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