Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Nov. 17-23. 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 estimated 97 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (1) ``E.R.,'' NBC 23.3, 22.6 million homes

2. (10) ``CBS Sunday Movie: What the Dead Man Heard,'' CBS, 23.0, 22.3 million homes

3. (2) ``Seinfeld,'' NBC, 22.8, 22.1 million homes

4. (3) ``Veronica's Closet,'' NBC, 18.5, 17.9 million homes

5. (4) ``Friends,'' NBC, 18.4, 17.8 million homes

6. (X) ``Friends,'' NBC, 18.3, 17.7 million homes

7. (5) ``Touched By an Angel,'' CBS, 16.7, 16.2 million homes

8. (12) ``60 Minutes,'' CBS, 14.7, 14.3 million homes

9. (X) ``CBS Special Movie-Tuesday: Bella Mafia, Pt.2 of 2,'' CBS, 13.8, 13.4 million homes

10. (7) ``NFL Monday Night Football: Buffalo at Miami ,'' ABC, 13.4, 13.0 million homes

11. (8) ``X-Files,'' Fox, 13.2, 12.8 million homes

12. (6) ``Home Improvement,'' ABC, 13.1, 12.7 million homes

13. (11) ``Frasier,'' NBC, 12.2, 11.8 million homes

14. (20) ``Dateline NBC-Monday,'' NBC, 12.0, 11.6 million homes

15. (17) ``20/20,'' ABC, 11.9, 11.5 million homes

16. (16) ``Drew Carey Show,'' ABC, 11.8, 11.4 million homes

17. (13) ``Dateline NBC-Tuesday,'' NBC, 11.7, 11.3 million homes

18. (X) ``Spin City,'' ABC, 11.5, 11.2 million homes

19. (26) ``Law and Order,'' NBC, 11.1, 10.8 million homes

19. (20) ``NFL Monday Showcase,'' ABC, 11.1, 10.8 million homes