Saturday, January 4, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 18, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth 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:
ShowNetDateTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
ERNBC10/15/9810:0019.6/3227.87
FriendsNBC10/15/988:0015.7/2724.09
FrasierNBC10/15/989:0015.3/2422.24
Touched by an AngelCBS10/18/988:0013.1/2019.44
Veronica's ClosetNBC10/15/989:3013.5/2119.23
JesseNBC10/15/988:3012.8/1219.21
World Series Game 1FOX10/17/988:0012.3/2318.69
World Series Game 2FOX10/18/987:5212.9/2017.86
MLB ALCS Game 6NBC10/13/988:1312.9/2217.81
Emma's WishCBS10/18/989:0011.7/1816.78
The Drew Carey ShowABC10/14/989:0011.2/1816.14
NFL Monday Night FootballABC10/12/988:2211.7/1915.97
Dharma & GregABC10/14/988:0011.0/1915.89
Home ImprovementABC10/13/988:0010.8/1814.99
JAGCBS10/13/988:0010.3/1614.71
60 MinutesCBS10/18/987:0010.7/1814.46
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS10/12/989:0010.3/1614.37
Diagnosis MurderCBS10/15/989:009.9/1614.34
Spin CityABC10/13/989:0010.3/1614.15
20/20ABC10/16/9810:0010.4/2013.99
20/20ABC10/14/9810:0010.3/1813.59
MLB NLCS Game 5FOX10/12/988:119.5/1613.52
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC10/14/988:309.3/1513.52
World Series PregameFOX10/18/987:309.5/1713.27
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC10/16/989:008.4/1513.20
NFL Sunday PostgameFOX10/18/987:169.6/1713.18
Her Own RulesCBS10/13/989:0010.0/1612.90
Will & GraceNBC10/12/989:309.0/1412.51
The HughleysABC10/13/988:308.9/1412.27
Secret Lives of MenABC10/14/989:308.8/1412.19
Walker, Texas RangerCBS10/17/9810:008.0/1412.15
Boy Meets WorldABC10/16/988:308.0/1512.09
A Will of Their Own pt. 1NBC10/18/988:008.6/1312.03
CosbyCBS10/12/988:008.5/1411.99
Law & OrderNBC10/14/9810:008.7/1511.84
Two of a KindABC10/16/988:007.8/1511.77
20/20ABC10/18/989:008.0/1211.73
Candid CameraCBS10/16/988:307.7/1411.71
Promised LandCBS10/15/988:008.2/1411.61
The PracticeABC10/18/9810:008.3/1311.39
Chicago HopeCBS10/14/9810:008.6/1511.30
King of QueensCBS10/12/988:308.3/1311.22
Dateline NBCNBC10/12/9810:008.7/1411.17
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS10/16/988:007.3/1411.17
Caroline in the CityNBC10/12/989:007.8/1211.15
NFL Monday Night ShowcaseABC10/12/988:167.9/1411.10
Brother's KeeperABC10/16/989:307.2/1311.04
Nash BridgesCBS10/16/9810:007.6/1411.03
Suddenly SusanNBC10/12/988:007.8/1310.77
Dateline NBCNBC10/16/988:007.7/1510.70
Dateline NBCNBC10/14/988:007.9/1310.59
NFL Monday BlastABC10/12/988:007.5/1310.58
PretenderNBC10/17/989:006.9/1210.56
Sports NightABC10/13/989:307.8/1210.48
Martial LawCBS10/17/989:006.5/119.96
ProfilerNBC10/17/9810:006.6/129.91
Conrad BloomNBC10/12/988:306.9/119.89
Wonderful World of DisneyABC10/18/987:005.7/99.85
48 HoursCBS10/15/9810:007.5/129.78
TrinityNBC10/16/989:007.0/139.76
NewsRadioNBC10/14/989:307.2/129.71
3rd Rock from the SunNBC10/14/989:006.9/119.63
The NannyCBS10/14/988:006.9/129.39
Maggie WintersCBS10/14/988:307.0/119.36
Brian BenbenCBS10/12/989:307.0/119.27
Dateline NBCNBC10/18/987:006.7/129.12
LA DoctorsCBS10/12/9810:007.3/129.02
HomicideNBC10/16/9810:006.5/128.99
Guiness World RecordsFOX10/13/989:005.7/98.97
Behind Closed Doors VIABC10/13/9810:006.7/118.71
Early EditionCBS10/17/988:006.1/118.63
AssassinsABC10/15/989:006.1/108.22
To Have and To HoldCBS10/14/989:006.0/107.85
NLCS PregameFOX10/12/988:005.7/107.77
King of the HillFOX10/13/988:005.2/9 7.75
Dawson's CreekWB10/14/988:005.2/97.26
90210, Favorite MomentsFOX10/14/988:005.3/97.13
Buddy FaroCBS10/16/989:004.9/97.09
CharmedWB10/14/989:004.9/86.91
MilleniumFOX10/16/989:004.8/96.88
7th HeavenWB10/12/988:004.7/86.73
Wind on WaterNBC10/17/988:004.8/96.54
Party of FiveFOX10/14/989:004.8/86.47
Vengeance UnlimitedABC10/15/988:004.7/86.29
America's FunniestABC10/17/988:004.3/86.17
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX10/15/988:004.1/76.05
Fantasy IslandABC10/17/989:003.9/75.65
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB10/13/988:003.9/65.46
FelicityWB10/13/989:003.9/65.43
CupidABC10/17/9810:004.1/75.32
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN10/14/989:003.7/65.17
CostelloFOX10/13/988:303.6/65.15
Fox FilesFOX10/15/989:002.9/54.29
Steve Harvey ShowWB10/15/989:003.1/54.15
7 DaysUPN10/14/988:002.9/54.07
Jamie Foxx ShowWB10/15/988:302.9/54.02
Smart GuyWB10/18/988:303.1/53.99
Sister, SisterWB10/18/988:002.9/53.66
For Your LoveWB10/15/989:302.9/53.58
Unhappily Ever AfterWB10/18/989:002.9/43.56
Living in CaptivityFOX10/16/988:002.6/53.53
Wayans BrothersWB10/15/988:002.7/53.44
Hyperion BayWB10/12/989:002.6/43.34
Getting PersonalFOX10/16/988:302.4/43.18
MoeshaUPN10/13/988:002.1/32.61
The Army ShowWB10/18/989:302.1/32.52
Guys Like UsUPN10/12/988:001.8/32.44
CluelessUPN10/13/988:301.9/32.26
The Love BoatUPN10/16/989:001.6/32.23
Malcom & EddieUPN10/12/989:301.5/22.03
LegacyUPN10/16/988:001.6/32.00
DirestaUPN10/12/988:301.5/21.95
Desmond PfeifferUPN10/12/989:001.4/21.89
30-Years-to-LifeUPN10/15/988:001.2/21.69
Mercy PointUPN10/13/989:001.3/21.66

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Pro Football (Thu)ESPN9.55
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT5.87
NASCAR Pepsi 400TNN5.86
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.19
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA5.08
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT5.05
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.89
Wrestling (Thu, 9pm)TBS4.12
Wrestling (Sun, 8pm)USA4.03
"Kiss the Girls"HBO4.03

Cable household ratings:
SHOWDATENETRATINGHOUSEHOLDS
(millions)
NFL REGULAR SEASON LTHURS, 8pESPN7.06.923
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNGMON, 8:00pTNT4.03.966
WWF WRESTLINGMON, 10pUSA3.73.65
WWF WRESTLINGMON, 9:00pUSA3.53.522
NASCAR WINSTON CUPSAT, 8pTNN3.53.435
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNGMON, 10:00pTNT3.33.306
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNGMON 9pTNT3.33.235
WCW THUNDERTHURS, 9pTBS2.82.791
WWF WRESTLINGSUN 7:00pUSA2.82.755
RUGRATSMON, 7:30pNICK2.72.685
PRIME MOVIEMON 9:00pLIF2.62.566
WCW THUNDERTHURS 8pTBS2.52.515
RUGRATSTUES 7:30pNICK2.52.497
RUGRATSWED 7:30pNICK2.52.478
RUGRATSSUN 10aNICK2.52.451

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



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