Monday, December 30, 2019

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 27, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom chart has the viewership figures for the 15 most-watched programs on cable during the week. Please note that viewership in the broadcast table is measured on Persons 2+, while viewership in this cable chart is measured on total households. The cable viewership figures posted in the LA Times are incorrect. 

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDateTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
ERNBC9/24/9810:0021.7/3531.86
FriendsNBC9/24/988:0020.0/3331.12
FrasierNBC9/24/989:0018.8/2928.30
JesseNBC9/24/988:3018.1/2827.37
Veronica's ClosetNBC9/24/989:3016.8/2524.67
Forever LoveCBS9/27/989:0015.1/2322.41
Touched by an AngelCBS9/27/988:0013.0/2119.56
CMA AwardsCBS9/23/988:0012.3/1918.40
NFL Monday Night FootballABC9/21/988:2313.1/2118.38
Walker, Texas RangerCBS9/26/9810:0011.1/2117.30
60 MinutesCBS9/27/987:0012.1/2216.89
Dateline NBCNBC9/22/9810:0011.7/2016.05
The HughleysABC9/22/988:3010.4/1615.99
Home ImprovementABC9/22/988:0010.5/1715.93
JAGCBS9/22/988:0010.4/1715.80
Spin CityABC9/22/989:0010.1/1615.80
Law & OrderNBC9/23/9810:0011.4/1815.56
The Drew Carey ShowABC9/23/989:0010.3/1515.52
Just Shoot MeNBC9/22/989:0010.7/1715.29
GoldeneyeNBC9/27/988:009.8/1514.95
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS9/21/989:0010.3/1514.83
Dharma & GregABC9/23/988:0010.4/1814.72
King of QueensCBS9/21/988:309.8/1514.23
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC9/25/989:009.0/1614.12
Mad About YouNBC9/22/988:0010.2/1714.05
20/20ABC9/27/989:009.8/1513.90
20/20ABC9/25/9810:009.9/1813.78
Ally McBealFOX9/21/989:009.3/1413.25
NewsRadioNBC9/23/989:309.5/1413.25
LA DoctorsCBS9/21/9810:009.9/1613.18
Diagnosis MurderCBS9/24/988:009.0/1413.15
Boy Meets WorldABC9/25/988:308.4/1613.06
NFL Monday ShowcaseABC9/21/988:179.5/1612.90
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC9/23/988:308.9/1412.83
Primal FearCBS9/22/989:009.3/1612.65
CosbyCBS9/21/988:008.8/1412.62
Sports NightABC9/22/989:308.7/1412.56
WorkingNBC9/22/989:308.6/1312.40
Martial LawCBS9/26/989:008.3/1512.35
Dateline NBCNBC9/21/9810:009.2/1512.08
Encore! Encore!NBC9/22/988:308.7/1412.07
Suddenly SusanNBC9/21/988:008.7/1411.96
Brother's KeeperABC9/25/989:307.6/1411.95
The PracticeABC9/27/9810:008.8/1411.95
Two of a KindABC9/25/988:007.8/1511.87
Will & GraceNBC9/21/989:308.6/1211.82
3rd Rock from the SunNBC9/23/989:008.1/1211.66
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC9/23/989:307.5/1111.32
Caroline in the CityNBC9/21/989:008.1/1211.29
NFL Monday BlastABC9/21/988:008.2/1411.23
20/20ABC9/23/9810:008.4/1411.23
Candid CameraCBS9/25/988:307.3/1411.20
Guiness World RecordsFOX9/22/989:006.8/1011.17
Executive DecisionABC9/24/988:007.6/1210.99
Early EditionCBS9/26/988:007.4/1510.61
Brian BenbenCBS9/21/989:307.4/1110.57
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS9/25/988:007.1/1410.55
Party of FiveFOX9/23/989:007.2/1110.51
Dateline NBCNBC9/23/988:007.9/1310.33
That 70's ShowFOX9/27/988:306.3/1010.28
Dateline NBCNBC9/25/988:007.8/1410.27
48 HoursCBS9/24/9810:007.6/1210.10
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX9/23/988:006.9/1110.09
Homicide on the StreetNBC9/25/9810:007.3/139.81
Buddy FaroCBS9/25/989:006.8/129.79
Conrad BloomNBC9/21/988:307.0/119.57
Dateline NBCNBC9/27/987:006.6/129.29
Bad Boys of SNLNBC9/26/989:006.4/129.20
Melrose PlaceFOX9/21/988:006.4/109.02
Fantasy IslandABC9/26/989:005.9/118.66
America's Most WantedFOX9/26/989:005.2/107.94
King of the HillFOX9/22/988:005.1/87.49
CupidABC9/26/9810:005.2/107.44
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX9/24/988:005.8/87.35
Fox FilesFOX9/24/989:004.6/76.35
Neighbors from HellABC9/26/988:004.7/96.30
CostelloFOX9/22/988:304.0/65.78
Death Defying ThrillsNBC9/26/988:003.6/75.20
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB9/22/988:002.7/54.17
Living in CaptivityFOX9/25/988:002.8/54.03
Hyperion BayWB9/21/989:002.8/43.88
Getting PersonalFOX9/25/988:302.8/53.68
Steve Harvey ShowWB9/24/989:002.4/53.18
For Your LoveWB9/24/989:302.2/42.91
Jammie Foxx ShowWB9/24/988:302.2/42.85
The Army ShowWB9/27/9810:001.9/32.52
Malcom & EddieUPN9/21/988:301.7/32.16
MoeshaUPN9/22/988:001.6/32.04
Wayans BrotherWB9/24/988:001.7/32.00

Cable ratings:
SHOWDATENETRATINGHOUSEHOLDS
(millions)
NFL FootballSUN, 8:15pESPN5.95.19
Clinton Grand Jury TestimonyMO, 9:25amCNN4.14.10
World Championship WrestlingMO, 8pTNT3.23.21
WCW WrestlingMO, 9:00pUSA3.23.15
Rugrats Family TreeMO. 8:00pNICK3.13.11
Clinton Testimony CoverageMO, 9aUSA3.13.10
WCW ThunderThu, 9pTNT2.92.92
RugratsTue, 7:30pNICK2.92.92
WWF WrestlingMO,10pUSA2.92.87
World Championship WrestlingMO, 10pTNT2.92.86
NFL Prime TimeSUN, 7:30pUSA2.82.82
RugratsMO, 7:30pNICK2.82.77
Clinton Video TestimonyMO, 1:55pCNN2.72.67
World Championship WrestlingMO, 9:00pTNT2.72.66
Rugrats Family TreeSAT, 8:00pNICK2.62.62

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





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