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Top 20 Prime Time TV Shows

February 24, 1998

Prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Feb. 16-23. Top 10 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 is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 98 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Friday,″ CBS, 23.2, 22.7 million homes

2. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Wednesday,″ CBS, 20.7, 20.2 million homes

3. ``Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding, Part 1,″ ABC, 16.8, 16.4 million homes

4. (2) ``Seinfeld,″ NBC, 15.0, 14.7 million homes

5. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Monday ,″ CBS, 14.9, 14.6 million homes

6. (7) ``60 Minutes,″ CBS, 14.0, 14.6 million homes

7. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Thursday,″ CBS, 13.9, 13.6 million homes

8. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Tuesday,″ CBS, 13.5, 13.2 million homes

9. (4) ``Friends,″ NBC, 13.1, 12.8 million homes

10. (1) ``E.R.,″ NBC, 12.8, 12.5 million homes

11. (X) ``Surviving the Moment of Impact,″ Fox, 12.3, 12.0 million homes

12. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Saturday,″ CBS, 12.0, 11.7 million homes

12. (X) ``XVIII Olympic Winter Games-Sunday,″ CBS, 12.O, 11.7 million homes

12. ``The X-Files,″ Fox, 12.0, 11.7 million homes

15. ``3rd Rock From the Sun,″ NBC, 11.8, 11.5 million homes

16. ``The World’s Scariest Police Chases,″ Fox, 11.2, 10.9 million homes

17. ``NBC Monday Night Movie: A Few Good Men,″ NBC, 10.9, 10.6 million homes

17. ``NYPD Blue,″ ABC, 10.9, 10.6 million homes

19. (3) ``Veronica’s Closet,″ NBC, 10.8, 10.5 million homes

20. ``King of the Hill,″ Fox, 10.0, 9.8 million homes

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