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Cable Nielsen Ratings

August 20, 1998

Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 10-16. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are included in parentheses.

1. ``The American President″ (Sunday, 8:01 p.m.), TBS, 5.1, 4.96 million homes.

2. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.6, 3.57 million homes.

3. ``NASCAR Winston Cup″ (Sunday, 12:30 p.m.), ESPN, 3.6, 3.53 million homes.

4. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 8 p.m.), TNT, 3.6, 3.48 million homes.

5. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNT, 3.5, 3.47 million homes.

6. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.5, 3.39 million homes.

7. ``WCW Thunder″ (Wednesday, 9:05 p.m.), TBS, 3.2, 3.16 million homes.

8. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.2, 3.14 million homes.

9. ``The American President″ (Sunday, 10:31 p.m.), TBS, 3.2, 3.09 million homes.

10. ``Titanic Live″ (Sunday, 8 p.m.), Discovery, 3.1, 3.03 million homes.

11. ``NFL Pre-Season Football: Tampa Bay at Miami″ (Thursday, 8:15 p.m.), ESPN, 2.7, 2.69 million homes.

12. ``WCW Thunder″ (Wednesday, 8:05 p.m.), TBS, 2.6, 2.58 million homes.

13. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Sunday, 7 p.m.), USA, 2.6, 2.53 million homes.

14. ``Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire″ (Saturday, 8 p.m.), Family, 2.5, 2.43 million homes.

15. ``TBS Movie Sunday: Overboard″ (Sunday, 6 p.m.), 2.4, 2.34 million homes.

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