Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 28, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th 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:
ShowNetDayTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
ERNBC2/25/9910:0020.2/3330.26
FriendsNBC2/25/998:0017.6/2826.02
FrasierNBC2/25/999:0017.7/2725.57
Alice in WonderlandNBC2/28/998:0014.8/2225.32
Grammy AwardsCBS2/24/998:0016.6/2624.88
JesseNBC2/25/998:3015.0/2321.82
Touched by an AngelCBS2/28/998:0014.2/2121.54
Veronica's ClosetNBC2/25/999:3014.3/2219.89
60 MinutesCBS2/28/997:0014.1/2319.86
Home ImprovementABC2/23/998:0012.9/2019.18
And the Beast Goes OnABC2/22/999:0012.5/1918.03
Ally McBealFOX2/22/999:0011.7/1716.94
The X-FilesFOX2/28/999:0010.2/1516.74
Secret Life of Doris Duke pt. 2CBS2/23/999:0012.5/2016.67
JAGCBS2/23/998:0011.1/1716.37
The PracticeABC2/28/9910:0010.9/1815.97
Spin CityABC2/23/999:0010.2/1515.25
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS2/22/999:0010.5/1515.12
The HughleysABC2/23/998:309.9/1514.84
Nash BridgesCBS2/26/9910:009.9/1814.80
Shocking Behavior on TapeFOX2/25/999:0010.0/1514.74
NYPD BlueABC2/23/9910:009.9/1714.42
Behind the MaskCBS2/28/999:0010.2/1614.42
20/20ABC2/22/998:0010.3/1614.34
Walker, Texas RangerCBS2/27/9910:009.4/1714.19
ProvidenceNBC2/26/998:0010.3/1814.18
Dateline NBCNBC2/24/998:009.7/1513.83
Law & OrderNBC2/24/9910:009.9/1613.55
BeckerCBS2/22/999:309.3/1413.31
Just Shoot MeNBC2/23/999:008.8/1313.25
The Drew Carey ShowABC2/24/999:008.7/1313.08
Diagnosis MurderCBS2/25/998:008.8/1412.92
Candid CameraCBS2/26/999:008.4/1412.72
Candid CameraCBS2/26/999:308.3/1412.70
20/20ABC2/28/999:008.6/1212.41
CosbyCBS2/22/998:008.3/1312.40
20/20ABC2/26/9910:008.9/1612.40
The SimpsonsFOX2/28/998:007.6/1112.40
The Nutty ProfessorFOX2/24/998:008.3/1312.35
Dharma & GregABC2/24/998:308.2/1212.15
Surviving Moment of ImpactFOX2/25/998:008.2/1312.14
Dharma & GregABC2/24/998:008.3/1312.12
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC2/26/999:007.7/1312.07
Will & GraceNBC2/23/999:308.1/1211.85
Soap Opera AwardsNBC2/26/999:008.7/1511.81
King of QueensCBS2/22/998:308.1/1211.79
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS2/26/998:308.0/1411.76
That 70s ShowFOX2/28/998:307.3/1011.73
20/20ABC2/24/9910:008.3/1411.69
Martial LawCBS2/27/999:007.3/1311.51
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC2/24/999:307.7/1111.47
Dateline NBCNBC2/23/9910:008.2/1411.16
48 HoursCBS2/22/9910:008.2/1311.08
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS2/26/998:007.7/1411.08
Guiness World RecordsFOX2/23/999:007.2/1111.04
Mad About YouNBC2/22/998:307.4/1111.02
Disney: The Little MermaidABC2/28/997:006.3/1010.66
Two of a KindABC2/26/998:307.0/1210.57
Early EditionCBS2/27/998:006.9/1310.57
PretenderNBC2/27/999:006.7/1210.46
Suddenly SusanNBC2/22/998:007.0/1110.38
7th HeavenWB2/22/998:006.6/1010.30
TurksCBS2/25/999:006.9/1110.26
SevenFOX2/26/998:007.2/1310.25
NewsRadioNBC2/23/998:307.2/1110.15
Brother's KeeperABC2/26/999:306.5/1110.02
Sports NightABC2/23/999:307.2/119.88
48 HoursCBS2/25/9910:007.6/129.86
BorderlineNBC2/22/999:007.0/119.81
Up Close and PersonalABC2/27/998:006.7/129.53
The PJsFOX2/23/998:305.9/99.29
3rd Rock from the SunNBC2/23/998:006.6/109.25
Melrose PlaceFOX2/22/998:006.7/109.23
ProfilerNBC2/27/9910:006.0/118.55
CopsFOX2/27/998:005.7/108.32
America's Most WantedFOX2/27/999:005.9/108.30
King of the HillFOX2/23/998:005.2/87.88
Lance Burton's MagicNBC2/24/999:005.1/87.68
SNL SpecialNBC2/27/998:005.3/107.56
World's FunniestFOX2/28/997:004.5/87.07
Vengeance UnlimitedABC2/25/998:004.4/76.69
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB2/23/998:004.4/76.50
Waiting to ExhaleABC2/25/999:004.9/86.14
CharmedWB2/24/999:003.5/54.98
FelicityWB2/23/999:003.6/54.96
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN2/24/999:003.4/54.85
Sister, SisterWB2/28/998:003.3/54.45
Steve Harvey ShowWB2/25/999:003.2/54.27
Dawson's CreekWB2/24/998:003.2/54.22
Smart GuyWB2/28/998:303.1/44.21
Wayans BrothersWB2/25/998:003.1/54.20
Jamie Foxx ShowWB2/25/998:303.2/54.16
MoeshaUPN2/23/998:003.0/54.01
For Your LoveWB2/25/999:302.7/43.69
Between BrothersUPN2/23/999:302.2/33.22
DilbertUPN2/22/998:002.4/43.13
CluelessUPN2/23/998:302.3/33.03
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneWB2/28/999:002.4/32.99
7 DaysUPN2/24/998:002.1/32.94
Unhappily Ever AfterWB2/28/999:302.4/42.92
Malcolm & EddieUPN2/23/999:002.0/32.88
Hyperion BayWB2/22/999:001.9/32.42
Escape from MarsUPN2/25/998:001.5/22.15
The SentinelUPN2/22/999:001.5/21.99
The Love BoatUPN2/26/999:001.3/21.73
DirestaUPN2/22/998:301.3/21.53
LegacyUPN2/26/998:000.9/21.37

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA6.41
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA6.17
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT5.80
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT5.20
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.82
Sister ActTBS4.58
Wrestling (Thurs, 9pm)TBS4.08
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA4.02
LanskyHBO3.80
RugratsNICK3.73

Cable household ratings (note that the date is wrong, but data is from the week ending Feb. 28):

18-49 ratings:
Show18-49
rat/sh
ER15.3/40
Alice in Wonderland9.8/22
Ally McBeal9.7/22
Home Improvement8.3
And the Beat Goes On8.2/20
The Practice6.8/17
Nash Bridges5.4
Seven4.6
Soap Opera Digest Awards4.2
The Little Mermaid3.9/10

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

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