Thursday, July 2, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 16, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th 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)
ERNBC5/13/9910:0018.9/3127.53
Joan of Arc, pt. 1CBS5/16/999:0015.2/2423.37
FrasierNBC5/13/999:0015.6/2521.49
FriendsNBC5/13/998:0014.8/2621.28
Touched by an AngelCBS5/16/998:0013.4/2320.39
Mad About YouNBC5/13/999:3013.8/2219.39
Will & GraceNBC5/13/998:3013.0/2118.14
Atomic Train, pt. 1NBC5/16/999:0011.3/1716.67
Ally McBealFOX5/10/999:0011.4/1716.33
The X-FilesFOX5/16/999:009.4/1415.86
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS5/10/999:0010.4/1615.09
Law & OrderNBC5/12/9910:0010.8/1815.06
60 MinutesCBS5/16/997:0011.1/2214.95
Three SecretsCBS5/11/999:0010.5/1714.31
20/20ABC5/14/9910:0010.4/1814.24
Double PlatinumABC5/16/999:0010.0/1614.22
Dateline NBCNBC5/11/9910:0010.3/1713.87
BeckerCBS5/10/999:309.6/1413.86
NYPD BlueABC5/11/9910:009.9/1613.83
Walker, Texas RangerCBS5/15/9910:009.1/1713.44
To Love, Honor, and BetrayCBS5/12/999:0010.2/1613.15
JAGCBS5/11/998:009.4/1613.10
Family GuyFOX5/16/998:307.9/1313.10
Home ImprovementABC5/11/998:009.2/1613.04
The Drew Carey ShowABC5/12/999:009.1/1412.96
The SimpsonsFOX5/16/998:008.0/1412.51
Nash BridgesCBS5/14/9910:008.1/1412.45
King of QueensCBS5/10/998:308.7/1412.43
Hunt for Unicorn Killer, pt. 2NBC5/10/999:009.0/1412.33
ProvidenceNBC5/14/998:009.1/1812.28
48 HoursCBS5/13/9910:009.3/1512.20
Most Amazing VideosNBC5/12/999:008.6/1312.13
Diagnosis MurderCBS5/13/999:008.7/1412.05
Just Shoot MeNBC5/11/999:008.6/1411.66
3rd Rock from the SunNBC5/11/999:308.3/1311.50
CosbyCBS5/10/998:008.3/1411.43
Dharma & GregABC5/12/998:008.0/1411.38
Dateline NBCNBC5/14/999:008.8/1611.38
Spin CityABC5/11/999:007.9/1311.31
LA DoctorsCBS5/10/9910:008.4/1411.30
The NannyCBS5/12/998:008.1/1411.11
20/20ABC5/12/9910:008.4/1411.04
Walker, Texas RangerCBS5/15/999:007.4/1410.69
The Norm ShowABC5/12/999:307.7/1210.67
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC5/14/999:007.0/1310.55
Dateline NBCNBC5/12/998:007.5/1310.33
The HughleysABC5/11/998:307.0/1210.30
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC5/12/998:307.1/129.95
Promised LandCBS5/13/998:007.3/129.87
Father of the Bride (1991)ABC5/16/997:006.3/119.81
HomicideNBC5/14/9910:007.3/139.78
Surprise, Surprise, SurpriseCBS5/14/999:006.6/129.46
20/20ABC5/10/998:006.9/119.44
Party of FiveFOX5/12/999:006.9/119.15
Dateline NBCNBC5/16/998:306.5/119.03
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS5/14/998:006.2/138.85
Candid CameraCBS5/14/998:306.2/128.84
The PJsFOX5/11/999:005.6/98.82
Brother's KeeperABC5/14/999:305.7/108.82
Early EditionCBS5/15/998:006.5/138.82
Outrage in Glen RidgeABC5/10/999:006.7/108.62
Boy Meets WorldABC5/14/998:306.1/118.47
FuturamaFOX5/11/998:305.4/98.45
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX5/12/998:006.1/108.21
The Rock (1996)ABC5/13/998:006.1/107.93
America's Most WantedFOX5/15/999:005.7/117.88
Melrose PlaceFOX5/10/998:005.8/107.84
ProfilerNBC5/15/9910:005.5/107.51
7th HeavenWB5/10/998:005.4/97.50
Mad About YouNBC5/10/998:305.6/97.50
Suddenly SusanNBC5/10/998:005.6/107.43
King of the HillFOX5/11/998:004.7/87.24
CopsFOX5/15/998:004.7/106.53
MilleniumFOX5/14/999:004.3/86.30
Dawson's CreekWB5/12/998:004.6/86.17
World's FunniestFOX5/16/997:004.2/86.11
CharmedWB5/12/999:004.0/65.56
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB5/11/998:003.8/65.22
America's Funniest VideosABC5/15/998:003.4/75.20
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN5/12/999:003.3/54.76
Dave Barlia: Extreme StuntmanNBC5/15/998:003.5/74.70
Steve Harvey ShowWB5/13/999:003.1/54.50
For Your LoveWB5/13/999:303.1/54.47
FelicityWB5/11/999:003.2/54.26
Smart GuyWB5/16/998:303.1/53.95
Jamie Foxx ShowWB5/13/998:302.7/43.77
Wayans BrothersWB5/13/998:002.3/43.07
Sister, SisterWB5/16/998:002.4/43.05
MoeshaUPN5/11/998:002.2/43.04
CluelessUPN5/11/998:302.1/42.98
7 DaysUPN5/12/998:002.2/42.98
DilbertUPN5/10/998:002.1/42.95
Malcolm & EddieUPN5/11/999:001.8/32.45
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneWB5/16/999:001.9/32.32
Unhappily Ever AfterWB5/16/999:301.8/32.19
Survivor (1999)UPN5/13/998:001.5/32.16
Home MoviesUPN5/10/998:301.3/21.83
The SentinelUPN5/10/999:001.2/21.73
America's Greatest PetsUPN5/14/998:001.3/31.52
America's Greatest PetsUPN5/14/998:301.1/21.31
The Love BoatUPN5/14/999:001.1/31.30

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA9.58
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA8.71
NBA Playoffs (Fri)TNT4.52
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA4.38
A Perfect MurderHBO4.20
NBA Playoffs (Thu)TNT3.59
Walker, Texas RangerUSA3.43
NBA Playoffs (Wed)TNT3.35
Hey, Arnold!NICK3.15
NBA Playoffs (Mon)TBS3.14

Cable household ratings: (note: the date in the chart is wrong, but the data is from the w/e May 16)

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

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