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Prime Time Nielsen Ratings

October 15, 1997

Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 6-12. 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 97 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 970,000 households.

1. (1)″ER,″ NBC, 22.8, 22.1 million homes

2. (2)″Seinfeld,″ NBC, 20.1, 19.5 million homes

3. (3)″Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 18.3, 17.8 million homes

4. (4)″Friends,″ NBC, 16.7, 16.2 million homes

5. (5)″Home Improvement,″ ABC, 15.9, 15.4 million homes

6. (8)″Touched By An Angel,″ CBS, 14.9, 14.5 million homes

7. (7)″NFL Monday Night Football: New England at Denver,″ ABC, 13.9, 13.5 million homes

8. (6)″Union Square,″ NBC, 13.6, 13.2 million homes

9. (12)″NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 13.4, 13.0 million homes

10. (15)″CBS Sunday Movie: Final Descent,″ CBS, 12.9, 12.5 million homes

11. (X) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 12.3, 11.9 million homes

12. (20)″Hiller and Diller,″ ABC, 12.1, 11.7 million homes

12. (14)″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.1, 11.7 million homes

12. (18)″Soul Man,″ ABC, 12.1, 11,7 million homes

15. (16)″Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 11.6, 11.3 million homes

16. ``20/20 Friday,″ ABC, 11.3, 11.0 million homes

17. (27)″Ellen,″ ABC, 10.9, 10.6 million homes

18 (23)″Dateline NBC,″ Monday NBC, 10.8, 10.5 million homes

19. (18)″Law And Order,″ CBS, 10.7, 10.4 million homes

20. (17)″PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 10.6, 10.3 million homes

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