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List of Week’s Top-Rated TV Shows With PM-Nielsens

December 9, 1987

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are the prime-time television ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6. 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. Shows from 21 on include only the weekly ranking. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 88.6 million TV homes.

1. (1) ″The Cosby Show,″ NBC, 24.9 rating, 22.1 million homes.

1. (2) ″A Different World,″ NBC, 24.9, 22.1 million homes.

3. (7) ″Golden Girls,″ NBC, 23.7, 21.0 million homes.

4. (3) ″Cheers,″ NBC, 23.5, 20.8 million homes.

5. (4) ″Growing Pains,″ ABC, 22.5, 19.9 million homes.

6. (4) ″Night Court,″ NBC, 22.2, 19.7 million homes.

7. (8) ″60 Minutes,″ CBS, 21.8, 19.3 million homes.

8. (6) ″Who’s the Boss?″, ABC, 21.3, 18.9 million homes.

9. (10) ″Moonlighting,″ ABC, 20.7, 18.3 million homes.

10. (20) ″NFL Monday Night Football: L.A. Raiders vs. Seattle,″ ABC, 19.9, 17.6 million homes.

11. (14) ″A Hobo’s Christmas″ - ″CBS Sunday Movie,″ 19.5, 17.3 million homes.

12. (9) ″Murder, She Wrote,″ CBS, 19.4, 17.2 million homes.

13. (11) ″Family Ties,″ NBC, 19.3, 17.1 million homes.

14. (15) ″Amen,″ NBC, 19.0, 16.8 million homes.

15. (11) ″L.A. Law,″ NBC, 18.7, 16.6 million homes.

16. (19) ″227,″ NBC, 18.0, 15.9 million homes.

17. (27) ″Hooperman,″ ABC, 17.8, 15.8 million homes.

18. (25) ″Head of the Class,″ ABC, 17.1, 15.2 million homes.

19. (20) ″Dallas,″ CBS, 16.7, 14.8 million homes.

19. (X) ″The Secret Garden″ - ″Hallmark Hall of Fame,″ CBS, 16.7, 14.8 million homes.

21. (29) ″Perfect Strangers,″ ABC, 16.5.

22. (16) ″My Two Dads,″ NBC, 16.2.

23. (30) ″Facts of Life,″ NBC, 16.1.

23. (23) ″Downpayment on Murder″ - ″NBC Sunday Night Movie,″ 16.1.

25. (X) ″J.J. Starbuck Special,″ NBC, 15.8.

26. (23) ″Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery″ - ″NBC Monday Night Movies,″ 15.5.

27. (30) ″Kate & Allie,″ CBS, 15.4.

28. (34) ″Dynasty,″ ABC, 14.9.

29. (38) ″thirtysomething,″ ABC, 14.7.

29. (32) ″Knots Landing,″ CBS, 14.7.

31. (48) ″20-20,″ ABC, 14.6

32. (36) ″Miami Vice,″ NBC, 14.4.

33. (41) ″The Slap Maxwell Story,″ ABC, 14.3.

33. (26) ″Matlock,″ NBC, 14.3.

35. (45) ″Frank’s Place,″ CBS, 14.2.

36. (48) ″Jake and The Fatman,″ CBS, 14.1.

37. (X) ″Ultimate Stuntman,″ ABC, 14.0.

38. (34) ″Falcon Crest,″ CBS, 13.9.

38. (42) ″St. Elsewhere,″ NBC, 13.9.

40. (X) ″Mickey’s Christmas Carol,″ NBC, 13.7.

41. (39) ″Highway to Heaven,″ NBC, 13.4.

42. (50) ″Our House,″ NBC, 13.1.

43. (X) ″The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,″ CBS, 12.6.

44. (56) ″The Law and Harry MacGraw,″ CBS, 12.3.

45. (44) ″Beauty and the Beast,″ CBS, 12.1.

45. (52) ″A Year in the Life,″ NBC, 12.1.

47. (54) ″Simon & Simon,″ CBS, 11.5.

48. (57) ″Mr. Belvedere,″ ABC, 11.3.

49. (61) ″I Married Dora,″ ABC, 10.6.

49. (32) ″Dolly 3/8″ ABC, 10.6.

51. (59) ″Private Eye,″ NBC, 10.4.

51. (X) ″All Star Party-Joan Collins,″ CBS, 10.4.

53. (57) ″Student Exchange,″ Part 2, - ″Disney Sunday Movie,″ ABC, 10.2.

54. (42) ″The Equalizer,″ CBS, 9.9.

55. (66) ″Full House,″ ABC, 9.8.

56. (61) ″Spenser: For Hire,″ ABC, 9.4.

57. (X) ″America’s Future President-Debate,″ NBC, 9.0.

58. (68) ″Hotel,″ ABC, 8.9.

58. (71) ″The Pursuit of Happiness,″ ABC, 8.9.

60. (69) ″Ohara,″ ABC, 8.0.

61. (67) ″Plaza Suite″ - ″ABC Thursday Night Movie,″ 7.9.

62. (73) ″Sledge Hammer 3/8″ ABC, 7.4.

63. (61) ″The Oldest Rookie,″ CBS, 7.1.

64. (73) ″Sable,″ ABC, 7.0.

65. (76) ″West 57th,″ CBS, 6.9.

66. (X) ″Jennings/Koppel Report,″ ABC, 6.4.

67. (65) ″Houston Knights,″ CBS, 5.8.

68. (X) ″CBS Reports: Children of Apartheid,″ CBS, 5.2.

69. (NA) ″21 Jump Street,″ FOX, 5.1.

70. (NA) ″Television Hall of Fame,″ FOX, 4.5.

71. (X) ″Twilight Zone Special,″ CBS, 4.3.

71. (NA) ″Werewolf,″ FOX, 4.3.

73. (NA) ″Married...With Children,″ FOX, 4.0.

74. (NA) ″Angel of Death,″ FOX, 3.2.

75. (NA) ″Mr. President,″ FOX, 2.8.

76. (NA) ″Second Chance,″ FOX, 2.7.

77. (NA) ″Duet,″ FOX, 2.5.

77. (NA) ″Tracey Ullman Show,″ FOX, 2.5.

79. (NA) ″Women in Prison,″ FOX, 2.4.

80. (NA) ″The New Adventures of Beans Baxter,″ FOX, 2.0.

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