Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 6, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th 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)
The Christmas WishCBS12/6/989:2416.3/2622.68
60 MinutesCBS12/6/987:2414.7/2321.10
NFL Monday Night FootballABC11/30/988:2214.0/2219.88
Rudolph Red-nosed ReindeerCBS11/30/988:0011.4/1719.63
NYPD BlueABC12/1/9810:0013.6/2318.74
Dateline NBCNBC12/2/989:0012.2/1917.04
The X-FilesFOX12/6/989:0010.0/1517.01
20/20ABC12/4/9810:0011.7/2116.47
Forest GumpABC12/3/988:0010.4/1715.46
Walker, Texas RangerCBS12/5/9810:009.8/1815.05
NFL Monday Night ShowcaseABC11/30/988:169.8/1614.30
Dateline NBCNBC12/4/988:009.2/1713.06
BeckerCBS11/30/989:309.6/1413.03
Dateline NBCNBC11/30/9810:009.9/1612.94
Diagnosis MurderCBS12/3/989:009.1/1412.94
Before He WakesCBS12/1/989:009.7/1612.90
NFL Monday BlastABC11/30/988:008.7/1412.67
Christmas at RockefellerNBC12/2/988:008.9/1412.49
The SimpsonsFOX12/6/988:007.2/1112.38
Winnie the Pooh ChristmasABC12/6/987:006.7/1112.36
20/20ABC12/2/9810:009.6/1612.30
Dateline NBCNBC12/1/9810:009.0/1512.28
Garfield's ChristmasCBS12/2/988:306.8/1111.86
The PracticeABC12/6/9810:006.4/1411.84
Charlie Brown ChristmasCBS12/2/988:007.0/1211.80
Nash BridgesCBS12/4/9810:007.8/1411.80
SEC ChampionshipABC12/5/988:468.3/1611.73
Suddenly SusanNBC11/30/988:308.8/1311.61
Promised LandCBS12/3/988:007.8/1311.41
Sports NightABC12/1/989:308.5/1311.39
That 70s ShowFOX12/6/988:306.4/1011.39
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS12/4/988:007.3/1410.94
Caroline in the CityNBC11/30/989:007.7/1110.92
OutbreakNBC12/6/988:307.1/1110.85
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX12/2/988:007.7/1210.77
Party of FiveFOX12/2/989:007.4/1110.62
Brother's KeeperABC12/4/989:307.2/1310.41
Suddenly SusanNBC11/30/988:007.7/1210.36
20/20ABC12/6/989:007.1/1110.32
Dateline NBCNBC12/6/987:007.3/1210.20
Candid CameraCBS12/4/988:306.8/1210.18
LA DoctorsCBS11/30/9810:007.8/139.96
Guiness World RecordsFOX12/1/989:006.4/109.88
48 HoursCBS12/3/9810:007.9/139.82
Early EditionCBS12/5/988:006.5/129.68
Will & GraceNBC11/30/989:306.8/109.59
HomicideNBC12/4/9810:006.8/129.49
WorkingNBC12/1/989:306.9/119.41
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX12/3/988:006.4/109.27
Boy Meets WorldABC12/4/988:306.6/129.25
King of the HillFOX12/1/988:006.0/109.15
Melrose PlaceFOX11/30/988:006.5/109.03
America's Most WantedFOX12/5/989:006.3/119.03
CopsFOX12/5/988:006.0/118.94
Getting Even with DadNBC12/5/988:004.9/97.55
ProfilerNBC12/5/9810:005.4/107.47
Fox FilesFOX12/3/989:005.3/87.28
Buddy FaroCBS12/4/989:005.0/97.22
Annabelle's WishFOX12/6/987:313.2/56.88
To Have and To HoldCBS12/2/989:004.8/86.74
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN12/2/989:004.1/66.17
People of the CenturyCBS12/2/9810:004.6/86.07
Holding the BabyFOX12/1/988:303.7/65.32
BrimstoneFOX12/4/988:003.8/75.31
Steve Harvey ShowWB12/3/989:002.9/54.17
PiranhaUPN12/3/988:001.9/32.82
Malcom & EddieUPN11/30/988:002.0/32.71
The Army ShowWB12/6/989:301.9/32.44
ReunitedUPN12/1/989:001.4/21.91
America's Greatest PetsUPN12/1/989:301.4/21.83

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Sunday Night FootballESPN8.85
NFL PrimetimeESPN5.93
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.91
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT5.57
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA5.27
Pro Football (Thurs)ESPN4.51
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA4.44
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT4.34
Alien ResurrectionHBO4.29
Wrestling (Thurs, 9pm)TBS4.23

Cable household ratings:


18-49 ratings:
Show18-49
rat/sh
The X-Files9.3/21
NYPD Blue8.9/
Monday Night Football8.2/22
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer7.2/18
Ally McBeal6.7/16
Everybody Loves Raymond5.6/13
King of the Hill4.5/
Fox Files3.5/9
Holding the Baby2.4/

Source: USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times

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