC, 12.6.

59. ″Dolly 3/8″ ABC, 12.5.

60. ″Jake and The Fatman,″ CBS, 12.3.

61. ″Crime Story,″ NBC, 12.1.

62. ″Frank’s Place,″ CBS, 12.0.

63. ″A Year in the Life,″ NBC, 11.9.

64. ″Sonny Spoon,″ NBC, 11.8.

65. ″Just in Time,″ ABC, 11.6.

66. ″Mr. Belvedere,″ ABC, 11.5.

67. ″Wiseguy,″ CBS, 11.4.

68. ″Supercarrier,″ ABC, 11.2.

68. ″High Mountain Rangers,″ CBS, 11.2.

70. ″Our House,″ NBC, 11.1.

71. ″Full House,″ ABC, 10.9.

72. ″Disney Sunday Movie,″ ABC, 10.8.

72. ″Spenser: For Hire,″ ABC, 10.8.

72. ″Tour of Duty,″ CBS, 10.8.

75. ″The New Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,″ CBS, 10.5.

75. ″Highwayman,″ NBC, 10.5.

77. ″Private Eye,″ NBC, 10.4.

78. ″I Married Dora,″ ABC, 10.3.

78. ″The Oldest Rookie,″ CBS, 10.3.

80. ″The Law and Harry MacGraw,″ CBS, 10.2.

80. ″Beverly Hills Buntz,″ NBC, 10.2.

82. ″Buck James,″ ABC, 10.0.

83. ″Bronx Zoo,″ NBC, 9.9.

83. ″Family Man,″ ABC, 9.9.

85. ″Coming of Age,″ CBS, 9.6.

85. ″Rags To Riches,″ NBC, 9.6.

85. ″Houston Knights,″ CBS, 9.6.

88. ″48 Hours,″ CBS, 9.5.

89. ″ABC Thursday Night Movie,″ ABC, 9.2.

90. ″The Pursuit of Happiness,″ ABC, 9.1.

91. ″Hotel,″ ABC, 8.9.

92. ″Thorns,″ ABC, 8.8.

93. ″Probe,″ ABC, 8.7.

94. ″Ohara,″ ABC, 8.6.

95. ″CBS Saturday Movie,″ CBS, 8.3.

96. ″West 57th,″ CBS, 7.8.

97. ″Sledge Hammer 3/8″ ABC, 7.7.

98. ″The Charmings,″ ABC, 7.5.

99. ″Sable,″ ABC, 7.4.

100. ″My Sister Sam,″ CBS, 7.1.

101. ″Max Headroom,″ ABC, 6.6.

102. ″Everything’s Relative,″ CBS, 6.5.

103. ″Leg Work,″ CBS, 6.2.

104. ″Trial and Error,″ CBS, 5.6.

105. ″Once a Hero,″ ABC, 4.1.

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