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List of Week’s Top-Rated TV Shows With PM-Nielsens

March 30, 1988

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the prime-time television ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of March 21-28. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with full season-to-date ranking in parentheses, rating for the week, and total homes.

An ″X″ in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. Shows from 21 on include only the weekly ranking. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 88.6 million TV homes.

1. (1) ″The Cosby Show,″ NBC, 28.0 rating, 24.8 million homes.

2. (2) ″A Different World,″ NBC, 26.5 rating, 23.5 million homes.

3. (3) ″Cheers,″ NBC, 25.1 rating, 22.2 million homes.

4. (9) ″Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 22.3 rating, 19.7 million homes.

5. (7) ″Who’s the Boss?″, ABC, 21.8 rating, 19.3 million homes.

6. (8) ″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 21.6 rating, 19.1 million homes.

7. (18) ″CBS Sunday Movie: Too Young The Hero,″ CBS, 20.7 rating, 18.3 million homes.

8. (9) ″Wonder Years,″ ABC, 19.5 rating, 17.2 million homes.

9. (6) ″Golden Girls,″ NBC, 19.4 rating, 17.1 million homes.

10. (11) ″ALF,″ NBC, 19.3 rating, 17.1 million homes.

11. (15) ″Matlock,″ NBC, 19.2 rating, 17.0 million homes.

12. (4) ″Growing Pains,″ ABC, 19.1 rating, 16.9 million homes.

13. (11) ″Moonlighting,″ ABC, 18.4 rating, 16.3 million homes.

14. (22) ″Valerie’s Family,″ NBC, 18.3 rating, 16.2 million homes.

14. (24) ″Head of the Class,″ ABC, 18.3 rating, 16.2 million homes.

16. (34) ″ABC Monday Night Movie: God Bless The Child,″ ABC, 17.7 rating, 15.7 million homes.

17. (21) ″Molly Dodd,″ NBC, 17.2 rating, 15.2 million homes.

18. (19) ″In The Heat Of The Night,″ NBC, 16.8 rating, 14.9 million homes.

19. (27) ″NBC Sunday Night Movie: Lincoln Part I,″ NBC, 16.6 rating, 14.7 million homes.

20. (X) ″23rd Country Music Awards,″ NBC, 15.9 rating, 14.1 million homes.

20. (16) ″Amen,″ NBC, 15.9 rating, 14.1 million homes.

22. (28) ″Newhart,″ CBS, 15.8.

23. (16) ″Aaron’s Way,″ NBC, 15.3.

24. (14) ″Family Ties,″ NBC, 15.2.

25. (47) ″thirtysomething,″ ABC, 15.1

26. (28) ″227,″ NBC, 14.7.

26. (39) ″Heartbeat,″ ABC, 14.7.

28. (38) ″Kate & Allie,″ CBS, 14.6.

29. (34) ″Designing Women,″ CBS, 14.5.

30. (56) ″20-20,″ ABC, 14.2.

31. (30) ″Hunter,″ NBC, 14.1.

32. (41) ″Highway to Heaven,″ NBC, 14.0.

33. (37) ″Day By Day,″ NBC, 13.7.

34. (X) ″The Bronx Zoo,″ NBC, 13.5

35. (39) ″Facts of Life,″ NBC, 13.3.

36. (58) ″The Equalizer,″ CBS, 13.2.

37. (65) ″Mr. Belvedere,″ ABC, 13.1.

38. (73) ″Full House,″ ABC, 13.0.

39. (X) ″World Figure Skating Championships,″ CBS, 12.9.

40. (33) ″Perfect Strangers,″ ABC, 12.7.

41. (46) ″Miami Vice,″ NBC, 12.6.

42. (5) ″Night Court,″ NBC, 12.4.

43. (48) ″Eisenhower & Lutz,″ CBS, 12.3.

44. (41) ″ABC Sunday Night Movie: Tootsie,″ ABC, 12.2.

45. (60) ″Jake and The Fatman,″ CBS, 12.1.

46. (62) ″Crime Story,″ NBC, 11.8.

46. (X) ″Disney’s Totally Minny,″ NBC, 11.8.

46. (74) ″Family Man,″ ABC, 11.8.

49. (53) ″MacGyver,″ ABC, 11.7.

50. (63) ″A Year in the Life,″ NBC, 10.8.

51. (52) ″Cagney & Lacey,″ CBS, 10.7.

52. (68) ″Wiseguy,″ CBS, 10.5.

52. (75) ″Buck James,″ ABC, 10.5.

54. (77) ″Beverly Hills Buntz,″ NBC, 10.3.

55. (X) ″NCAA Basketball: Thursday,″ CBS, 10.1.

56. (70) ″Tour of Duty,″ CBS, 9.8.

56. (70) ″Spenser: For Hire,″ ABC, 9.8.

58. (X) ″NCAA Basketball: Friday,″ CBS, 9.5.

59. (88) ″Probe,″ ABC, 9.1.

60. (86) ″Hotel,″ ABC, 9.0.

61. (59) ″Supercarrier,″ ABC, 8.9.

62. (53) ″Dolly 3/8″ ABC, 8.8.

63. (69) ″Our House,″ NBC, 8.2.

63. (67) ″High Mountain Rangers,″ CBS, 8.2.

65. (90) ″Ohara,″ ABC, 8.0.

66. (72) ″Disney Sunday Movie: Little Spies,″ ABC, 7.7.

67. (84) ″Comming Of Age,″ CBS, 7.6.

68. (60) ″Frank’s Place,″ CBS, 6.9.

68. (96) ″My Sister Sam,″ CBS, 6.9.

70. (NA) ″21 Jump Street,″ FOX, 6.6.

71. (NA) ″Married...With Children,″ FOX, 6.1.

72. (NA) ″Garry Shandling Show,″ FOX, 5.2.

73. (100) ″Trial And Error,″ CBS, 5.1.

74. (NA) ″Werewolf,″ FOX, 3.9.

75. (NA) ″Duet,″ FOX, 3.4.

76. (NA) ″Boys Will Be Boys,″ FOX, 3.1.

77. (NA) ″Tracey Ullman Show,″ FOX, 2.7.

78. (NA) ″Women in Prison,″ FOX, 2.5.

79. (NA) ″The New Adventures of Beans Baxter,″ FOX, 1.8.

79. (NA) ″Mr. President,″ FOX, 1.8.

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