Monday, December 30, 2019

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 20, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first official week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDayTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
Touched by an AngelCBS9/20/988:1913.6/2119.58
The Marriage FoolCBS9/20/989:1914.0/2319.23
60 MinutesCBS9/20/987:1912.9/2317.73
NFL Monday Night FootballABC9/14/988:2212.7/2117.64
20/20ABC9/16/9810:0012.3/2116.72
Ally McBealFOX9/14/989:0010.9/1614.82
Miss America PageantABC9/19/989:0010.2/1914.05
The SimpsonsFOX9/20/988:008.0/1313.90
20/20ABC9/18/9810:009.8/1913.51
48 HoursCBS9/17/9810:0010.0/1813.10
NFL Monday Night ShowcaseABC9/14/988:179.2/1612.70
Dateline NBCNBC9/15/9810:009.8/1712.58
StargateNBC9/20/988:307.8/1212.30
Party of FiveFOX9/16/989:008.1/1311.92
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX9/16/988:008.0/1411.87
NFL Monday BlastABC9/14/988:008.2/1511.28
Guiness World RecordsFOX9/15/989:007.3/1211.26
20/20ABC9/20/989:007.9/1211.09
King of the HillFOX9/15/988:007.0/1210.92
That 70's ShowFOX9/20/988:306.5/1010.84
Dateline NBCNBC9/16/988:008.5/1410.73
Dateline NBCNBC9/18/988:007.2/1510.30
Dateline NBCNBC9/14/9810:007.7/139.83
Dateline NBCNBC9/20/987:007.4/139.78
Melrose PlaceFOX9/14/988:006.8/119.41
Someone to Love MeNBC9/14/988:007.0/119.23
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX9/17/988:006.2/119.07
Public EyeCBS9/16/989:006.9/118.98
America's Most WantedFOX9/19/989:005.9/118.55
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC9/16/988:306.0/108.49
NASDAQ College FootballCBS9/19/988:005.7/118.49
CopsFOX9/19/988:005.4/117.94
Conan O'Brien AnniversaryNBC9/16/9810:005.3/97.14
Maximum BobABC9/15/9810:005.0/96.79
Holding the BabyFOX9/20/987:304.0/76.10
Fox FilesFOX9/17/989:004.5/76.06
World's FunniesFOX9/20/987:003.0/64.60
Living in CaptivityFOX9/18/988:003.4/74.10
Wayans BrothersWB9/17/988:002.6/53.51
Jamie Fox ShowWB9/17/988:302.5/43.51
Steve Harvey ShowWB9/17/989:002.3/43.33
Unhappily Ever AfterWB9/20/989:002.5/43.28
For Your LoveWB9/17/989:302.3/42.95
The Army ShowWB9/20/989:302.1/32.61

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Pro Football SUNESPN7.20
Wrestling (8pm, MON) TNT5.28
Wrestling (10pm, MON)TNT4.93
The Devil's AdvocateHBO4.84
Wrestling THUTBS4.51
Wrestling (9pm, MON)TNT4.23
Wrestling (10pm, MON)USA4.19
NFL PrimetimeESPN4.09
Wrestling (10pm, SUN)USA3.93
Autopsy 5HBO3.91

Cable household ratings:
SHOWDATENETRATINGHOUSEHOLDS
(millions)
NFL Regular SeasonSUN, 8pESPN5.25.128
World Championship WrestlingMO, 8pTNT3.63.604
World Championship WrestlingMO, 10pTNT3.63.568
WCW ThunderTHUR, 9:30pTBS3.23.179
NFL Prime TimeSUN. 7:30pESPN3.13.091
WWF WrestlingMO, 10pUSA3.13.050
World Championship WrestlingMO, 9pTNT3.02.973
WWF WrestlingMO, 9pUSA2.92.903
Movie-USA SpecialFRI, 9pUSA2.82.778
WWF WrestlingSUN, 7pUSA2.72.688
Movie-UPOTUES, 9pUSA2.72.650
Wild ThornberrysTUES, 8pNICK2.62.538
RugratsTH, 7:30pNICK2.52.528
RugratsMO, 7:30pNICK2.52.468
RugratsWED, 7:30pNICK2.52.456

Source: USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and Zap2it



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