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Prime Time Nielsen Ratings

November 25, 1998

Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Nov. 16-22. 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 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. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 20.1, 19.9 million homes.

2. (2) ``Friends,″ NBC, 16.3, 16.2 million homes.

3. (3) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 15.4, 15.3 million homes.

3. (8) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 15.4, 15.3 million homes.

5. (9) ``The CBS Sunday Movie: Saint Maybe,″ CBS, 14.4, 14.3 million homes.

6. (7) ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 14.2, 14.1 million homes.

7. (6) ``NFL Monday Night Football: Denver at Kansas City,″ ABC, 13.9, 13.8 million homes.

8. (4) ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 13.7, 13.6 million homes.

9. (5) ``Jesse,″ NBC, 13.3, 13.2 million homes.

10. (10) ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 12.6, 12.6 million homes.

11. ``An ABC Original: Rear Window,″ ABC, 12.5, 12.4 million homes.

12. ``Busted on the Job 3,″ Fox, 12.1, 12.0 million homes.

13. ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 11.5, 11.4 million homes.

14. ``Law and Order,″ NBC, 11.4, 11.3 million homes.

15. ``The Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 11.3, 11.2 million homes.

15. ``JAG,″ CBS, 11.3, 11.2 million homes.

17. ``Dateline NBC-Monday,″ NBC, 10.9, 10.8 million homes.

18. ``The X-Files,″ Fox, 10.8, 10.7 million homes.

19. ``20/20-Wednesday,″ ABC, 10.5, 10.4 million homes.

20. ``Ally McBeal,″ Fox, 10.4, 10.3 million homes.

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21. ``20/20-Friday,″ ABC, 10.3

22. ``Dateline NBC-Friday,″ NBC, 10.1

22. ``The Wonderful World of Disney: The Santa Clause,″ ABC, 10.1

24. (X) ``The Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 10.0

25. ``Cosby,″ CBS, 9.9

26. ``Becker,″ CBS, 9.8

26. (X) ``Dateline NBC-Wednesday,″ NBC, 9.8

26. ``NFL Monday Showcase,″ ABC, 9.8

29. ``Garth Brooks Double Live,″ NBC, 9.7

30. ``The King of Queens,″ CBS, 9.5

31. ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 9.4

31. ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 9.4

33. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ CBS, 9.3

34. ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 9.2

34. ``Spin City,″ ABC, 9.2

36. ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 9.1

36. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 9.1

38. ``Promised Land,″ CBS, 9.0

39. ``NFL Monday Blast,″ ABC, 8.9

39. ``World’s Worst Drivers,″ Fox, 8.9

41. ``Nash Bridges,″ CBS, 8.8

42. ``The CBS Tuesday Movie: My Father’s Shadow,″ CBS, 8.7

42. ``Kids Say the Darndest Things,″ CBS, 8.7

44. (X) ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 8.6

45. ``Dateline NBC-Sunday,″ NBC, 8.5

46. ``Dateline NBC-Tuesday,″ NBC, 8.4

47. ``Sports Night,″ ABC, 8.3

48. (X) ``Law and Order,″ NBC, 8.2

49. ``Beverly Hills 90210,″ Fox, 8.1

49. ``LA Doctors,″ CBS, 8.1

51. ``Sabrina the Teenage Witch,″ ABC, 8.0

51. ``The Simpsons,″ Fox, 8.0

53. ``Candid Camera,″ CBS, 7.9

53. ``The Hughleys,″ ABC, 7.9

53. ``The NBC Sunday Night Movie: Get Shorty,″ NBC, 7.9

53. ``Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place,″ ABC, 7.9

57. ``Funniest Flubs,″ CBS, 7.8

57. ``Party of Five,″ Fox, 7.8

59. ``Chicago Hope,″ CBS, 7.7

59. ``Homicide: Life on the Street,″ NBC, 7.7

61. ``Guinness World Records: Primetime,″ Fox, 7.5

61. ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 7.5

63. ``Early Edition,″ CBS, 7.4

64. ``Boy Meets World,″ ABC, 7.2

64. ``Dateline NBC Sunday,″ NBC, 7.2

64. ``Martial Law,″ CBS, 7.2

64. ``Suddenly Susan,″ NBC, 7.2

64. ``Working,″ NBC, 7.2

69. ``That 70s Show,″ Fox, 7.0

70. ``Brother’s Keeper,″ ABC, 6.9

70. ``The Nanny,″ CBS, 6.9

70. ``Two of a Kind,″ ABC, 6.9

73. ``COPS 2: Kansas City,″ Fox, 6.8

73. ``World’s Shocking Moments,″ Fox, 6.8

75. ``Maggie Winters,″ CBS, 6.7

75. ``The Profiler,″ NBC, 6.7

77. ``AMW: America Fights Back,″ Fox, 6.6

78. ``Melrose Place,″ Fox, 6.4

79. ``The ABC Movie Special: Billy Madison,″ ABC, 6.2

79. ``COPS: Virginia Beach,″ Fox, 6.2

79. ``The Pretender,″ NBC, 6.2

82. (X) ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 6.1

83. ``Will & Grace,″ NBC, 5.7

84. ``7th Heaven,″ WB, 5.5

85. ``Conrad Bloom,″ NBC, 5.4

85. ``King of the Hill,″ Fox, 5.4

87. ``Caroline in the City,″ NBC, 5.2

88. ``King of the Hill 2,″ Fox, 4.9

89. ``World’s Funniest!,″ Fox, 4.7

90. ``I Survived a Disaster 4,″ ABC, 4.6

90. ``Dawson’s Creek,″ WB, 4.6

92. ``The ABC Thursday Night Movie: Max Q: Emergency Landing,″ ABC, 4.4

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

92. ``Charmed,″ WB, 4.4

95. ``Cupid,″ ABC, 4.3

95. ``Star Trek: Voyager,″ UPN, 4.3

97. ``Brimstone,″ Fox, 4.2

98. ``Exposed: Pro Wrestling,″ NBC, 3.9

98. ``Felicity,″ WB, 3.9

100. ``Moesha,″ UPN, 3.1

101. ``7th Heaven Beginnings,″ WB, 2.9

102. ``The Smart Guy,″ WB, 2.8

102. ``The Steve Harvey Show,″ WB, 2.8

104. ``7 Days,″ UPN, 2.7

104. ``Unhappily Ever After,″ WB, 2.7

106. ``For Your Love,″ WB, 2.6

106. ``The Jamie Foxx Show,″ WB, 2.6

106. ``The Wayans Brothers,″ WB, 2.6

109. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 2.5

110. ``Hyperion Bay,″ WB, 2.4

111. ``Clueless,″ UPN, 2.3

112. ``The Army Show,″ WB, 1.9

112. ``Malcolm & Eddie,″ UPN, 1.9

114. ``Malcolm & Eddie,″ UPN, 1.8

115. ``Guys Like Us,″ UPN, 1.7

116. ``America’s Greatest Pets,″ UPN, 1.5

116. ``Diresta,″ UPN, 1.5

118. ``Love Boat: The Next Wave,″ UPN, 1.4

118. ``The UPN Thursday Night Movie: Dream House,″ UPN, 1.4

120. ``Legacy,″ UPN, 1.3

121. ``Reunited,″ UPN, 1.0

122. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ Pax, 0.9

123. ``Touched by an Angel,″ Pax, 0.8

124. ``Dr. Quinn Medicine Women,″ Pax, 0.6

125. ``The Pax TV Sunday Movie,″ Pax, 0.5

126. ``It’s a Miracle,″ Pax, 0.4

126. ``Little Men,″ Pax, 0.4

126. ``The Pax TV Saturday Movie,″ Pax, 0.4

129. ``Flipper: New Adventures,″ Pax, 0.3

130. ``I’ll Fly Away,″ Pax, 0.2

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