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Prime-Time TV Rankings

National Nielsen Viewership

July 09, 1999

Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (June 28-July 4) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates that there are 256.6 million potential U.S. viewers age 2 and older. Viewership is listed here in millions.

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. Wrestling (Mon., 10 p.m.) USA 8.03 2. Wrestling (Mon., 9 p.m.) USA 7.54 3. Wrestling (Mon., 8 p.m.) TNT 4.70 4. The Real World MTV 3.80 5. Wrestling (Mon., 10 p.m.) TNT 3.78 6. Wrestling (Mon., 9 p.m.) TNT 3.39 7. Wrestling (Thur., 9:08 p.m.) TBS 3.34 8. Baseball (Sun.) ESPN 2.88 9. Wrestling (Sun., 7 p.m.) USA 2.82 10. World Dog Show USA 2.80

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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 8.54 million 12.51 NBC 7.46 12.19 ABC 7.35 11.22 FOX 5.45 10.01 WB 2.80 4.29 UPN 1.83 2.65

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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 House-holds 1. Frasier KNBC 595,672 2. Will & Grace KNBC 569,996 3. Friends KNBC 554,591 4. Law & Order KNBC 528,915 5. 20/20 (Wed.) KABC 518,645 6. Ally McBeal KTTV 477,564 Jesse KNBC 477,564 20/20 (Fri.) KABC 477,564 9. Dateline NBC (Tue.) KNBC 451,889 10. World's Most Amazing Videos KNBC 441,619

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