Monday, May 4, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 31, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th 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. Of note, 'Super Bowl XXXIII' averaged a 36.4 A18-49 rating. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDayTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
Super Bowl XXXIIIFOX1/31/996:2540.2/6183.72
Super Bowl PostgunFOX1/31/999:4533.0/4066.40
Super Bowl KickoffFOX1/31/996:0032.5/5662.30
Super Bowl PostgameFOX1/31/999:5022.8/3644.72
Family GuyFOX1/31/9910:2712.6/2122.00
The SimpsonsFOX1/31/9910:5711.5/2119.11
JesseNBC1/28/998:3011.8/1817.08
The Drew Carey ShowABC1/27/999:0010.8/1716.48
20/20ABC1/27/9910:0011.1/1915.61
Shawshank RedemptionCBS1/26/998:0010.7/1715.58
ProvidenceNBC1/29/998:0010.6/1815.28
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC1/27/999:309.3/1414.70
BeckerCBS1/25/999:3010.0/1514.68
20/20ABC1/29/9910:0010.2/1814.64
Diagnosis MurderCBS1/28/998:009.5/1513.80
Dateline NBCNBC1/26/9910:0010.1/1713.47
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC1/29/999:008.7/1513.38
Spin CityABC1/26/999:009.3/1413.23
Dateline NBCNBC1/27/998:009.5/1513.19
CosbyCBS1/25/998:009.0/1413.05
60 Minutes IICBS1/27/999:009.6/1512.98
Dateline NBCNBC1/29/999:009.4/1612.95
TurksCBS1/28/999:008.7/1412.80
America's Most WantedFOX1/30/999:007.5/1312.18
Dateline NBCNBC1/25/9910:008.5/1412.15
60 MinutesCBS1/31/998:008.5/1211.96
Boy Meets WorldABC1/29/998:307.8/1311.94
CopsFOX1/30/998:007.3/1311.71
Magnificent SevenCBS1/29/999:006.9/1210.98
Two of a KindABC1/29/998:007.6/1310.91
HomicideNBC1/29/9910:007.6/1410.67
Party of FiveFOX1/27/999:007.5/1110.46
Sports NightABC1/26/999:307.4/1110.42
LA DoctorsCBS1/25/9910:007.7/1310.39
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX1/27/998:007.3/1210.35
My Last LoveABC1/25/999:007.9/1210.34
Celebrity WeddingsABC1/25/998:007.7/1210.32
48 HoursCBS1/28/9910:007.5/1310.19
48 HoursCBS1/31/997:007.3/1110.08
Candid CameraCBS1/29/998:306.6/119.79
The PJsFOX1/26/998:306.2/109.73
7th HeavenWB1/25/998:006.1/99.48
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX1/28/998:006.5/109.45
Mad About YouNBC1/25/999:006.7/109.29
America's Funniest VideosABC1/30/9910:305.9/118.56
Suddenly SusanNBC1/25/998:006.3/108.48
Caroline in the CityNBC1/25/998:306.2/98.47
King of the HillFOX1/26/998:005.7/98.47
Melrose PlaceFOX1/25/998:005.8/98.15
The PretenderNBC1/30/999:005.2/97.93
America's Funniest VideosNBC1/30/9910:005.3/107.80
Fox FilesFOX1/28/999:005.3/87.79
ABC News SpecialABC1/31/999:005.1/77.30
National GeographicNBC1/30/998:004.9/97.27
NFL All Star Comedy BlitzCBS1/30/998:004.7/96.94
LatelineNBC1/27/999:005.1/86.87
DilbertUPN1/25/998:004.2/66.79
ABC NewsABC1/28/9910:005.4/96.73
WorkingNBC1/25/999:305.0/146.73
Vengeance UnlimitedABC1/28/998:004.6/76.66
Mr. WrongABC1/30/998:004.6/86.38
Encore! Encore!NBC1/27/999:304.5/76.22
Miami Rhapsody (1995)NBC1/31/999:004.6/76.22
Dawson's CreekWB1/27/998:004.3/76.16
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB1/26/998:004.1/65.93
CupidABC1/28/999:004.1/65.77
BrimstoneFOX1/29/998:004.1/75.76
Maggie WintersCBS1/27/998:304.0/65.75
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN1/27/999:004.0/65.74
Clueless (1995)NBC1/31/997:003.9/65.50
FelicityWB1/26/999:003.5/55.05
Jamie Foxx ShowWB1/28/998:303.6/64.88
Wayans BrothersWB1/28/998:003.1/54.07
Muppet Treasure IslandABC1/31/997:002.3/33.87
Hyperion BayWB1/25/999:002.7/43.70
7 DaysUPN1/27/998:002.6/43.59
MoeshaUPN1/26/998:002.4/43.54
Hyperion BayWB1/27/999:002.4/42.85
DirestaUPN1/25/998:301.9/32.85
CluelessUPN1/26/998:301.8/32.56
Alien CargoUPN1/28/998:001.6/32.27

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Wrestling (Sun, 8pm)USA8.90
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA6.51
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT6.03
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.90
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT5.34
Deathbowl 99MTV4.91
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.87
Wrestling (Thurs, 9pm)TBS4.77
Wrestling (Thurs, 8pm)TBS4.60
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA3.94

Cable household ratings:


18-49 ratings:
Show18-49
rat/sh
Super Bowl36.4/
Super Bowl Postgame20.9/
Family Guy11.5/
The Shawshank Redemption6.0/16
Providence5.6/18
Dateline4.7/13
Celebrity Wedding4.2/11
The PJs4.2/11
King of the Hill4.0/11
My Last Love3.7/9
Dilbert3.3/9
7th Heaven3.2/8
Turks2.9/8
Cupid2.9/8
NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz2.0/8
Hyperion Bay1.6/4
Diresta1.4/3

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

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