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

April 22, 1987

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the prime-time television ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the 1986-87 season, September 22-April 19. Series that were broadcast fewer than six times during the season are not included. The Top 20 listings include the full season-to-date ranking, rating for the season, and total homes. Shows from 21 on include only the season ranking and rating for the season. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 87.4 million TV homes.

1. ″The Cosby Show,″ NBC, 34.9 rating, 30.5 million homes.

2. ″Family Ties,″ NBC, 32.7, 28.6 million homes.

3. ″Cheers,″ NBC, 27.2, 23,8 million homes.

4. ″Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 25.4, 22.2 million homes.

5. ″Golden Girls,″ NBC, 24.5, 21.4 million homes.

6. ″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 23.3, 20.4 million homes.

7. ″Night Court,″ NBC, 23.2, 20.3 million homes.

8. ″Growing Pains,″ ABC, 22.7, 19.8 million homes.

9. ″Moonlighting,″ ABC, 22.4, 19.6 million homes.

10. ″Who’s the Boss?″, ABC, 22.0, 19.2 million homes.

11. ″Dallas,″ CBS, 21.3, 18.6 million homes.

12. ″Newhart,″ CBS, 19.5, 17.0 million homes.

13. ″Amen,″ NBC, 19.4, 17.0 million homes.

14. ″227,″ NBC, 18.9, 16.5 million homes.

15. ″Matlock,″ NBC, 18.6, 16.2 million homes.

15. ″CBS Sunday Movie,″ 18.6, 16.2 million homes.

15. ″NBC Monday Night Movies,″ 18.6, 16.2 million homes.

18. ″NFL Monday Night Football,″ ABC, 18.4, 16.1 million homes.

19. ″Kate & Allie,″ CBS, 18.3, 16.0 million homes.

20. ″NBC Sunday Night Movie,″ 18.2, 15.9 million homes.

21. ″L.A. Law,″ NBC, 17.4.

21. ″My Sister Sam,″ CBS, 17.4.

23. ″Falcon Crest,″ CBS, 17.3.

24. ″Highway to Heaven,″ NBC, 17.2.

24. ″Dynasty,″ ABC, 17.2.

26. ″Knots Landing,″ CBS, 16.8.

26. ″Miami Vice,″ NBC, 16.8.

28. ″ALF,″ NBC, 16.5.

28. ″Hunter,″ NBC, 16.5.

30. ″Head of the Class,″ ABC, 16.4.

31. ″Facts of Life,″ NBC, 16.3.

32. ″The Cavanaughs,″ CBS, 16.2.

33. ″Designing Women,″ CBS, 16.1.

33. ″Magnum, P.I.,″ CBS, 16.1.

35. ″Perfect Strangers,″ ABC, 15.7.

36. ″The Equalizer,″ CBS, 15.4.

37. ″Cagney & Lacey,″ CBS, 15.1.

38. ″Hotel,″ ABC, 14.9.

39. ″ABC Sunday Night Movie,″ 14.8.

39. ″Valerie,″ NBC, 14.8.

41. ″Scarecrow & Mrs. King,″ CBS, 14.6.

41. ″Hill Street Blues,″ NBC, 14.6.

41. ″CBS Tuesday Movie,″ 14.6.

41. ″The Tortellis,″ NBC, 14.6.

41. ″MacGyver,″ ABC, 14.6.

46. ″Gimme A Break,″ NBC, 14.3.

47. ″20-20,″ ABC, 14.1.

47. ″Easy Street,″ NBC, 14.1.

49. ″ABC Monday Night Movie,″ 14.0.

50. ″Webster,″ ABC, 13.8.

51. ″Mr. Belvedere,″ ABC, 13.7.

52. ″Amazing Stories,″ NBC, 13.5.

52. ″Stingray,″ NBC, 13.5.

54. ″Outlaws,″ CBS, 13.4.

54. ″St. Elsewhere,″ NBC, 13.4.

56. ″Simon & Simon,″ CBS, 13.3.

57. ″Crime Story,″ NBC, 13.1.

57. ″You Again?″ NBC, 13.1.

59. ″Our House,″ NBC, 12.9.

60. ″Jack & Mike,″ ABC, 12.8.

60. ″The A-Team,″ NBC, 12.8.

60. ″Disney Sunday Movie,″ ABC, 12.8.

63. ″Kay O’Brien,″ CBS, 12.7.

64. ″The Colbys,″ ABC, 11.9.

65. ″Mike Hammer,″ CBS, 11.8.

66. ″Together We Stand - Nothing Is Easy,″ CBS, 11.7.

67. ″CBS Saturday Movie,″ 11.2.

68. ″Spenser: For Hire,″ ABC, 11.0.

69. ″Ohara,″ ABC, 10.9.

70. ″1986,″ NBC, 10.5.

70. ″Sledge Hammer 3/8″ ABC, 10.5.

72. ″Wizard,″ CBS, 10.4.

73. ″Downtown,″ CBS, 10.3.

74. ″Sidekicks,″ ABC, 10.2.

75. ″Starman,″ ABC, 10.0.

76. ″Twilight Zone,″ CBS, 9.7.

77. ″ABC Friday Night Movie,″ 9.1.

78. ″Life With Lucy,″ ABC, 9.0.

79. ″Dads,″ ABC, 8.7.

80. ″Gung Ho,″ ABC, 8.5.

81. ″Ellen Burstyn Show,″ ABC, 7.6.

82. ″Heart of the City,″ ABC, 7.2.

83. ″Our World,″ ABC, 6.5.

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