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Cable TV Nielsen Ratings

August 13, 1998

Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 3-9. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are included in parentheses.

1. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.8, 3.75 million homes.

2. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.4, 3.30 million homes.

3. NASCAR Winston Cup (Sunday, 1 p.m.), ESPN, 3.4, 3.29 million homes.

4. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 10:05 p.m.), TNT, 3.2, 3.18 million homes.

5. ``WWF Wrestling Special″ (Sunday, 7 p.m.), USA, 3.2, 3.14 million homes.

6. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 8 p.m.), TNT, 3.2, 3.13 million homes.

7. ``Pacific Blue″ (Sunday, 8 p.m.), USA, 3.0, 2.96 million homes.

7. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.0, 2.96 million homes.

9. ``WCW Thunder″ (Wednesday, 8:58 p.m.), TBS, 2.7, 2.69 million homes.

10. Movie: ``Patriot Games″ (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), USA, 2.4, 2.36 million homes.

11. Major League Baseball: Atlanta at San Francisco (Sunday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 2.3, 2.27 million homes.

12. ``WCW Thunder″ (Wednesday, 8:05 p.m.), TBS, 2.2, 2.17 million homes.

13. ``Rugrats″ (Friday, 9:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.16 million homes.

14. ``Rugrats″ (Friday, 10 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.139 million homes.

15. ``Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear″ (Tuesday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.135 million homes.