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ABC, Led by Emmys, Wins Week

September 11, 1996|LEE MARGULIES

With ratings for the Emmy Awards up 16% over last year and strong showings by "Monday Night Football," "20/20" and "PrimeTime Live," ABC won the prime-time ratings race last week, Nielsen Media Research reported Tuesday.

Sunday's three-hour telecast of the Emmy Awards ranked third among all programs last week with household ratings that put it well ahead of last year's show on Fox and just shy of the 1994 broadcast on ABC. ABC researchers estimated that 45 million people saw at least some of the broadcast.

The "Monday Night Football" game between Dallas and Chicago also topped ratings among the 18-to-49-year-old audience that advertisers prize.

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Southland Ratings

Here are A. C. Nielsen's Top 10 prime-time programs in the Los Angeles area during the same week. Each rating point equals 50,064 households.

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Program Station Rating 1. Emmy Awards KABC 21.5 2. Seinfeld KNBC 16.0 3. 20/20 KABC 15.5 4. 60 Minutes KCBS 13.5 5. Friends KNBC 13.1 6. Home Improvement KABC 12.3 7. The Single Guy KNBC 11.8 8. Law & Order KNBC 11.6 New York Undercover KTTV 11.6 10. ER KNBC 11.5

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Weekly Averages

ABC: 9.2

NBC: 8.9

CBS: 6.8

FOX: 6.3

Season to Date

NBC: 11.4

ABC: 9.5

CBS: 8.8

FOX: 6.5

Note: The weekly and season ratings for UPN and WB were unavailable. This version of the TV ratings will appear until the new season begins.

Source: A.C. Nielsen Ratings

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