Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 5, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st 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)
NFL Preseason: 49ers/RaidersABC8/30/998:009.1/1612.84
20/20ABC9/1/9910:009.0/1612.10
DatelineNBC8/31/9910:008.5/1511.16
48 HoursCBS8/30/9910:007.7/1310.48
20/20ABC9/3/9910:007.5/1510.26
60 MinutesCBS9/5/997:007.6/1710.26
DatelineNBC8/30/9910:007.6/1310.21
60 Minutes IICBS8/31/999:007.6/1310.19
DatelineNBC9/1/998:007.3/149.73
World's Most Amazing VideosNBC9/1/999:006.8/119.28
48 HoursCBS9/2/9910:006.6/129.17
America's Most WantedFOX9/4/999:005.5/118.63
Movie: The Man Without a FaceCBS9/1/998:306.0/108.50
World's Greatest PetsCBS9/3/999:005.5/118.44
DatelineNBC9/3/998:006.1/138.32
ThanksCBS8/30/998:305.5/97.71
48 HoursCBS8/31/9910:005.5/107.57
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC9/2/998:304.7/87.29
CopsFOX9/4/998:004.0/96.98
Kids Say the Darndest ThingsCBS9/3/998:004.8/106.97
You Asked For ItNBC9/5/998:004.6/96.75
Movie: High School HighFOX9/1/998:004.7/86.74
Candid CameraCBS9/3/998:304.6/96.61
Guiness World RecordsFOX8/31/998:004.7/86.52
John Stossel SpecialABC9/5/999:004.1/86.37
DatelineNBC9/5/997:004.6/106.12
Whose Line is it Anyway?ABC9/2/998:003.9/75.74
WWE SmackdownUPN9/2/998:003.7/75.70
Nightline in PrimetimeABC9/2/9910:004.0/75.59
National Geographic SpecialNBC9/4/998:003.3/74.80
Grown-UpsUPN8/30/999:002.9/54.55
The ParkersUPN8/30/998:302.9/54.49
Fox FilesFOX8/31/999:003.5/64.46
Teen Choice Awards RerunFOX9/3/998:002.9/64.13
The World's FunniestFOX9/5/997:002.6/63.64
Movie: When We Were KingsNBC9/4/999:002.6/53.55
MoeshaUPN8/30/998:002.3/43.35
Summer Music Mania '99UPN8/31/998:002.0/32.80
Katie JoplinWB8/30/999:301.7/32.15

Cable viewership ratings:
ShowNetViewers
(millions)
Star WarsTBS5.35
Wrestling (Mon, 10pm)TNT5.17
Wrestling (Mon, 9pm)TNT4.93
BulworthHBO4.19
Wrestling (Mon, 8pm)TNT4.10
OzHBO3.94
The Real WorldMTV3.76
The SopranosHBO3.19
Ever After (Tue)HBO3.04
Ever After (Sun)HBO3.02

Cable household ratings:

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

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