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Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings

December 23, 1997

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Dec. 15-21. 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 estimated 97 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (1) ``E.R.,″ NBC, 22.0, 21.6 million homes

2. (2) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 20.2, 19.8 million homes

3. (5) ``NFL Monday Night Football: Denver at San Francisco,″ ABC 18.0, 17.6 million homes

4. (3) ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC 16.8, 16.5 million homes

5. (4) ``Friends,″ NBC, 15.2, 14.9 million homes

6. (18) ``NFL Monday Showcase,″ ABC, 13.1, 12.8 million homes

6. (5) ``Touched By An Angel,″ CBS, 13.1. 12.8 million homes

8. (11) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 13.0, 12.7 million homes

9. (9) ``Union Square,″ NBC 12.8, 12.5 million homes

10. (8) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 12.6, 12.3 million homes

11. (17) ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 12.5, 12.2 million homes

12. (9) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS 12.4, 12.2 million homes

13. (15) ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 12.3, 12.1 million homes

14. (13) ``Dateline NBC-Tue,″ NBC, 11.8, 11.6 million homes

15. (16) ``Dateline NBC-Mon,″ NBC, 11.5, 11.3 million homes

15. (22) ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 11.5, 11.3 million homes

17. (7) ``CBS Sunday Movie: A Christmas Memory,″ CBS, 11.2, 11.0 million homes

18. (14) ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 11.1, 10.9 million homes

19. (27) ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 10.6, 10.4 million homes

20. (24) ``King Of The Hill,″ FOX, 10.3, 10.1 million homes

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