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Cable Nielsen Rankings

January 8, 1998

Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 29-Jan 4. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are included in parentheses.

1. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 8 p.m.), TNT, 3.4, 3.38 million homes.

2. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.4, 3.31 million homes.

3. ``Peach Bowl: Clemson vs. Auburn,″ (Friday, 3:13 p.m.), ESPN, 3.2, 3.14 million homes.

4. ``Babylon 5: In the Beginning″ (Sunday, 7:59 p.m.), TNT, 3.0, 2.95 million homes.

5. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.9, 2.87 million homes.

6. ``Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Purdue″ (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 2.9, 2.86 million homes.

7. ``SportsCenter″ (Friday, 6:52 p.m.), ESPN, 2.5, 2.48 million homes.

8. ``Babylon 5: The Gathering″ (Sunday, 10:02 p.m.), TNT, 2.5, 2.46 million homes.

9. ``La Femme Nikita″ (Sunday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.4, 2.39 million homes.

10. ``Blues Clues″ (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.4, 2.38 million homes.

11. ``Holiday Bowl: Missouri vs. Colorado State″ (Monday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 2.4, 2.37 million homes.

12. ``WWF Wrestling″ (Monday, 8:57 p.m.), USA, 2.4, 2.36 million homes.

13. ``Outback Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Georgia″ (Thursday, 11 a.m.), ESPN, 2.4, 2.34 million homes.

14. Movie:″The Secret of My Success″ (Sunday, 10:35 a.m.), TBS, 2.3, 2.29 million homes.

15. Movie: ``Problem Child 2″ (Saturday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.3, 2.27 milliom homes.

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