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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

October 13, 1999

Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 4-10. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation. The rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 100.8 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,008,000 households.

1. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 19.5, 19.7 million homes.

2. (2) ``Friends,″ NBC, 14.9, 15.0 million homes.

3. (3) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 14.7, 14.8 million homes.

4. (4) ``NFL Monday Night Football: Buffalo at Miami,″ ABC, 14.0, 14.1 million homes.

5. (10) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.9, 13.0 million homes.

6. (6) ``Law and Order,″ NBC, 12.5, 12.6 million homes.

7. (5) ``Jesse,″ NBC, 12.2, 12.3 million homes.

7. (7) ``Stark Raving Mad,″ NBC, 12.2, 12.3 million homes.

9. (11) ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 11.5, 11.6 million homes.

10. (18) ``Judging Amy,″ CBS, 11.4, 11.5 million homes.

11. (12) ``The Practice,″ ABC, 11.3, 11.4 million homes.

12. (25) ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 11.0, 11.0 million homes.

13. (9) ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 10.8, 10.9 million homes.

13. (8) ``NFL Monday Showcase,″ ABC, 10.8, 10.9 million homes.

15. (29) ``Dateline-NBC″ Monday, NBC 10.7, 10.8 million homes.

15. (12) ``JAG,″ CBS, 10.7, 10.8 million homes.

17. (16) ``West Wing,″ NBC, 10.4, 10.5 million homes.

18. (12) ``Family Law,″ CBS, 10.2, 10.3 million homes.

19. (21) ``CBS Sunday Movie: Final Run,″ CBS, 10.1, 10.2 million homes.

20. (17) ``Becker,″ CBS, 10.0, 10.0 million homes.

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21. ``Dateline-NBC, Wednesday,″ NBC, 9.8

22. ``60 Minutes II,″ CBS, 9.6

23. ``Law and Order,″ NBC, 9.5

24. ``Once and Again,″ ABC, 9.4

25. ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 9.2

25. ``Nash Bridges,″ CBS, 9.2

27. ``King of Queens,″ CBS, 9.1

28. ``20/20-Wednesday,″ ABC, 9.0

29. ``20/20-Monday,″ ABC, 8.8

29. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ CBS, 8.8

31. ``Spin City,″ ABC, 8.6

31. ``Sports Night,″ ABC, 8.6

33. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 8.5

34. ``Chicago Hope,″ CBS, 8.4

35. ``20/20-Friday,″ ABC, 8.3

36. ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 8.2

37. ``NBC Baseball Playoffs-AL game Tuesday: Texas at NY Yankees,″ NBC, 8.0

38. ``Third Watch,″ NBC, 7.9

39. ``It’s Like, You Know,″ ABC, 7.8

40. ``Ladies Man,″ CBS, 7.7

41. ``Wonderful World of Disney: Sister Act 2,″ ABC, 7.6

42. ``Fox Baseball Playoffs-AL game 1: Boston at Cleveland,″ Fox, 7.5

42. ``Fox Baseball Playoffs-AL game 2: Texas at NY Yankees,″ Fox, 7.5

44. ``Shocking Behavior,″ Fox, 7.4

45. ``Snoops,″ ABC, 7.3

45. ``Two Guys and A Girl,″ ABC, 7.3

47. ``Cosby,″ CBS, 7.2

47. ``Now and Again,″ CBS, 7.2

49. ``Martial Law,″ CBS, 7.1

49. ``NBC Sunday Night Movie: A Touch of Hope,″ NBC, 7.1

49. ``Oh Grow Up,″ ABC, 7.1

52. ``CBS Wednesday Movie: As Time Runs Out,″CBS, 7.0

52. ``Sabrina the Teenage Witch,″ ABC, 7.0

54. ``Love and Money CBS, 6.9

55. ``Dateline-NBC, Sunday ,″ NBC, 6.8

55. ``Norm,″ ABC, 6.8

57. ``Kids Say Darndest Things″ CBS, 6.7

58. ``NBC Baseball Playoffs-AL game Friday: Arizona at NY Mets,″ NBC, 6.6

58. ``Odd Man Out,″ ABC, 6.6

60. ``ABC Saturday Night Movie: Executive Decision,″ ABC, 6.4

60. ``Early Edition,″ CBS, 6.4

62. ``Boy Meets World,″ ABC, 6.3

63. ``NBC Baseball Playoffs: AL game Saturday: NY Yankees at Texas,″ NBC, 6.2

64. ``Ally McBeal,″ Fox, 6.1

64. ``The Hughleys,″ ABC, 6.1

66. ``Party of Five,″ Fox, 6.0

67. ``Fox MLB Division: AL game 4: Cleveland at Boston,″ Fox, 5.9

67. ``That ’70s Show,″ Fox, 5.9

69. ``Work with Me,″ CBS, 5.8

70. ``7th Heaven,″ WB, 5.3

70. (X) ``That ’70s Show,″ Fox, 5.3

70. ``Whose Line is it Anyway?″ ABC, 5.3

73. ``AMW: America Fights Back,″ Fox, 5.2

74. ``Cops 2: Palm Beach,″ Fox, 5.1

75. ``Fox MLB Division: AL Game 1: Boston at Cleveland,″ Fox, 5.0

76. ``Ally McBeal,″ Fox, 4.9

76. ``Harsh Realm,″ Fox, 4.9

76. ``Roswell,″ WB, 4.9

79. ``Angel,″ WB, 4.8

79. ``Whose Line is it Anyway?,″ ABC, 4.8

81. ``20/20-Downtown,″ ABC, 4.7

81. (X) ``That ’70s Show,″ Fox, 4.7

81. ``Veronica’s Closet ,″ NBC, 4.7

81. ``Wasteland,″ ABC, 4.7

85. ``Cops Indianapolis,″ Fox, 4.6

86. (X) ``Dateline-NBC, Saturday,″ NBC, 4.5

87. ``Buffy the Vampire Slayer,″ WB, 4.4

87. ``WWF Smackdown!,″ UPN, 4.4

89. ``Charmed,″ WB, 4.3

89. ``Dawson’s Creek,″ WB, 4.3

91. ``Fox Baseball Playoffs: AL game 2: Texas at NY Yankees,″ Fox, 4.0

92. ``Fox Baseball Playoffs: AL game 4: Cleveland at Boston,″ Fox, 3.9

93. ``Star Trek: Voyager,″ UPN, 3.8

93. ``Suddenly Susan,″ NBC, 3.8

95. ``Safe Harbor,″ WB, 3.1

96. ``Popular,″ WB, 3.0

97. ``Felicity,″ WB, 2.9

98. ``7 Days,″ UPN, 2.6

99. ``The Parkers,″ UPN, 2.5

100. ``Moesha,″ UPN, 2.4

101. ``Grown Ups,″ UPN, 2.3

102. ``For Your Love,″ WB, 2.2

102. ``Jack & Jill,″ WB, 2.2

102. ``King of the Hill,″ Fox, 2.2

105. ``Blockbuster Cinema: Batman Returns,″ UPN, 2.1

105. ``Malcolm & Eddie,″ UPN, 2.1

105. ``The Steve Harvey Show,″ WB, 2.1

108. ``7th Heaven: Beginning,″ WB, 2.0

109. ``Shasta McNasty,″ UPN, 1.8

109. (X) ``Shasta McNasty,″ UPN, 1.8

111. ``Star Trek: Voyager,″ UPN, 1.6

112. ``The Jamie Foxx Show,″ WB, 1.5

113. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ Pax, 1.1

113. ``Mission Hill,″ WB, 1.1

115. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ Pax, 1.0

115. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ Pax, 1.0

115. ``Touched by an Angel,″ Pax, 1.0

118. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ Pax, 0.9

118. ``Touched by an Angel,″ Pax, 0.9

118. ``Touched by an Angel,″ Pax, 0.9

118. ``Touched by an Angel,″ Pax, 0.9

122. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ Pax, 0.8

123. ``It’s a Miracle,″ Pax, 0.7

123. ``Little Men,″ Pax, 0.7

123. ``Touched by an Angel,″ Pax, 0.7

123. ``Twice in a Lifetime,″ Pax, 0.7

127. ``Chicken Soup for the Soul,″ Pax, 0.6

128. ``Destination Stardom,″ Pax, 0.5

128. ``PaxTV Three-Hanky Movie: Coward of the County,″ Pax, 0.5

130. (X) ``Chicken Soup for the Soul,″ Pax, 0.4

130. ``Hope Island,″ Pax, 0.4

130. ``It’s a Miracle,″ Pax, 0.4

130. ``Twice in a Lifetime,″ Pax, 0.4

134. ``Destination Stardom,″ Pax 0.3

134. ``Little Men,″ Pax, 0.3

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