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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

January 12, 1999

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 4-10. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentations. The rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 99.4 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 994,000 households.

1. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 21.7, 21.6 million homes.

2. (2) ``Friends,″ NBC, 17.6, 17.5 million homes.

3. (X) ``Fiesta Bowl: Florida State vs Tennessee,″ ABC, 17.2, 17.1 million homes.

4. (3) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 16.9, 16.8 million homes.

5. (X) ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 15.7, 15.6 million homes.

6. (4) ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 14.7, 14.6 million homes.

7. (X) ``Fox NFC Playoff: Arizona at Minnesota,″ Fox, 14.5, 14.4 million homes.

8. (9) ``Providence,″ NBC, 13.1, 13.0 million homes.

9. ``People’s Choice Awards: 25th Annual,″ CBS, 12.9, 12.8 million homes.

9. (8) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.9, 12.8 million homes.

11. (X) ``Fiesta Bowl: Pregame,″ ABC, 12.8, 12.7 million homes.

12. ``Dateline NBC-Friday,″ NBC, 12.7, 12.6 million homes.

13. (X) ``PJS-Preview,″ Fox, 12.6, 12.5 million homes.

14. (7) ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 12.5, 12.4 million homes.

14. ``The X-Files,″ Fox, 12.5, 12.4 million homes.

16. (10) ``The CBS Movie Special: Sleepless in Seattle,″ CBS, 12.0, 11.9 million homes.

16. ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 12.0, 11.9 million homes.

18. ``20/20-Friday,″ ABC, 11.9, 11.8 million homes.

19. ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 11.8, 11.7 million homes.

20. ``The Simpsons,″ Fox, 11.6, 11.5 million homes.

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