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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

September 29, 1998

Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Sept. 21-27. Top 10 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentations. The rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 99.4 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 994,000 households.

1. ``ER,″ NBC, 21.7, 19.8 million homes.

2. ``Friends,″ NBC, 20.0, 18.8 million homes.

3. ``Frasier,″ NBC, 18.8, 17.7 million homes.

4. ``Jesse,″ NBC, 18.1, 17.0 million homes.

5. ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 16.8, 15.8 million homes.

6. ``The CBS Sunday Movie: Forever Love,″ CBS, 15.1, 14.2 million homes.

7. ``NFL Monday Night Football: Dallas at New York Giants,″ ABC, 13.1, 12.3 million homes.

8. ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 13.0, 12.2 million homes.

9. (X) ``CMA Awards: 32nd Annual,″ CBS, 12.3, 11.6 million homes.

10. ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.1, 11.4 million homes.

11. ``Dateline NBC-Tuesday,″ NBC, 11.7, 11.0 million homes.

12. ``Law and Order,″ NBC, 11.4, 10.7 million homes.

13. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 11.1, 10.4 million homes.

14. ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 10.7, 10.1 million homes.

15. ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 10.5, 9.9 million homes.

16. ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 10.4, 9.8 million homes.

16. ``The Hughleys,″ ABC, 10.4, 9.8 million homes.

16. ``JAG,″ CBS, 10.4, 9,8 million homes.

19. ``The Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 10.3, 10.0 million homes.

19. ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 10.3, 10.0 million homes.

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