Thursday, June 17, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 15, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetDayTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
AFC/NFC Hall of Fame GameABC8/9/998:0010.1/1814.75
60 MinutesCBS8/15/997:009.1/1912.34
DatelineNBC8/9/9910:008.4/1410.85
20/20ABC8/11/9910:007.9/1410.54
20/20ABC8/13/9910:007.3/149.85
Movie: DaveCBS8/11/998:307.1/129.75
60 Minutes IICBS8/10/999:007.1/129.69
48 HoursCBS8/12/9910:007.4/149.69
DatelineNBC8/10/9910:007.4/139.57
DatelineNBC8/13/999:006.8/139.13
Movie: The PromiseNBC8/15/999:006.7/129.12
48 HoursCBS8/10/9910:006.7/129.01
World's Most Amazing VideosNBC8/11/999:006.2/118.65
Movie: The Langoliers Pt. 1ABC8/15/999:006.2/118.58
48 HoursCBS8/9/9910:006.7/118.33
NFL Preseaon: Jets/PackersCBS8/14/998:005.8/128.03
DatelineNBC8/11/998:006.0/127.93
You Asked For ItNBC8/15/998:005.5/107.73
America's Most WantedFOX8/14/999:005.2/107.71
David Blaine: Street MagicianABC8/12/999:005.5/107.64
1999 Teen Choice AwardsFOX8/12/998:005.5/107.61
ThanksCBS8/9/998:305.4/97.25
Movie: FearFOX8/11/998:005.4/107.22
Movie: The Adventures of PinocchioABC8/15/997:004.3/87.03
Nightline in PrimetimeABC8/12/9910:005.2/106.89
DatelineNBC8/15/997:005.1/116.76
Candid CameraCBS8/13/998:304.7/96.55
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS8/13/998:004.7/106.51
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC8/12/998:304.5/86.42
Unsolved MysteriesCBS8/13/999:004.4/86.42
Fox FilesFOX8/10/999:004.2/75.95
America's Funniest Home VideosABC8/14/998:003.6/85.87
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC8/12/998:003.8/85.17
The World's FunniestFOX8/15/997:003.5/74.78
The World's FunniestFOX8/13/998:003.3/74.74
Movie StarsWB8/15/999:003.0/53.99
Mad TV PrimetimeFOX8/13/999:002.6/53.32
Katie JoplineWB8/9/999:301.6/31.9

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA7.70
First Daughter (8pm)TBS7.66
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA7.24
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA5.14
First Daughter (10pm)TBS4.23
Wrestling (Thurs, 9pm)TBS4.12
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT4.00
NFL: Giants/VikingsESPN3.81
How Stella Got Groove BackHBO3.59
LegionnaireUSA3.50

Cable household ratings:

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

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