Friday, May 15, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 21, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. Cable viewership (persons 2+) was not available this week, but household data was available, as usual, for the top 15 shows. Viewership to 2-decimal places was only available for the top 86 shows. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDayTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
ERNBC2/18/9910:0023.8/3735.70
FriendsNBC2/18/998:0019.0/2929.31
FrasierNBC2/18/999:0018.8/2827.74
JesseNBC2/18/998:3015.9/2424.14
Veronica's ClosetNBC2/18/999:3015.6/2322.34
Touched by an AngelCBS2/21/998:0014.0/2121.09
60 MinutesCBS2/21/997:0014.9/2521.00
Storm of the Century, pt. 3ABC2/18/999:0012.0/1819.17
Mr. Holland's OpusABC2/15/999:0012.2/1918.93
Secret Life of Duke, pt. 1CBS2/21/999:0014.3/2218.81
JAGCBS2/16/998:0011.6/1817.22
The X-FilesFOX2/21/999:0010.1/1516.91
20/20ABC2/17/9910:0011.9/2016.74
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS2/15/999:0011.5/1716.70
Dateline NBCNBC2/16/9910:0012.2/2016.50
The Drew Carey ShowABC2/17/999:0010.4/1616.34
Home ImprovementABC2/16/998:0010.6/1715.76
Law & OrderNBC2/17/9910:0011.2/1915.63
Walker, Texas RangerCBS2/20/9910:0010.0/1915.23
Ally McBealFOX2/15/999:0010.3/1515.13
BeckerCBS2/15/999:3010.5/1514.92
NYPD BlueABC2/16/9910:0010.8/1814.88
Eraser (1996)NBC2/21/998:309.9/1514.81
The PracticeABC2/21/9910:0010.2/1614.68
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC2/17/999:309.3/1414.65
The SimpsonsFOX2/21/998:006.7/1314.64
Dharma & GregABC2/17/998:009.9/1614.63
ProvidenceNBC2/19/998:0010.1/1814.63
Shocking Medical VideosFOX2/18/999:009.4/1414.58
Disney: CinderellaABC2/21/997:009.3/1414.55
Spin CityABC2/16/999:009.9/1514.42
Dateline NBCNBC2/19/999:0010.2/1714.25
That 70s ShowFOX2/21/998:308.2/1214.09
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC2/17/998:309.3/1513.97
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC2/19/999:008.9/1513.96
20/20ABC2/19/9910:0010.0/1813.89
King of QueensCBS2/15/998:309.3/1413.72
Just Shoot MeNBC2/16/999:009.4/1413.45
CosbyCBS2/15/998:009.1/1413.20
Candid CameraCBS2/19/998:308.6/1513.12
HomicideNBC2/19/9910:009.4/1712.93
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS2/19/998:008.7/1612.92
The HughleysABC2/16/998:308.8/1412.86
Diagnosis MurderCBS2/18/998:008.9/1412.53
God's New PlanCBS2/16/999:009.0/1412.29
60 Minutes IICBS2/17/999:008.7/1312.09
To Serve and Protect pt. 2NBC2/15/999:008.2/1311.80
Will & GraceNBC2/16/999:308.3/1311.75
Brother's KeeperABC2/19/999:307.5/1311.75
Boy Meets WorldABC2/19/998:307.7/1311.73
World's Deadliest StormsABC2/18/998:007.7/1211.71
Martial LawCBS2/20/999:007.8/1411.69
Early EditionCBS2/20/998:007.7/1411.58
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX2/18/998:007.6/1211.54
Evidence of Aliens?NBC2/17/998:007.9/1211.39
Nash BridgesCBS2/19/9910:007.7/1411.29
Guiness World RecordsFOX2/16/999:007.0/1111.25
20/20ABC2/15/998:008.2/1310.94
LA DoctorsCBS2/15/9910:008.6/1410.88
7th HeavenWB2/15/998:006.5/1010.65
Two of a KindABC2/19/998:007.0/1310.59
48 HoursCBS2/18/9910:007.9/1210.44
Dateline NBCNBC2/15/998:007.3/1110.21
NewsRadioNBC2/16/998:307.5/1210.03
Tara LipinskiCBS2/17/998:007.2/129.99
Party of FiveFOX2/17/999:007.0/119.85
PretenderNBC2/20/999:006.6/119.64
3rd Rock from the SunNBC2/16/998:007.1/119.30
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX2/17/998:006.8/119.26
TurksCBS2/18/999:006.6/109.22
CopsFOX2/20/998:005.9/119.20
Chicago HopeCBS2/17/9910:006.7/119.16
ProfilerNBC2/20/9910:006.3/129.12
The PJsFOX2/16/998:305.5/99.07
Magnificent SevenCBS2/19/999:006.0/108.93
America's Most WantedFOX2/20/999:005.7/108.60
King of the HillFOX2/16/998:005.4/98.52
Melrose PlaceFOX2/15/998:005.8/98.20
World's FunniestFOX2/21/997:004.9/88.13
NBA BasketballNBC2/21/995:555.5/107.50
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN2/17/998:004.7/77.43
Best Game Show ParodiesABC2/20/998:004.9/97.37
SNL SpecialNBC2/20/998:005.0/97.28
Dawson's CreekWB2/17/998:004.8/86.93
Love American StyleABC2/20/9910:004.2/86.21
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB2/16/998:004.1/65.93
MilleniumFOX2/19/999:004.0/75.6
FelicityWB2/16/999:003.9/65.5
CharmedWB2/17/999:003.8/65.5
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneWB2/21/999:003.0/44.0
DilbertUPN2/15/998:002.7/43.9
MoeshaUPN2/16/998:002.8/43.8
Jamie Foxx ShowWB2/18/998:302.9/43.8
Steve Harvey ShowWB2/18/999:002.9/43.7
Sister, SisterWB2/21/998:003.4/53.6
For Your LoveWB2/18/999:302.7/43.5
Wayans BrothersWB2/18/998:002.7/43.4
Unhappily Ever AfterWB2/21/999:302.8/43.4
Smart GuyWB2/21/998:303.3/53.3
CluelessUPN2/16/998:302.2/32.9
Between BrothersUPN2/16/999:301.9/32.4
Hyperion BayWB2/15/999:001.9/32.3
The SentinelUPN2/15/999:001.6/22.3
Malcolm & EddieUPN2/16/999:001.8/32.3
Last Man on Planet EarthUPN2/18/998:001.6/22.3
The Love BoatUPN2/19/999:001.5/32.0
DirestaUPN2/15/998:302.7/41.9
LegacyUPN2/19/998:001.2/21.7

Cable household ratings:


18-49 ratings:
Show18-49
rat/sh
ER18.1/41
Frasier14.0/32
Ally McBeal9.1/21
Storm of the Century, pt. 29.0/21
Storm of the Century, pt. 38.7/20
20/20-Wednesday7.3/20
World's Most Shocking Medical Videos7.0/16
Dateline-Tuesday6.9/19
Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place6.8/18
Spin City6.6/17
NYPD Blue6.6/18
Providence5.4/17
JAG4.5/12
Confirmation4.3/11
To Serve and Protect4.2/10
Star Trek: Voyager3.8/10
7th Heaven3.4/9
Martial Law3.4
Tara Lipinski Skating Special1.9/5
Dilbert1.8/5

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

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