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List of Week’s TV Ratings

May 21, 1996

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 13-19. Top 20 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 95.9 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 959,000 households.

1. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 23.9, 22.9 million homes

2. (2) ``Seinfeld″ NBC, 22.3, 21.4 million homes

3. (4) ``Caroline in the City,″ NBC, 19.9, 19.1 million homes

4. (3) ``Friends,″ NBC, 19.1, 18.3 million homes

5. (6) ``Single Guy,″ NBC, 16.6, 15.9 million homes

6. (7) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 15.0, 14.4 million homes

6. ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 15.0, 14.4 million homes

8. (16) ``Roseanne,″ ABC, 14.7, 14.1 million homes

9. (9) ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 14.1, 13.5 million homes

10. (14) ``Coach,″ ABC, 12.9, 12.4 million homes

10. (15) ``NBC Monday Night Movies: Twisted Desire,″ NBC, 12.9, 12.4 million homes

12. (25) ``Law & Order,″ NBC, 12.7, 12.2 million homes

13. ``ABC Sunday Night Movie: The Firm,″ ABC, 12.6, 12.1 million homes

14. (18) ``PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 12.5, 12.0 million homes

15. (11) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 12.4, 11.9 million homes

16. ``Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 12.3, 11.8 million homes

16. (9) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.3, 11.8 million homes

18. (13) ``Grace Under Fire,″ ABC, 12.2, 11.7 million homes

18. (16) ``Nanny,″ CBS, 12.2, 11.7 million homes

18. ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 12.2, 11.7 million homes

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21. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 11.9

22. ``Dateline NBC″ (Wednesday), NBC, 11.8

23. ``Dave’s World,″ CBS, 11.5

23. ``Murphy Brown,″ CBS, 11.5

25. ``Cybill,″ CBS, 11.4

26. ``The X-Files,″ Fox, 11.2

27. ``Chicago Hope,″ CBS, 11.1

28. ``Wings,″ NBC, 10.9

29. (X) ``Ellen,″ ABC, 10.8

30. ``Dateline NBC″ (Tuesday), NBC, 10.5

30. ``NBC Sunday Night Movie: A Friend’s Betrayal,″ NBC, 10.5

30. ``20/20,″ ABC, 10.5

33. ``Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,″ CBS, 10.4

33. (X) ``National Geographic Special,″ NBC, 10.4

35. (X) ``Jeff Foxworthy Show,″ ABC, 10.3

36. ``CBS Sunday Movie: Ruby Ridge,″ CBS, 10.2

36. ``Ellen,″ ABC, 10.2

38. ``ABC Monday Night Movie: Dead Man’s Walk, Pt. 2,″ ABC, 10.1

39. ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 9.9

40. ``John Larroquette Show,″ NBC, 9.5

41. ``Homicide,″ NBC, 9.2

42. ``Dateline NBC″ (Friday), NBC, 8.8

42. ``Married ... With Children,″ Fox, 8.8

42. (X) ``Married ... With Children,″ Fox, 8.8

42. (X) ``Simpsons,″ Fox, 8.8

42. (X) ``Melrose Place,″ Fox, 8.8

42. ``3rd Rock From The Sun,″ NBC, 8.8

48. ``Beverly Hills, 90210,″ Fox, 8.6

49. ``Fox Movie Special: Addams Family Values,″ Fox, 8.4

49. ``Fresh Prince of Bel Air,″ NBC, 8.4

51. (X) ``Miss Universe Pageant,″ CBS, 8.3

52. ``Family Matters,″ ABC, 8.1

52. ``In The House,″ NBC, 8.1

52. ``Step By Step,″ ABC, 8.1

55. ``Family Matters,″ ABC, 8.0

56. ``Boy Meets World,″ ABC, 7.9

57. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 7.8

57. ``The Simpsons,″ Fox, 7.8

59. ``Unsolved Mysteries,″ NBC, 7.7

60. ``CBS Tuesday Movie: The Stepford Husbands,″ CBS, 7.5

60. ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 7.5

62. (X) ``Fox Movie: What’s Love Got to do With It,″ Fox, 7.3

63. ``ABC Thursday Night Movie: Passenger 57,″ ABC, 7.2

64. (X) ``Grand Ole Opry All Stars,″ CBS, 7.0

65. ``NBC Saturday Night Movie: Hard Target,″ NBC, 6.7

66. ``Nash Bridges,″ CBS, 6.6

67. ``Dateline NBC″ (Sunday), NBC, 6.5

67. (X) ``Totally Animals,″ CBS, 6.5

69. ``Saturday Night at the Movies: Love Potion No. 9,″ ABC, 6.4

70. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 6.3

71. ``Before They Were Stars,″ ABC, 5.8

71. (X) ``Goosebumps,″ Fox, 5.8

71. ``World’s Funniest Videos,″ ABC, 5.8

74. ``America’s Most Wanted,″ Fox, 5.6

75. ``Cops 2,″ Fox, 5.5

75. ``Fox Tuesday Night Movie: Dr. Who,″ Fox, 5.5

77. ``Cops,″ Fox, 5.0

77. (X) ``Hidden Secrets of Magic,″ NBC, 5.0

79. (X) ``Siskel & Ebert Interview,″ CBS, 4.8

80. ``Star Trek: Voyager,″ UPN, 4.5

81. (X) ``World’s Funniest Outtakes,″ Fox, 4.4

82. (X) ``TV’s Greatest Performances,″ ABC, 4.3

83. ``CBS Wednesday Movie: Princess in Love,″ CBS, 4.0

84. ``The Wayans Bros.,″ WB, 2.9

85. ``The Parent ’Hood,″ WB, 2.8

86. ``Moesha,″ UPN, 2.7

87. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 2.6

88. ``Nowhere Man,″ UPN, 2.5

88. ``Unhappily Ever After,″ WB, 2.5

90. ``Minor Adjustments,″ UPN, 2.3

90. ``The Sentinel,″ UPN, 2.3

92. ``Swift Justice,″ UPN, 2.2

93. ``The Paranormal Borderline,″ UPN, 2.1

94. ``Kirk,″ WB, 1.8

94. ``Sister, Sister″ (Sunday), WB, 1.8

96. ``The Parent ’Hood,″ WB, 1.6

97. ``Pinky & The Brain,″ WB, 1.5

97. ``Savannah,″ WB, 1.5