NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the prime-time ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for April 8-14. 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. A rating measures the percentage of the nation's 93.1 million TV homes.

1. (1) ''Cheers,'' NBC, 21.1, 19.6 million homes.

2. (4) ''A Different World,'' NBC, 19.0, 17.7 million homes.

3. (2) ''60 Minutes,'' CBS, 18.8, 17.5 million homes.

4. (3) ''Roseanne,'' ABC, 17.8, 16.6 million homes.

5. (21) ''Absolute Strangers'' - ''CBS Sunday Movie,'' 17.7, 16.5 million homes.

6. (9) ''Designing Women,'' CBS, 17.6, 16.4 million homes.

7. (8) ''Murphy Brown,'' CBS, 17.1, 15.9 million homes.

8. (17) ''Coach,'' ABC, 17.0, 15.8 million homes.

9. (10) ''America's Funniest People,'' ABC, 16.5, 15.4 million homes.

10. (46) ''Seinfeld,'' NBC, 16.1, 15.0 million homes.

11. (9) ''Empty Nest,'' NBC, 15.9, 14.8 million homes.

12. (74) ''48 Hours,'' CBS, 15.7, 14.6 million homes.

13. (5) ''The Cosby Show,'' NBC, 15.6, 14.5 million homes.

14. (12) ''Golden Girls,'' NBC, 15.5, 14.4 million homes.

14. (X) ''David Copperfield XIII: Mystery On The Orient Express,'' CBS, 15.5, 14.4 million homes.

16. (16) ''Family Matters,'' ABC, 15.0, 14.0 million homes.

17. (7) ''America's Funniest Home Videos,'' ABC, 14.9, 13.9 million homes.

17. (44) ''Jake and the Fat Man,'' CBS, 14.9, 13.9 million homes.

19. (13) ''Murder, She Wrote,'' CBS, 14.8, 13.7 million homes.

20. (20) ''Major Dad,'' CBS, 14.6, 13.6 million homes.

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21. (35) ''20-20,'' ABC, 14.5.

22. (15) ''Full House,'' ABC, 14.4.

23. (35) ''Knots Landing,'' CBS, 14.2.

24. (62) ''thirtysomething,'' ABC 13.9.

24. (32) ''Northern Exposure,'' CBS, 13.9.

26. (X) ''USO Salute To American Troops,'' ABC, 13.7.

27. (19) ''In the Heat of the Night,'' NBC, 13.3.

27. (51) ''Married .. .With Children,'' Fox, 13.3.

29. (21) ''Doogie Howser, M.D.,'' ABC, 13.2.

30. (14) ''Unsolved Mysteries,'' NBC, 12.8.

31. (X) ''Rescue: 911 Special,'' CBS, 12.7.

31. (55) ''Night Court,'' NBC, 12.7.

33. (37) ''Perfect Strangers,'' ABC, 12.5.

33. (30) ''Davis Rules,'' ABC, 12.5.

35. (49) ''Evening Shade,'' CBS, 12.3.

35. (30) ''Baby Talk,'' ABC, 12.3.

37. (40) ''Carol & Company,'' NBC, 12.0.

37. (34) ''Simpsons,'' Fox, 12.0.

39. (28) ''Wonder Years,'' ABC, 11.8.

39. (X) ''General Motors: Separate But Equal,'' Part 2, ABC, 11.8.

41. (21) ''Who's The Boss?,'' ABC, 11.7.

42. (61) ''Dallas,'' CBS, 11.5.

42. (39) ''Fresh Prince of Bel Air,'' NBC, 11.5.

42. (27) ''Growing Pains,'' ABC, 11.5.

42. (52) ''Macgyver,'' ABC, 11.5.

42. (32) ''Girls of Summer'' - ''NBC Monday Night Movies,'' 11.5.

42. (44) ''Anything But Love,'' ABC, 11.5.

48. (78) ''Quantum Leap,'' NBC, 10.9.

49. (55) ''Blossom,'' NBC, 10.5.

50. (21) ''L.A. Law,'' NBC, 10.0.

50. (69) ''Top of the Heap,'' Fox, 10.0.

52. (42) ''Another Pair of Aces: 3 Of A Kind'' - ''CBS Tuesday Movie,'' 9.9.

52. (64) ''In Living Color,'' Fox, 9.9.

54. (67) ''Amen,'' NBC, 9.8.

55. (76) ''Antagonists,'' CBS, 9.7.

56. (70) ''Down Home,'' NBC, 9.6.

56. (104) ''Shannon's Deal,'' NBC, 9.6.

58. (78) ''Top Cops,'' CBS, 9.3.

59. (X) ''True Detectives Special,'' CBS, 9.0.

60. (X) ''Peter Jennings Reporting: Guns,'' ABC, 8.9.

61. (82) ''Equal Justice,'' ABC, 8.8.

62. (40) ''The Great Pretender'' - ''NBC Sunday Movie,'' 8.5.

63. (73) ''Guns of Paradise,'' CBS, 8.3.

64. (52) ''Hunter,'' CBS, 8.2.

65. (85) ''Young Riders,'' ABC, 7.9.

66. (84) ''Frank Nitti: The Enforcer'' - ''ABC Saturday Movie,'' 7.8.

66. (93) ''Get a Life,'' Fox, 7.8.

68. (94) ''Midnight Caller,'' ABC, 7.6.

68. (68) ''Father Dowling Mysteries,'' ABC, 7.6.

70. (118) ''Beverly Hills, 90210,'' Fox, 7.4.

70. (95) ''Real Life-Jane Pauley,'' NBC, 7.4.

72. (85) ''Life Goes On,'' ABC, 7.1.

73. (92) ''Stroker Ace'' - ''CBS Saturday Movie,'' 6.8.

73. (114) ''Cops 2,'' Fox, 6.8.

75. (X) ''TV Censored Bloopers,'' NBC, 6.6.

76. (78) ''Flash,'' ABC, 6.5.

77. (99) ''Babes,'' Fox, 6.2.

78. (102) ''Black Jack Savage,'' NBC, 6.1.

78. (95) ''Expose,'' NBC, 6.1.

80. (121) ''Cops,'' Fox, 5.8.

81. (112) ''America's Most Wanted,'' Fox, 5.7.

81. (100) ''Twin Peaks,'' ABC, 5.7.

83. (115) ''Parker Lewis,'' Fox, 5.4.

84. (126) ''Comic Strip Live,'' Fox, 5.2.

85. (122) ''True Colors,'' Fox, 4.7.

86. (X) ''Fantasy Park,'' Fox, 3.1.

87. (129) ''Yearbook,'' Fox, 2.6.

88. (131) ''Against the Law,'' Fox, 2.3.