Thursday, January 2, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 4, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third 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. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDateTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
ERNBC10/1/9810:0021.7/3630.63
FriendsNBC10/1/988:0017.4/2925.36
FrasierNBC10/1/989:0017.7/2725.18
Veronica's ClosetNBC10/1/989:3015.7/2421.72
JesseNBC10/1/988:3014.7/2321.62
Touched by an AngelCBS10/4/988:0013.2/2019.44
About SarahCBS10/4/989:0012.9/2017.79
60 MinutesCBS10/4/987:0012.4/2217.29
The Drew Carey ShowABC9/30/989:0011.4/1817.05
Home ImprovementABC9/29/988:0011.7/1916.99
20/20ABC10/2/9810:0012.2/2316.67
Diagnosis MurderCBS10/1/989:0011.0/1715.42
20/20ABC10/4/989:0010.1/1515.41
NFL Monday Night FootballABC9/28/988:2111.1/1815.31
Walker, Texas RangerCBS10/3/9810:0010.2/1915.17
Ally McBealFOX9/28/989:0010.6/1615.03
Dharma & GregABC9/30/988:0010.6/1815.03
Dateline NBCNBC9/29/9810:0011.1/1915.02
JAGCBS9/29/988:009.9/1614.41
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS9/28/989:009.9/1514.07
Dateline NBCNBC9/28/9810:0010.7/1814.01
Promised LandCBS10/1/988:009.8/1613.98
Spin CityABC9/29/989:009.5/1513.89
The HughleysABC9/29/988:309.7/1513.71
Chicago HopeCBS9/30/9810:0010.0/1713.42
The PracticeABC10/4/9810:009.2/1513.25
Eye for an EyeCBS9/29/989:009.4/1613.23
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC10/2/989:008.8/1613.22
Secret Lives of MenABC9/30/989:309.5/1513.07
Just Shoot MeNBC9/29/989:009.7/1513.03
Maggie WintersCBS9/30/988:309.2/1512.91
CosbyCBS9/28/988:009.0/1412.85
King of QueensCBS9/28/988:309.1/1412.67
20/20ABC9/30/9810:009.5/1712.49
Boy Meets WorldABC10/2/988:308.2/1612.42
WorkingNBC9/29/989:308.9/1412.35
Candid CameraCBS10/2/988:308.3/1612.16
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC9/30/988:308.3/1412.08
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS10/2/988:008.4/1711.97
Brother's KeeperABC10/2/989:307.9/1411.80
Mad About YouNBC9/29/988:008.6/1411.63
NBC Baseball PlayoffsNBC9/30/988:108.6/1511.57
MLB Playoffs NL Game 2FOX10/1/988:108.3/1411.51
NannyCBS9/30/988:008.1/1411.51
Martial LawCBS10/3/989:007.6/1411.49
Will & GraceNBC9/28/989:308.1/1211.11
Early EditionCBS10/3/988:007.3/1410.97
Suddenly SusanNBC9/28/988:008.1/1310.90
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX9/30/988:007.1/1210.70
Two of a KindABC10/2/988:007.5/1510.51
Sports NightABC9/29/989:307.5/1210.48
Party of FiveFOX9/30/989:007.4/1210.44
Encore! Encore!NBC9/29/988:307.6/1210.24
MLB Playoffs NL Game 4FOX10/4/987:447.3/1210.24
Caroline in the CityNBC9/28/989:007.3/1110.03
LA DoctorsCBS9/28/9810:007.6/1210.00
NBC Baseball PlayoffsNBC10/2/988:137.3/149.96
To Have and To HoldCBS9/30/989:007.1/119.93
Buddy FaroCBS10/2/989:006.9/139.78
MLB Playoffs AL Game 1FOX9/29/988:107.5/139.69
48 HoursCBS10/1/9810:007.7/139.48
NFL Monday Night ShowcaseABC9/28/988:167.0/129.40
Brian BenbenCBS9/28/989:306.9/109.39
Fantasy IslandABC10/3/989:005.9/119.34
Rob RoyNBC10/4/988:006.2/109.04
NFL Monday BlastABC9/28/988:006.8/129.00
Conrad BloomNBC9/28/988:306.7/108.96
Melrose PlaceFOX9/28/988:006.1/98.11
CupidABC10/3/9810:005.5/108.07
Dateline NBCNBC10/4/987:005.6/107.79
Vengeance UnlimitedABC9/29/9810:005.9/107.78
America's Most WantedFOX10/3/989:005.1/97.75
Vengeance UnlimitedABC10/1/988:005.0/87.16
FelicityWB9/29/989:004.8/87.11
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB9/29/988:004.7/87.06
FuturesportABC10/1/989:004.7/76.45
America's FunniestABC10/3/988:004.3/86.39
3rd Rock from the SunNBC10/2/9810:224.6/95.87
Living in CaptivityFOX10/2/988:003.2/64.60
Unhappily Ever AfterWB10/4/989:003.4/54.53
Steve Harvey ShowWB10/1/989:003.0/54.29
Getting PersonalFOX10/2/988:303.0/64.11
For Your LoveWB10/1/989:302.7/43.91
Jamie Foxx ShowWB10/1/988:302.7/43.88
Sister, SisterWB10/4/988:002.5/43.35
The Army ShowWB10/4/9810:002.5/43.30
Hyperion BayWB9/28/989:002.6/43.28
Wayans BrotherWB10/1/988:002.5/43.27
Malcom & EddieUPN9/28/988:301.6/21.94

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Baseball: Cubs/GiantsESPN8.71
NFL: Chiefs/SeahawksESPN8.66
NFL Postgame SundayESPN8.48
NFL Studio Show SUNESPN7.68
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.33
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA4.68
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT4.65
The PeacemakerHBO4.61
Wrestling (Thu, 9pm)TBS4.35
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.33

Cable household ratings:

18-49 ratings: (shares not available for Friday's or Saturday's programs)
Show18-49
rat/sh
ER16.2/42
Friends13.3/40
Frasier12.9/34
Jesse11.7/32
Veronica's Closet11.6/30
The Drew Carey Show8.9/23
Ally McBeal8.4/20
Home Improvement7.4/22
Dharma & Greg7.1/22
The Secret Lives of Men6.9/18
Spin City6.8/18
Monday Night Football6.6/18
Just Shoot Me6.6/17
Dateline Tuesday6.6/19
The Hughleys6.5/18
20/20 Sunday6.4/15
Working6.1/16
20/20 Friday6.0/
About Sarah5.9/14
Dateline Monday5.8/15
The Practice5.8/15
Chicago Hope5.6/16
Will & Grace5.5/13
Mad About You5.3/16
Sports Night5.2/14
Maggie Winters4.9/14
Walker, Texas Ranger4.8/
Sabrina the Teenage Witch4.7/
Encore! Encore!4.6/13
King of Queens4.5/11
Conrad Bloom4.1/11
Eye for an Eye4.1/11
Brother's Keeper4.1/
Fantasy Island4.1/
MLB Wednesday4.0/12
MLB Thursday4.0/11
Cupid3.9/
JAG3.8/11
The Nanny3.8/12
Kids Say the Darndest Things3.8/
Rob Roy3.8/10
Two of a Kind3.7/
Martial Law3.7/
LA Doctors3.6/9
Vengeance Unlimited3.6/10
Millenium3.6/12
To Have and to Hold3.5/9
Diagnosis Murder3.5/9
Early Edition3.4/
Promised Land3.4/10
Brian Benben Show3.1/7
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2.9/9
Felicity2.8/8
Buddy Faro2.7/
Vengeance Unlimited Thursday2.5/7
Living in Captivity2.3/9
America's Funniest Videos2.2/
Getting Personal2.2/8

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

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