Saturday, June 19, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 22, 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 first chart includes household (HH) ratings and viewership (in millions) for all first-run broadcast programs. The second charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Broadcast ratings:
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/22/999:009.4/1515.00
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/20/999:308.7/1712.81
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/19/998:308.6/1612.51
60 MinutesCBS8/22/997:008.8/1811.62
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/18/998:308.0/1411.51
Movie: To Sir, With Love Pt. 2CBS8/22/999:008.3/1411.16
Movie: The Langoliers Pt. 2ABC8/16/999:007.3/1210.72
48 HoursCBS8/19/9910:007.4/1310.55
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/17/998:307.7/1410.54
Movie: Gone in the Night Pt. 2CBS8/18/999:007.5/1310.48
60 Minutes IICBS8/17/999:007.7/1310.29
David Blaine: Magic ManABC8/19/999:006.8/1210.19
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/16/998:307.2/139.99
World's Most Amazing VideosNBC8/18/999:006.3/118.98
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABC8/21/998:305.9/128.88
Movie: The FrightenersFOX8/18/998:005.8/108.73
48 HoursCBS8/16/9910:005.9/107.94
America's Most WantedFOX8/21/999:005.5/117.90
Movie: The Amazing Panda AdventureABC8/22/997:004.7/97.76
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC8/19/998:005.2/107.60
Nightline in PrimetimeABC8/19/9910:004.9/96.82
Fox FilesFOX8/17/999:004.7/86.61
Candid CameraCBS8/20/999:304.1/86.46
World's Wildest Police VideosFOX8/19/998:004.3/86.36
You Asked For ItNBC8/22/998:004.4/86.25
America's Funniest Home VideosABC8/21/998:004.2/96.17
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS8/20/999:004.0/85.93
Movie: Black SheepABC8/21/999:003.9/85.80
The World's FunniestFOX8/20/998:003.7/84.94
The World's FunniestFOX8/22/997:002.9/64.34
Source Hip-Hop AwardsUPN8/20/998:002.5/54.00
Mad TV PrimetimeFOX8/20/999:002.2/53.50
Katie JoplinWB8/16/999:301.5/21.87
Teen Files: DrinkingUPN8/19/998:001.4/31.76
Teen Files: SmokingUPN8/19/999:001.2/21.68

Cable viewership ratings:
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)USA7.50
You Know My NameTNT7.01
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)USA6.89
Au PairFOX6.29
Wrestling (Sun, 7pm)USA5.03
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT4.43
NFL: Seahawks/49ersESPN4.30
Introducing Dorothy DandridgeHBO4.10
Prince of Broken HeartLIFE4.01
NFL: Patriots/CowboysESPN3.93

Cable household ratings:

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

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