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List of Week’s TV Ratings

December 10, 1996

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Dec. 2-8. 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. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 97 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 970,000 households.

1. (1) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 16.9, 16.4 million homes

2. (1) ``ER,″ NBC, 16.4, 15.9 million homes

3. (16) ``CBS Sunday Movie: Mrs. Santa Claus,″ CBS, 14.7, 14.3 million homes

3. (X) ``Men Behaving Badly,″ NBC, 14.7, 14.3 million homes

5. (6) ``Home Improvement,″ ABC, 14.4, 14.0 million homes

6. (4) ``Friends,″ NBC, 14.3, 13.9 million homes

7. (X) ``Barbara Walters Special,″ ABC, 14.2, 13.7 million homes

8. (X) ``Sears Family Theater: Home Alone 2,″ Fox, 13.8, 13.4 million homes

9. (5) ``NFL Monday Night Football,″ ABC, 13.6, 13.2 million homes

10. (8) ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 13.3, 12.9 million homes

11. (11) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 12.8, 12.4 million homes

12. (10) ``Touched by an Angel,″ CBS, 12.5, 12.1 million homes

13. (X) ``Suddenly Susan,″ NBC, 12.1, 11.7 million homes

14. (15) ``Drew Carey Show,″ ABC, 11.9, 11.5 million homes

15. ``Caroline in the City,″ NBC, 11.7, 11.4 million homes

15. ``Frasier,″ NBC, 11.7, 11.4 million homes

17. (12) ``Cosby,″ CBS, 11.4, 11.1 million homes

18. ``Ellen,″ ABC, 11.2, 10.9 million homes

18. ``PrimeTime Live,″ ABC, 11.2, 10.9 million homes

18. (8) ``Spin City,″ ABC, 11.2, 10.9 million homes

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21. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Tuesday) NBC, 10.9

21. ``Walker, Texas Ranger,″ CBS, 10.9

23. ``Murphy Brown,″ CBS, 10.6

23. ``NBC Sunday Night Movie: Greedy,″ NBC, 10.6

23. ``X-Files,″ Fox, 10.6

26. ``Grace Under Fire,″ ABC, 10.5

27. ``Cybill,″ CBS, 10.2

28. ``Mad About You,″ NBC, 10.1

29. ``Early Edition,″ CBS, 10.0

30. ``Ink,″ CBS, 9.9

30. ``NBC Monday Night Movies: The Prosecutor,″ NBC, 9.9

30. ``Roseanne,″ ABC, 9.9

33. ``3rd Rock From The Sun,″ NBC, 9.6

34. ``Life’s Work,″ ABC, 9.4

34. ``Turning Point,″ ABC, 9.4

36. ``Something So Right,″ NBC, 9.3

37. (X) ``20/20,″ ABC, 9.2

37. ``Dr. Quinn Medicine Women,″ CBS, 9.2

39. ``Sabrina the Teen-Aged Witch,″ ABC, 9.0

40. ``Family Matters,″ ABC, 8.7

40. ``Townies,″ ABC, 8.7

42. ``Melrose Place,″ Fox, 8.6

43. ``Frosty Returns,″ CBS, 8.5

43. ``Frosty The Snowman,″ CBS, 8.5

43. ``Winnie The Pooh Christmas,″ CBS, 8.5

46. ``CBS Wednesday Movie: `A Child Is Missing‴ CBS, 8.4

46. ``Homicide: Life On The Street,″ NBC, 8.4

48. ``ABC Sunday Night Movie: `Passenger 57,‴ ABC, 8.3

48. ``CBS Sunday Night Movie: `Gone In A Heartbeat’,″ CBS, 8.3

48. ``Dateline NBC,″ (Friday), NBC, 8.3

52. ``Billboard Music Awards,″ Fox, 8.3

52. ``Images Of Life,″ CBS, 8.2

54. ``Boston Common,″ NBC, 8.1

55. ``Beauty And The Beast,″ CBS, 8.0

56. ``Story Of Santa Claus,″ CBS, 7.9

57. ``Promised Land,″ CBS, 7.8

57. ``Unsolved Mysteries,″ NBC, 7.8

57. ``World’s Funniest Outtakes,″ Fox, 7.8

60. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 7.7

61. ``Fox Tuesday Movie: Code Name: Wolverine,″ Fox, 7.6

62. ``Millennium,″ Fox, 7.5

63. ``Wings,″ NBC, 7.3

64. ``Jeff Foxworthy,″ NBC, 7.1

65. ``SEC Championship,″ ABC, 7.0

66. (X) ``Newsradio Special,″ NBC, 6.8

67. ``Dateline NBC (Saturday),″ NBC, 6.7

67. ``Mr. Rhodes,″ NBC, 6.7

69. ``High Incident,″ ABC, 6.6

69. ``Nash Bridges,″ CBS, 6.6

71. ``America’s Funniest Home Videos,″ ABC, 6.5

71. ``Men Behaving Badly,″ NBC, 6.5

73. ``New York Undercover,″ Fox, 6.4

74. ``America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back,″ Fox, 6.2

75. ``Murder One,″ ABC, 6.1

76. ``Cops 2,″ Fox, 6.0

76. ``Dangerous Minds,″ ABC, 6.0

76. ``Living Single,″ Fox. 6.0

76. ``Martin,″ Fox, 6.0

80. ``48 Hours,″ CBS, 5.9

80. ``Pretender,″ NBC, 5.9

80. ``Profiler,″ NBC 5.9

83. ``Newsradio,″ NBC, 5.8

84. ``Sliders,″ Fox, 5.7

85. ``Cops,″ Fox, 5.6

86. ``Lois And Clark,″ ABC, 5.4

87. ``Dateline NBC (Sunday),″ NBC, 5.3

88. ``Moloney,″ CBS, 5.1

89. ``Dark Skies,″ NBC, 4.9

90. ``Moesha,″ UPN, 3.9

91. ``Star Trek: Voyager,″ UPN, 3.5

92. ``Malcolm & Eddie,″ UPN, 3.2

93. ``Homeboys in Outer Space,″ UPN, 3.1

93. ``In the House,″ UPN, 3.1

95. ``The Sentinel,″ UPN, 2.9

96. ``Savannah,″ WB, 2.8

97. ``7th Heaven,″ WB, 2.5

98. ``Unhappily Ever After,″ WB, 2.4

99. ``Goode Behavior,″ UPN, 2.3

99. ``The Jamie Foxx Show,″ WB, 2.3

99. ``The Wayans Bros,″ WB, 2.3

102. ``The Burning Zone,″ UPN, 2.2

102. ``Sparks,″ UPN, 2.2

104. ``Sister, Sister,″ WB, 2.1

105. ``Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher,″ WB, 2.0

105. ``The Parent’ Hood,″ WB, 2.0

105. ``The Steve Harvey Show,″ WB, 2.0

108. ``Brotherly Love,″ WB, 1.8

108. ``Life With Roger,″ WB, 1.8

110. (X) ``Brotherly Love,″ WB, 1.7