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List of Top-Rated TV Shows With PM-Nielsens

August 7, 1986

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the prime-time television ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of July 28-Aug. 3. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with full season-to-date ranking in parentheses, rating for the week, and total homes.

An ″X″ in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. Shows from 21 on include only the weekly ranking. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 85.9 million TV homes.

1. (1) ″The Cosby Show,″ NBC, 22.4 rating, 19.2 million homes.

2. (2) ″Family Ties,″ NBC, 21.5, 18.5 million homes.

3. (8) ″Night Court,″ NBC, 21.0, 18.0 million homes.

4. (3) ″Cheers,″ NBC, 20.5, 17.6 million homes.

5. (16) ″Newhart,″ CBS, 18.6, 16.0 million homes.

6. (15) ″Kate & Allie,″ CBS, 17.3, 14.9 million homes.

6. (4) ″Murder She Wrote,″ CBS, 17.3, 14.9 million homes.

8. (14) ″Growing Pains, ABC, 16.9, 14.5 million homes.

9. (7) ″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 16.8, 14.4 million homes.

10. (11) ″Who’s the Boss?″ ABC, 16.6, 14.2 million homes.

11. (8) ″The Golden Girls,″ NBC, 16.3, 14.0 million homes.

12. (X) ″Sylvan In Paradise,″ NBC, 15.3, 13.1 million homes.

13. (31) ″Cagney & Lacey,″ CBS, 15.1, 13.0 million homes.

14. (18) ″Memories Never Die″ - ″CBS Sunday Night Movie,″ 14.8, 12.7 million homes.

15. (31) ″Scarecrow & Mrs. King,″ CBS, 14.6, 12.5 million homes.

16. (13) ″Miami Vice,″ NBC, 14.3, 12.3 million homes.

17. (34) ″20/20,″ ABC, 13.9, 11.9 million homes.

18. (21) ″Moonlighting,″ ABC, 13.7, 11.8 million homes.

19. (36) ″You Again?″ NBC, 13.6, 11.7 million homes.

20. (45) ″Remington Steele,″ NBC, 13.5, 11.6 million homes.

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21. (38) ″Gimme a Break,″ NBC.

22. (56) ″Stingray,″ NBC.

23. (37) ″Absence of Malice″ - ″ABC Sunday Night Movie.″

24. (20) ″Highway to Heaven,″ NBC.

25. (35) ″Hill Street Blues,″ NBC.

26. (27) ″Valerie,″ NBC.

27. (62) ″The Equalizer,″ CBS.

28. (56) ″Spenser: For Hire,″ ABC.

29. (50) ″Magnum, P.I.,″ CBS.

30. (24) ″I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can″ - ″NBC Monday Night Movies.″

31. (55) ″St. Elsewhere,″ NBC.

32. (22) ″227,″ NBC.

33. (X) ″Motown Returns to the Apollo,″ NBC.

34. (43) ″Hunter,″ NBC.

34. (47) ″Webster,″ ABC.

36. (47) ″Amazing Stories,″ NBC.

37. (79) ″1986,″ NBC.

38. (X) ″Mistral’s Daughter,″ Part 2, CBS.

38. (49) ″Mr. Belvedere,″ ABC.

38. (101) ″Confessions of a Married Man″ - ″ABC Saturday Night Movie.″

41. (64) ″Knight Rider,″ NBC.

42. (30) ″Facts of Life,″ NBC.

43. (91) ″Monday Night Baseball″ - Boston vs. Chicago or California vs Oakland,″ ABC.

44. (X) ″Mistral’s Daughter,″ Part 1, CBS.

44. (X) ″ABC News Closeup: After The Sexual Revolution,″ ABC.

46. (X) ″Mistral’s Daughter,″ Part 3, CBS.

47. (41) ″Simon & Simon,″ CBS.

48. (40) ″The A-Team,″ NBC.

49. (56) ″Crazy Like a Fox,″ CBS.

50. (68) ″The Love Boat,″ ABC.

51. (X) ″The Flight of Dragons″ - ″ABC Movie Special.″

52. (93) ″Silver Spoons,″ NBC.

53. (95) ″Benson,″ ABC.

54. (98) ″Punky Brewster,″ NBC.

55. (81) ″Diff’rent Strokes,″ ABC.

56. (X) ″Melba,″ CBS.

57. (102) ″Ripley’s Believe It or Not,″ ABC.

58. (X) ″City,″ ABC.

59. (X) ″Family Martinez,″ CBS.

60. (61) ″The Colbys,″ ABC.

61. (71) ″The Hunchback Of Notre Dame″ - ″CBS Saturday Night Movie.″