Thursday, April 23, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 20, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th 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. Please note that household shares were not available for 5 of the programs of this week. A rerun of 'Touched by an Angel' is the lone top 20 performer not included in this chart; it had a 10.5/17 with 16.63 million viewers. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDateTimeRatingViewers
(millions)
ERNBC12/17/9810:0020.5/3429.87
FrasierNBC12/17/989:0016.9/2724.99
FriendsNBC12/17/988:0015.8/2723.67
Veronica's ClosetNBC12/17/989:3014.3/2320.23
JesseNBC12/17/988:3013.3/2219.70
Borrowed HeartsCBS12/20/989:0012.9/2119.61
NYPD BlueABC12/15/9810:0013.1/2218.09
NFL Monday Night FootballABC12/14/988:2211.9/1916.67
JAGCBS12/15/988:0011.1/1816.44
60 MinutesCBS12/20/987:0011.2/2015.99
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS12/14/989:0010.9/1615.89
The Drew Carey ShowABC12/16/989:0010.6/1715.47
Ally McBealFOX12/14/989:0010.5/1615.08
BeckerCBS12/14/989:309.9/1513.90
CosbyCBS12/14/988:009.6/1513.90
The SimpsonsFOX12/20/988:008.6/1413.90
Spin CityABC12/15/989:009.6/1513.70
Just Shoot MeNBC12/15/989:009.7/1513.55
King of QueensCBS12/14/988:309.1/1413.39
Home ImprovementABC12/15/988:009.4/1613.30
Nash BridgesCBS12/18/9810:008.3/1512.78
Diagnosis MurderCBS12/17/989:008.6/1412.70
Dateline NBCNBC12/14/9810:009.4/1612.65
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC12/16/989:308.512.41
Will & GraceNBC12/15/989:308.7/1412.06
The HughleysABC12/15/988:308.4/1412.05
Martial LawCBS12/19/989:007.5/1411.61
Dharma & GregABC12/16/988:008.111.50
Dateline NBCNBC12/16/988:008.3/1411.28
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC12/16/988:307.811.27
Dateline NBCNBC12/15/9810:008.2/1411.21
Sports NightABC12/15/989:308.1/1311.17
Candid CameraCBS12/18/989:307.0/1211.14
ABC News SpecialABC12/16/9810:008.2/1411.07
NFL Monday BlastABC12/14/988:008.111.01
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS12/18/989:006.7/1210.99
20/20ABC12/18/9810:007.5/1210.90
ABC News SpecialABC12/20/989:007.6/1410.87
48 HoursCBS12/17/9810:007.7/1310.69
Suddenly SusanNBC12/14/988:007.9/1210.68
LA DoctorsCBS12/14/9810:008.2/1410.33
Promised LandCBS12/17/988:007.0/1210.28
A Thousand Men & a BabyCBS12/15/989:007.1/1210.06
Chicago HopeCBS12/16/9810:007.6/1310.00
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX12/16/988:006.8/1110.00
NewsRadioNBC12/15/988:307.1/129.97
Early EditionCBS12/19/988:006.7/139.97
World's FunniestFOX12/20/987:366.4/119.77
America's Most WantedFOX12/19/989:006.4/129.75
Party of FiveFOX12/16/989:006.9/119.73
Caroline in the CityNBC12/14/988:307.0/119.69
48 HoursCBS12/16/989:006.9/119.55
Stars on IceNBC12/18/988:006.8/129.53
Mickey's Christmas CarolCBS12/18/988:005.4/109.39
Sense and SensibilityNBC12/20/989:006.6/119.09
3rd Rock from the SunNBC12/16/989:006.4/118.90
Mad About YouNBC12/14/989:006.4/108.67
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC12/19/988:005.5/108.60
7th HeavenWB12/14/988:005.7/98.52
Dateline NBCNBC12/20/987:006.1/118.41
Christmas in WashingtonNBC12/18/9810:006.1/118.32
CopsFOX12/19/988:005.4/108.24
Melrose PlaceFOX12/14/988:005.9/98.20
King of the HillFOX12/15/988:005.1/97.90
Encore! Encore!NBC12/16/989:306.0/97.74
The NannyCBS12/16/988:005.57.58
I Love TroubleABC12/17/989:005.1/87.49
Conrad BloomNBC12/14/989:305.5/87.30
MilleniumFOX12/18/989:004.8/97.19
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB12/15/988:004.3/76.85
Maggie WintersCBS12/16/988:305.1/86.81
Dawson's CreekWB12/16/988:004.5/76.62
Vengeance UnlimitedABC12/17/988:004.6/86.44
The Baby-Sitters ClubABC12/20/987:004.0/76.40
CupidABC12/19/9810:004.3/86.28
CharmedWB12/16/989:004.0/65.99
Greatest Christmas MomentsFOX12/17/988:003.8/65.64
Fantasy IslandABC12/19/989:003.6/75.44
BrimstoneFOX12/18/988:003.8/75.37
FelicityWB12/15/989:003.5/64.98
Holding the BabyFOX12/15/988:303.3/54.81
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN12/16/989:003.4/54.69
Fox FilesFOX12/17/989:003.3/54.68
Steve Harvey ShowWB12/17/989:003.0/54.49
Mariah CareyUPN12/15/989:003.0/54.31
Jamie Foxx ShowWB12/17/988:303.0/54.24
For Your LoveWB12/17/989:302.6/83.80
Wayans BrothersWB12/17/988:002.7/53.73
MoeshaUPN12/15/988:002.8/53.59
7 DaysUPN12/16/988:002.3/43.43
CluelessUPN12/15/988:302.5/43.30
LegacyUPN12/18/988:001.5/32.11
Out ThereUPN12/17/988:001.3/21.69
The Love BoatUPN12/18/989:001.3/21.66

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Sunday Night FootballESPN10.60
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA5.93
Larry King Live (Wed)CNN5.84
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.54
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT5.30
Lethal WeaponTBS5.25
Strike Against IraqCNN5.24
CNN News (Wed, 10pm)CNN5.12
Wrestling (Thurs, 9pm)TBS4.91
NFL PrimetimeESPN4.42

Cable household ratings:


18-49 ratings:
Show18-49
rat/sh
NYPD Blue8.1/23
Monday Night Football7.1/19
Just Shoot Me6.6/18
Whose Line is it Anyway?6.6/16
Will & Grace5.9/16
Suddenly Susan5.1/14
Sports Night4.9/13
NewsRadio4.6/13
Caroline in the City4.5/12
Mad About You4.2/10
JAG 4.2/12
3rd Rock from the Sun3.7/11
Conrad Bloom3.6/9
Encore! Encore!3.1/8
7th Heaven2.9/8
Felicity2.1/6
Mariah Carey: Around the World1.8/5
Clueless1.2/3

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

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