Thursday, April 23, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 13, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th 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:
ShowNetDateTimeRating/
Share
Viewers
(millions)
ERNBC12/10/9810:0021.1/3529.97
FrasierNBC12/10/989:0015.7/2523.64
FriendsNBC12/10/988:0015.7/2623.03
NFL Monday Night FootballABC12/7/988:2115.4/2521.74
Veronica's ClosetNBC12/10/989:3014.4/2320.92
Touched by an AngelCBS12/13/988:0013.4/2120.38
JesseNBC12/10/988:3013.0/2119.14
Grace and GlorieCBS12/13/989:0012.7/2018.46
NYPD BlueABC12/8/9810:0013.0/2217.77
The X-FilesFOX12/13/989:0010.6/1617.35
Home ImprovementABC12/8/988:0011.2/1816.13
The Drew Carey ShowABC12/9/989:0010.9/1716.09
Walker, Texas RangerCBS12/12/9810:0010.2/1915.95
Christmas in my HometownCBS12/8/989:0010.8/1815.82
Everybody Loves RaymondCBS12/7/989:0010.8/1615.21
Dharma & GregABC12/9/988:0010.6/1815.11
BeckerCBS12/7/989:3010.4/1514.41
NFL Monday Night ShowcaseABC12/7/988:159.9/1714.00
Frosty ReturnsCBS12/11/988:307.4/1313.85
60 MinutesCBS12/13/987:0010.0/1713.75
Dateline NBCNBC12/7/9810:0010.2/1713.58
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC12/9/989:309.1/1413.51
Law & OrderNBC12/9/9810:0010.1/1713.49
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchABC12/11/989:008.5/1513.40
Spin CityABC12/8/989:009.4/1513.38
Dateline NBCNBC12/9/988:009.5/1613.22
Two Guys, Girl & Pizza PlaceABC12/9/988:308.9/1413.01
Frosty the SnowmanCBS12/11/988:007.3/1412.94
20/20ABC12/11/9810:008.8/1612.67
The HughleysABC12/8/988:308.9/1412.65
Kathie Lee's ChristmasCBS12/11/9810:008.3/1512.47
Snowden on IceCBS12/11/989:007.7/1412.46
NFL Monday BlastABC12/7/988:008.9/1512.39
That 70s ShowFOX12/13/988:307.6/1212.29
The PracticeABC12/13/9810:008.7/1412.01
Boy Meets WorldABC12/11/988:307.9/1511.90
Brother's KeeperABC12/11/989:307.4/1311.68
Just Shoot MeNBC12/8/989:008.2/1311.66
The TempestNBC12/13/989:007.5/1211.55
HomicideNBC12/11/9810:008.1/1511.53
20/20ABC12/9/9810:008.9/1511.51
Sports NightABC12/8/989:308.0/1311.38
Billboard Music AwardsFOX12/7/988:007.6/1211.36
Martial LawCBS12/12/989:007.1/1311.26
Two of a KindABC12/11/988:007.4/1410.97
Wonderful World of DisneyABC12/13/987:007.1/1110.93
Dateline NBCNBC12/8/9810:008.3/1410.73
A Champion's FightNBC12/7/988:008.5/1310.53
Dateline NBCNBC12/11/988:007.8/1510.49
20/20ABC12/13/989:007.7/1110.41
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX12/10/988:006.8/1110.33
Story of Santa ClausCBS12/10/988:006.4/1010.25
LA DoctorsCBS12/7/9810:008.1/1310.19
Chicago HopeCBS12/9/9810:007.9/1310.11
Year Without SantaCBS12/12/988:005.9/1110.11
Party of FiveFOX12/9/989:006.9/1110.01
Beverly Hills, 90210FOX12/9/988:007.0/129.98
World's FunniestFOX12/13/987:366.2/109.17
WorkingNBC12/8/989:306.6/119.05
3rd Rock from the SunNBC12/9/989:006.4/108.98
Dateline NBCNBC12/13/987:006.6/118.97
Diagnosis MurderCBS12/10/989:006.4/108.87
The PretenderNBC12/12/989:006.1/118.79
NewsRadioNBC12/9/989:306.4/108.55
48 HoursCBS12/10/9810:006.6/118.49
Fox FilesFOX12/10/989:005.8/98.41
ProfilerNBC12/12/9810:005.8/118.25
America's Most WantedFOX12/12/989:005.6/107.78
To Have and To HoldCBS12/9/989:005.7/97.24
MilleniumFOX12/11/989:004.4/86.78
Maggie WintersCBS12/9/988:305.1/86.71
America's FunniestABC12/12/988:004.3/86.52
When You BelieveNBC12/13/988:004.6/76.44
Vengeance UnlimitedABC12/10/988:004.4/76.34
Buffy the Vampire SlayerWB12/8/988:004.2/76.32
ABC News SpecialABC12/10/989:004.7/86.01
Star Trek: VoyagerUPN12/9/989:004.2/76.00
BrimstoneFOX12/11/988:003.8/75.78
Fantasy IslandABC12/12/989:003.2/64.66
Holding the BabyFOX12/8/988:303.0/154.60
CupidABC12/12/9810:003.2/64.35
Smart GuyWB12/13/988:302.9/44.33
Unhappily Ever AfterWB12/13/989:003.0/44.13
Sister, SisterWB12/13/988:002.6/43.67
Wayans BrothersWB12/10/988:002.7/53.48
The Army ShowWB12/13/989:302.1/32.82
LegacyUPN12/8/989:001.4/21.91

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Sunday Night FootballESPN11.60
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA5.89
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT5.50
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA5.33
NFL PrimetimeESPN5.07
Wrestling (Thurs, 9pm)TBS4.90
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA4.52
SwitchbackHBO4.50
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT4.39
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.23

Cable household ratings:
SHOWNETDAYRATINGHOUSEHOLDS
(millions)
NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN Sun 8.28.200
WWF WRESTLING USA Mon 3.93.919
WWF WRESTLING USA Mon 3.83.796
NFL PRIME TIME L ESPN Sun 3.73.657
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNG TNT Mon 3.63.579
WCW THUNDER TBS Thu 3.33.301
NFL SPORTSCENTER L ESPN Sun 2.92.923
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNG TNT Mon 2.92.909
WORLD CHAMPIONSHP WRSTLNG TNT Mon 2.92.861
WWF WRESTLING USA Sun 2.82.822
RUGRATS NICK Tue 2.72.675
WCW THUNDER TBS Thu 2.72.669
RUGRATS NICK Wed 2.62.601
S RUGRATS CHANUKAH(S)-12/12/1998 NICK Sat 2.62.547
RUGRATS NICK Sat 2.52.472

18-49 ratings:
Show18-49
rat/sh
Monday Night Football9.2/25
NYPD Blue8.2/23
Home Improvement6.6/20
Billboard Music Awards5.4/14
Grace and Glorie5.1/13
Becker5.0/12
Everybody Loves Raymond5.0/12
Christmas in my Hometown4.8/13
The Tempest4.5/11
3rd Rock from the Sun3.8/11
Prince of Egypt2.6/7
Legacy0.8/2

Source: USA Today, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and Zap2it

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