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Prime Time Nielsen Ratings

April 14, 1998

Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for April 6-12. Top 10 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. Top 20 listings include total homes.

An ``X″ in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. The rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 98 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 20.7, 20.2 million homes.

2. (2) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 19.9, 19.5 million homes.

3. (3) ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 15.8, 15.4 million homes.

4. (4) ``Friends,″ NBC, 15.4, 15.0 million homes.

5. ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 14.2, 13.9 million homes.

6. ``PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 13.4, 13.1 million homes.

7. (7) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.9, 12.6 million homes.

8. ``Frasier,″ NBC, 11.8, 11.5 million homes.

9. ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 11.4, 11.1 million homes.

9. (6) ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 11.4, 11.1 million homes.

11. ``Dateline NBC-Tuesday,″ NBC, 11.3, 11.0 million homes.

12. ``Dateline NBC-Monday,″ NBC, 10.5, 10.2 million homes.

13. ``20/20,″ ABC, 10.3, 10.0 million homes.

14. (9) ``CBS Sunday Movie: The Staircase,″ CBS, 10.0, 9.8 million homes.

14. ``Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place,″ ABC, 10.0, 9.8 million homes.

16. ``Ally McBeal,″ Fox, 9.6, 9.4 million homes.

17. ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 9.4, 9.2 million homes.

18. (10) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 9.2, 9.0 million homes.

19. ``The Practice,″ ABC, 9.1, 8.9 million homes.

20. ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 9.0, 8.8 million homes.

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