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Prime-time Nielsen Ratings

September 4, 1997

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Aug. 25-31. 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 98 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (1) ``Seinfeld,″ (Monday) NBC, 14.0, 13.7 million homes

2. ``3rd Rock From The Sun,″ NBC, 12.3, 12.0 million homes

3. (2) ``ER,″ NBC, 12.0, 11.8 million homes

4. (13) ``Dateline NBC,″ (Tuesday) NBC, 11.4, 11.2 million homes

5. (9) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 11.1, 10.9 million homes

6. (X) ``Dateline NBC,″ (Friday) NBC, 10.6, 10.4 million homes

7. (5) ``Friends,″ NBC, 10.5, 10.3 million homes

8. ``Men Behaving Badly,″ NBC, 10.1, 9.9 million homes

9. (25) ``Dateline NBC,″ (Friday) NBC, 9.8, 9.6 million homes

10. (8) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 9.7, 9.5 million homes

11. (X) ``Dateline NBC,″ (Monday) NBC, 9.6, 9.4 million homes

12. (21) ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 9.4, 9.2 million homes

13. (18) ``Spin City,″ ABC, 9.1, 8.9 million homes

14. (18) ``NBC Monday Night Movie: The Beast Pt.2,″ NBC, 9.0, 8.8 million homes

15. (12) ``PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 8.9, 8.7 million homes

15. (9) ``Touched By An Angel,″ CBS, 8.9, 8.7 million homes

17. (17) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 8.8, 8.6 million homes

18. ``Law And Order,″ CBS, 8.6, 8.4 million homes

19. (16) ``CBS Sunday Movie: The Gift Of Love,″ CBS, 8.4, 8.2 million homes

19. ``NBC Movie Of The Week: Abduction Of Innocence,″ NBC, 8.4, 8.2 million homes

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21. ``Cybill,″ CBS, 8.2

21. ``Ellen,″ ABC, 8.2

21. (X) ``John Stossel: Junk Science,″ ABC, 8.2

24. (X) ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 8.1

25. ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 7.9

25. ``Murphy Brown,″ (Monday) CBS, 7.9

25. ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 7.9

28. (X) ``Letterman Video Special,″ CBS, 7.8

28. ``20/20,″ ABC, 7.8

30. ``CBS Tuesday Movie: The Other Woman,″ CBS, 7.7

31. (X) ``ABC News Special: Princess Diana,″ ABC, 7.6

31. ``Cosby,″ CBS, 7.6

31. ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 7.6

34. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ CBS, 7.5

34. ``Turning Point,″ ABC, 7.5

36. ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 7.4

36. ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 7.4

38. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Sunday) NBC, 7.3

38. ``Spin City,″ (Wednesday) ABC, 7.3

40. ``NewsRadio,″ NBC, 7.2

41. ``Jag,″ CBS, 7.0

41. ``Nanny,″ CBS, 7.0

43. ``Drew Carey Show,″ (8:00 p.m.) ABC, 6.9

43. ``Promised Land,″ CBS, 6.9

45. ``Sabrina-Teenage Witch,″ ABC, 6.8

45. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ ABC, 6.8

47. ``Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,″ (Friday) ABC, 6.6

48. ``Unsolved Mysteries,″ NBC, 6.5

49. ``NBC Sunday Night Movie: In Line Of Duty: Blaze Of Glory,″ NBC, 6.4

50. ``Nash Bridges,″ CBS, 6.3

51. (X) ``World Funniest Kids Outtakes,″ Fox, 6.1

51. ``X-Files,″ Fox, 6.1

53. ``Coast To Coast,″ CBS, 5.9

53. ``Roseanne,″ ABC, 5.9

55. ``ABC Monday Night Movie: Searching for Bobby Fischer,″ ABC, 5.8

55. ``Boy Meets World,″ ABC, 5.8

57. ``Jag,″ (Friday) CBS, 5.7

57. ``Men Behaving Badly,″ (Sunday) NBC, 5.7

59. ``Step By Step,″ ABC, 5.5

60. ``Murphy Brown,″ CBS, 5.4

60. (X) ``World’s Funniest Outtakes,″ Fox, 5.4

62. ``Early Edition,″ CBS, 5.3

62. ``King Of The Hill,″ Fox, 5.3

62. ``3rd Rock From The Sun,″ NBC, 5.3

65. ``AMW: America Fights Back,″ Fox, 5.1

65. ``High Incident,″ ABC, 5.1

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

68. ``Fox Tuesday Night Movie: Splash,″ Fox, 4.8

68. ``Simpsons,″ Fox, 4.8

70. ``Cops 2,″ (Boston) Fox, 4.7

70. (X) ``Explosion!,″ ABC, 4.7

70. ``Martin,″ Fox, 4.7

73. ``Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,″ CBS, 4.4

73. ``Pretender,″ NBC, 4.4

75. ``Cops,″ (Ft.Myers) Fox, 4.2

75. ``NBC Saturday Night Movie: In Line Of Duty: Kidnapped,″ NBC, 4.2

77. ``New York Undercover,″ Fox, 4.1

77. ``Pretender,″ NBC, 4.1

77. ``Roar,″ Fox, 4.1

80. ``ABC Sunday Night Movie: Dangerous Indiscretion,″ ABC, 4.0

81. (X) ``Moesha,″ UPN, 3.5

81. ``The Wayans Bros.,″ WB, 3.5

83. ``Malcolm & Eddie,″ UPN, 3.4

83. ``Moesha,″ UPN, 3.4

83. ``Smart Guy,″ WB, 3.4

86. ``Party Of Five,″ Fox, 3.3

86. ``Steve Harvey Show,″ (Wednesday) WB, 3.3

88. (X) ``Diana: People’s Princess,″ Fox, 3.2

88. ``Millennium,″ Fox, 3.2

88. ``Sparks,″ UPN, 3.2

91. ``Good News,″ UPN, 3.1

91. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 3.1

91. ``Star Trek-Voyager,″ UPN, 3.1

94. ``Family Matters,″ ABC, 3.0

95. ``Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,″ ABC, 2.8

95. ``In The House,″ UPN, 2.8

97. ``Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,″ ABC, 2.7

97. ``Hitz,″ UPN, 2.7

97. ``The Practice,″ ABC, 2.7

97. ``The Sentinel,″ UPN, 2.7

97. ``Roar 2,″ Fox, 2.7

102. ``Head Over Heels,″ UPN, 2.3

102. ``Unhappily Ever After,″ UPN, 2.3

102. ``The Wayans Bros.,″ (Sunday) WB, 2.3

105. ``Buffy, The Vampire Slayer,″ WB, 2.1

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

106. ``7th Heaven,″ WB, 1.9

108. (X) ``Power Of One,″ ABC, 1.7

109. ``The Jamie Foxx Show,″ WB, 1.6

110. ``The Parent ’Hood,″ WB, 1.5

111. ``Nick Freno: License to Teach,″ (Sunday) WB, 1.3

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