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Prime-time Nielsen ratings

August 20, 1997

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Aug. 11-17. Top 10 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 97 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 970,000 households.

1. (1) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 12.9, 12.5 million homes

2. (10) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.3, 11.9 million homes

3. (10) ``20/20,″ ABC, 11.8, 11.4 million homes

4. (16) ``Dateline NBC,″ (Monday) NBC, 11.7, 11.3 million homes

5. (2) ``ER,″ NBC, 11.5, 11.1 million homes

6. ``3rd Rock From The Sun,″ NBC, 11.0, 10.7 million homes

7. (13) ``Dateline NBC,″ (Tuesday) NBC, 10.8, 10.5 million homes

8. (9) ``Touched By An Angel,″ CBS, 10.4, 10.1 million homes

9. (5) ``Friends,″ NBC, 9.9, 9.6 million homes

10. (8) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 9.5, 9.2 million homes

11. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Friday) NBC, 9.4, 9.1 million homes

11. ``Men Behaving Badly,″ NBC, 9.4, 9.1 million homes

13. ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 8.9, 8.6 million homes

13. (25) ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ ABC, 8.9, 8.6 million homes

13. (12) ``Primetime Live,″ ABC, 8.9, 8.6 million homes

16. (15) ``CBS Sunday Movie: The Price of Heaven,″ CBS, 8.7, 8.4 million homes

17. ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 8.5, 8.2 million homes

18. (16) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 8.4, 8.1 million homes

18. (19) ``Spin City,″ ABC, 8.4, 8.1 million homes

20. ``Law And Order,″ CBS, 8.3, 8.0 million homes

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21. ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 8.2

21. (X) ``Holyfield vs Tyson II,″ ABC, 8.2

23. ``48 Hours,″ (Wednesday) CBS, 8.0

24. ``NBC Sunday Night Movie: Someone She Knows,″ NBC, 7.9

24. (X) ``NFL Pre-Season Football: Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh,″ ABC, 7.9

26. ``Turning Point,″ ABC, 7.7

27. ``Ellen,″ ABC, 7.5

27. ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 7.5

29. ``Cybill,″ CBS, 7.4

30. ``Cosby,″ CBS, 7.3

30. ``NBC Movie Of The Week: Beauty’s Revenge,″ NBC, 7.3

30. ``Wings,″ NBC, 7.3

33. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ CBS, 7.2

34. ``X-Files,″ Fox, 7.0

35. ``Caroline In The City,″ (Monday) NBC, 6.9

35. ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 6.9

35. ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 6.9

35. ``Newsradio,″ NBC, 6.9

35. ``Simpsons,″ Fox, 6.9

40. ``CBS Tuesday Movie: Dazzle Pt. 2 of 2,″ CBS, 6.8

40. ``King Of The Hill,″ Fox, 6.8

42. ``Murphy Brown,″ (Monday) CBS, 6.7

43. ``Chicago Hope,″ CBS, 6.6

43. ``Sabrina-Teenage Witch,″ ABC, 6.6

45. ``Suddenly Susan,″ (Monday) NBC, 6.5

46. ``Nanny,″ CBS, 6.4

46. ``3rd Rock From The Sun,″ NBC, 6.4

48. ``Early Edition,″ CBS, 6.3

48. ``Fired Up,″ NBC, 6.3

48. ``Jag,″ CBS, 6.3

51. ``Grace Under Fire,″ ABC, 6.2

51. ``Unsolved Mysteries,″ NBC, 6.2

53. ``Newsradio,″ (Sunday) NBC, 6.1

53. ``Spin City,″ (Wednesday) ABC, 6.1

53. ``Step By Step,″ ABC, 6.1

56. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 6.0

56. ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 6.0

56. ``Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,″ ABC, 6.0

56. ``Nash Bridges,″ CBS, 6.0

60. (X) ``World’s Funniest Animal Outtakes,″ Fox, 5.9

61. ``ABC Sunday Night Movie (French Silk),″ ABC, 5.7

61. ``Cops 2,″ (Boston) Fox, 5.7

63. ``Boy Meets World,″ ABC, 5.8

64. ``America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back,″ Fox, 5.5

64. ``Coast To Coast,″ CBS, 5.6

66. ``JAG,″ (Friday) CBS, 5.3

66. ``Murphy Brown,″ CBS, 5.3

66. ``Roseanne,″ ABC, 5.3

69. (X) ``Fox Preseason Football: St. Louis At Dallas,″ Fox, 5.2

69. ``High Incident,″ ABC, 5.2

71. (X) ``World’s Incredible Animal Rescues,″ Fox, 5.1

72. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 5.0

72. ``Cops,″ (Tacoma) FOX, 5.0

72. ``Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,″ CBS, 5.0

72. ``Homicide: Life On-Street,″ NBC, 5.0

72. ``Ordinary/Extraordinary,″ CBS, 5.0

72. (X) ``US Gymnastics Champioship,″ (Sunday) NBC, 5.0

78. ``Beyond Belief: Fact/Fiction,″ Fox, 4.9

79. ``Promised Land,″ CBS, 4.6

80. ``Fox Tuesday Night Movie (The Program),″ Fox, 4.5

81. ``The Practice,″ ABC, 4.3

81. (X) ``Primetime Live,″ ABC, 4.3

83. ``NBC Saturday Night Movie: A Mother’s Deception,″ NBC, 4.1

84. ``Roar,″ Fox, 4.0

84. (X) ``US Gymnastics Championship,″ (Saturday) NBC, 4.0

86. ``Family Matters,″ ABC, 3.6

87. ``Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,″ ABC, 3.5

87. ``Living Single,″ Fox, 3.5

89. ``Martin,″ Fox, 3.3

89. ``New York Undercover,″ Fox, 3.3

91. ``Party Of Five,″ Fox, 3.2

91. ``Steve Harvey Show,″ (Wednesday) WB, 3.2

93. (X) ``I Am Your Child,″ ABC, 3.1

93. (X) ``In The House Special,″ UPN, 3.1

93. ``The Wayans Bros.,″ WB, 3.1

96. ``Moesha,″ UPN, 3.0

97. (X) ``In The House Special,″ UPN, 2.9

97. (X) ``Moesha Special,″ UPN, 2.9

99. (X) ``Malcolm & Eddie Special,″ UPN, 2.8

99. ``Smart Guy,″ WB, 2.8

101. ``Star Trek-Voyager,″ UPN, 2.7

102. ``In The House,″ UPN, 2.6

102. (X) ``Sparks Special,″ UPN, 2.8

102. (X) ``Sparks Special,″ UPN, 2.6

105. ``The Sentinel,″ UPN, 2.4

105. ``The Wayans Bros.,″ (Sunday) WB, 2.4

105. ``Unhappily Ever After,″ UPN, 2.4

108. ``7th Heaven,″ WB, 2.3

108. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 2.3

110. ``Buffy, The Slayer,″ WB, 2.2

1ll. ``The Jamie Foxx Show,″ (Sunday) WB, 1.9

112. ``The Jamie Foxx Show,″ WB, 1.7

113. ``Nick Freno: License to Teach,″ WB, 1.3

113. ``The Parent ’Hood,″ WB, 1.3

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