Friday, April 24, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 27, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th 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:
ShowNetDateTimeRatingViewers
(millions)
NFL Monday Night FootballABC12/21/988:2216.3/2723.76
60 MinutesCBS12/27/987:3114.4/2520.36
NFL Monday Night ShowcaseABC12/21/988:1611.1/1916.06
Barbara Walters PresentsABC12/22/9810:0010.1/1714.63
Final DescentCBS12/27/989:309.5/1714.46
NFL Monday BlastABC12/21/988:009.7/1713.86
I'll Be Home for ChristmasCBS12/22/989:009.2/1513.39
Dateline NBCNBC12/21/9810:009.6/1613.25
I.Q.NBC12/27/989:008.3/1412.79
BeckerCBS12/21/989:308.9/1412.52
20/20ABC12/25/9810:007.6/1611.54
Dateline NBCNBC12/23/988:007.8/1410.97
King of QueensCBS12/21/988:307.3/1210.89
20/20ABC12/27/989:007.2/1210.81
Dateline NBCNBC12/22/9810:008.2/1410.72
20/20ABC12/23/9810:007.4/1310.68
WorkingNBC12/22/988:306.5/119.25
The Indian in the CupboardABC12/27/987:005.3/99.19
Melrose PlaceFOX12/21/988:006.2/108.26
International Dance ChampNBC12/26/9810:005.1/107.58
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC12/25/988:004.5/107.33
Free Willy 2NBC12/27/987:004.7/87.15
World's FunniestFOX12/22/988:304.8/87.11
Encore! Encore!NBC12/23/989:304.8/86.80
Conrad BloomNBC12/21/989:305.0/86.61
Holiday in Your HeartABC12/24/989:004.3/106.44
Vengeance UnlimitedABC12/24/988:003.9/106.06
Caroline in the CityNBC12/21/988:305.9/96.04
American Red CrossCBS12/24/988:003.6/95.74
Fantasy IslandABC12/26/989:003.8/75.69
World's Incredible AnimalsFOX12/24/988:003.4/95.43
Munster's Scary ChristmasFOX12/25/988:002.7/74.62
Fox FilesFOX12/24/989:002.7/64.15
America's Greatest PetsUPN12/22/989:001.7/32.47
DirestaUPN12/21/989:301.6/32.26
Guys Like UsUPN12/21/988:301.5/22.20

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Monday Night FootballESPN10.60
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.30
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT5.00
Garden of Good/EvilHBO4.79
NFL PrimetimeESPN4.48
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA4.35
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA4.34
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT4.22
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.21
Oahu BowlESPN3.90

Cable household ratings:
SHOWNETDAYRATINGHOUSEHOLDS
(millions)
NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN Sun 7.37.257
WWF WRESTLING USA Mon 3.83.757
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNG TNT Mon 3.53.499
WWF WRESTLING USA Mon 3.33.325
NFL PRIME TIME L ESPN Sun 3.33.254
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REG SEASON L ESPN Tue 3.02.965
WWF WRESTLING USA Sun 2.92.877
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNG TNT Mon 2.82.824
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNG TNT Mon 2.72.684
RUGRATS NICK Mon 2.62.614
OAHU BOWL L ESPN Mon 2.52.532
RUGRATS NICK Tue 2.52.524
S KENAN & KEL CHRISTMAS NICK Tue 2.52.462
RUGRATS NICK Thu 2.52.445
INSIGHT.COM BOWL L ESPN Sat 2.32.312

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

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