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List of Week’s TV Ratings

January 24, 1996

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 15-21. Top 20 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 measures the percentage of the nation’s 95.9 million TV homes. Each rating point represents 959,000 households.

1. (3) ``Friends,″ NBC, 20.8, 19.9 million homes

2. (2) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 20.1, 19.3 million homes

3. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 19.3, 18.5 million homes

4. (X) ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 17.8, 17.1 million homes

5. (6) ``Single Guy,″ NBC, 16.8, 16.1 million homes

6. (6) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 16.2, 15.5 million homes

7. (11) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 15.6, 15.0 million homes

8. (6) ``3rd Rock From the Sun,″ NBC, 15.2, 14.6 million homes

9. (9) ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 15.1, 14.5 million homes

10. (13) ``Frasier,″ NBC, 14.1, 13.5 million homes

11. (20) ``Chicago Hope,″ CBS, 13.2, 12.7 million homes

11. (18) ``Nanny,″ CBS, 13.2, 12.7 million homes

11. ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 13.2, 12.7 million homes

14. (12) ``Grace Under Fire,″ ABC, 13.1, 12.6 million homes

14. (23) ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 13.1, 12.6 million homes

16. (27) ``Law & Order,″ NBC, 12.9, 12.4 million homes

16. (X) ``The Golden Globe Awards,″ NBC, 12.9, 12.4 million homes

18. (22) ``America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,″ ABC, 12.8, 12.3 million homes

19. (13) ``20/20,″ ABC, 12.7, 12.2 million homes

20. (16) ``Roseanne,″ ABC, 12.5, 12.0 million homes

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21. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Wednesday) NBC, 12.4

21. ``John Larroquette Show,″ NBC, 12.4

23. ``Wings,″ NBC, 12.1

24. ``Murphy Brown,″ CBS, 12.0

24. ``NBC Monday Night Movies: Moment of Truth,″ NBC, 12.0

26. ``ABC Sunday Night Movie: Innocent Victims: Pt 1,″ ABC, 11.7

26. ``Champs,″ ABC, 11.7

26. ``PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 11.7

29. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Tuesday) NBC, 11.6

30. ``Can’t Hurry Love,″ CBS, 11.2

30. ``ABC Monday Night Movie: A Promise to Carolyn,″ CBS, 11.2

32. ``ABC Monday Night Movie: Kiss and Tell,″ ABC, 11.1

32. ``Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,″ CBS, 11.1

32. ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 11.1

35. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 10.8

35. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Friday) NBC, 10.8

35. ``Family Matters,″ ABC, 10.8

35. ``Naked Truth,″ ABC, 10.8

39. (X) ``ABC Wide World of Sports Special Edition,″ ABC, 10.7

40. (X) ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 10.6

40. ``Beverly Hills, 90210,″ Fox, 10.6

40. ``Boy Meets World,″ ABC, 10.6

40. ``Ellen,″ ABC, 10.6

44. ``Step by Step,″ ABC, 10.5

45. ``Lois & Clark,″ ABC, 10.3

46. ``Unsolved Mysteries,″ NBC, 10.2

47. ``CBS Sunday Movie: Lethal Weapon 2,″ CBS, 10.0

47. ``High Society,″ CBS, 10.0

49. ``Diagnosis Murder,″ CBS, 9.9

49. (X) ``R&R Skating Championship,″ Fox, 9.9

51. ``Homicide: Life on the Street,″ NBC, 9.8

52. ``Hudson Street,″ ABC, 9.6

53. ``Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 9.5

54. ``Fresh Prince of Bel Air,″ NBC, 9.4

54. ``Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,″ ABC, 9.4

56. ``Melrose Place,″ Fox, 9.2

57. ``ABC Thursday Night Movie: The Man Next Door,″ ABC, 9.1

57. ``Simpsons,″ Fox, 9.1

59. ``In the House,″ NBC, 9.0

60. ``Cybill,″ CBS, 8.9

61. (X) ``National Geographic,″ NBC, 8.6

61. ``X-Files,″ Fox, 8.6

63. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 8.4

64. ``Dave’s World,″ CBS, 8.3

64. ``Married ... With Children,″ Fox, 8.3

64. ``Murder One,″ ABC, 8.3

67. ``Due South,″ CBS, 8.2

68. ``Fox Movie Special: Coneheads,″ Fox, 8.0

68. ``Matt Waters,″ CBS, 8.0

70. ``Client,″ CBS, 7.9

71. ``Maybe This Time,″ ABC, 7.8

72. ``Jeff Foxworthy Show,″ ABC, 7.7

73. ``Bless This House,″ CBS, 7.6

73. ``Ned & Stacey,″ Fox, 7.6

75. ``Party of Five,″ Fox, 7.5

75. ``Picket Fences,″ CBS, 7.5

77. ``New York Undercover,″ Fox, 7.1

78. ``Living Single,″ Fox, 6.6

79. ``JAG,″ NBC, 6.5

79. ``Sister,″ NBC, 6.5

81. ``Crew,″ Fox, 6.4

82. ``Partners,″ Fox, 6.2

83. (X) ``CBS Reports: Gulf War,″ CBS, 6.1

84. ``Star Trek: Voyager,″ UPN, 5.9

85. ``Strange Luck,″ Fox, 5.8

86. ``American Gothic,″ CBS, 5.7

86. ``Home Court,″ NBC, 5.7

88. ``Hope & Gloria,″ NBC, 5.4

89. (X) ``Fox NHL All-Star Game,″ Fox, 4.1

89. (X) ``Up for the Golden Globe,″ NBC, 4.1

91. ``Savannah,″ WB, 3.6

92. ``The Parent ’Hood,″ WB, 3.4

92. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 3.4

94. ``The Wayans Bros.,″ WB, 3.1

95. ``Nowhere Man,″ UPN, 3.0

95. (X) ``Rainbow Drive,″ UPN, 3.0

97. ``Unhappily Ever After,″ WB, 2.5

98. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 2.1

99. ``Pinky & Brain,″ WB, 1.9