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Prime Time Nielsen Ratings

March 17, 1998

Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for March 9-15. 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. The rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 98 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (7) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 19.4, 19.0 million homes

2. (2) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 17.2, 16.8 million homes

3. (4) ``Friends,″ NBC, 14.9, 14.6 million homes

4. (20) ``Just Shoot Me,″ NBC, 14.7, 14.4

5. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 14.4, 14.1 million homes

5. (6) ``Touched By an Angel,″ CBS, 14.4, 14.1 million homes

7. (3) ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 14.3, 14.0 million homes

8. (17) ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 14.0, 13.7 million homes

9. (10) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 12.5, 12.2 million homes

9. (22) ``PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 12.5, 12.2 million homes

11. ``Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place,″ ABC, 12.3, 12.0 million homes

12. ``20/20,″ ABC, 12.1, 11.8 million homes

13. (X) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 11.8, 11.5 million homes

14. ``CBS Sunday Movie: A Father for Brittany,″ CBS, 11.5, 11.2 million homes

15. ``Dharma & Greg,″ ABC, 11.4, 11.1 million homes

16. ``Dateline NBC-Monday,″ NBC, 11.3, 11.0 million homes

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

18. ``Dateline NBC-Tuesday,″ NBC, 11.2, 10.7 million homes

19. ``Ally McBeal,″ Fox, 11.0, 10.7 million homes

20. ``Everybody Loves Raymond,″ CBS, 10.3, 10.0 million homes

20. (X) ``Miss USA Pageant,″ CBS, 10.3, 10.0 million homes

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