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Prime-Time TV Rankings

September 30, 1998

Cable Top 10

Here are Nielsen's top 10 cable programs in prime time last week, also ranked by total viewers (in millions).

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Program Network Viewers 1. Pro Football (Sun.) ESPN 4.08 2. South Park COMC 2.55 3. NFL Primetime ESPN 2.48 4. Wrestling (Thur., 9:08 p.m.) TBS 2.46 5. Wrestling (Mon., 8 p.m.) TNT 2.32 6. Boxing HBO 2.21 7. Wrestling (Mon., 10 p.m.) TNT 2.17 8. Wrestling (Mon., 10 p.m.) USA 2.16 9. "The Devil's Advocate" HBO 2.13 10. Wrestling (Mon., 9 p.m.) USA 2.11

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Network Averages

Here is the number of viewers that each network averaged per hour of prime time, for last week and for the season.

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Last week Season to date CBS 14.80 million 15.29 NBC 14.17 16.52 ABC 12.57 13.05 FOX 8.60 9.29 WB 3.60 3.92 UPN 2.32 4.36

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Southland Viewing

Here are Nielsen's Top 10 prime-time programs in the Los Angeles area during the same week. The rankings are based on the number of households watching.

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Program Station Households 1. Friends KNBC 1,147,114 -- Frasier KNBC 1,147,114 3. Jesse KNBC 1,132,086 4. Veronica's Closet KNBC 936,726 5. Just Shoot Me KNBC 721,329 6. Ally McBeal KTTV 716,320 7. 60 Minutes KCBS 701,292 8. Two of a Kind KABC 641,181 9. Beverly Hills, 90210 KTTV 626,154 10. Mad About You KNBC 611,128

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Source: Nielsen Media Research.

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