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ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Nielsen ratings of Johnny Carson's competitors: "The Joey Bishop Show" (ABC, 1968-69 average) 4.0 "The Dick Cavett Show" (ABC, 1971-72) 3.6 "The Merv Griffin Show" (CBS, 1971-72) 4.4 "The Late Show" (Fox Broadcasting, 1986-87) 3.2 Nielsen ratings of Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show": 1968-69 7.4 1971-72 7.8 1986-87 7.1 (Note: in 1968-69, one Nielsens rating point equaled 582,500 homes; in 1971-72, one point equaled 620,000 homes; and in 1986-87, one point equaled 874,000 homes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1990
In Nielsen ratings for Los Angeles, two Fox network shows placed in the top 10, "The Simpsons" and "Married . . . With Children"--their highest local ratings ever. The Sunday night cartoon show finished third in local ratings for the week with a 24.2 rating, beaten only by Nielsen warhorses "Cheers," with a 27.4 rating and "The Cosby Show" with 26. Fourth was "60 Minutes" with 24.2. Fox's offbeat "Married" was seventh with 23. Fox programs are aired on KTTV, Channel 11.
NEWS
April 25, 1989 | From Times wire services
NBC had six of the Top 10 shows and took first place again in the prime-time Nielsen ratings, bringing its consecutive weekly wins to 44, two weeks from tying CBS' all-time record of 46, according to Nielsen ratings released today. NBC had a cumulative rating of 13.3 with a 23 share for the week. CBS was second with an 11.8 rating and a 21 share, and ABC finished third with an 11.6 rating and a 20 share. ABC had three Top 10 shows while CBS had one. ABC's "Roseanne" took first place for the week's ratings, followed by NBC's "The Cosby Show."
NEWS
May 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
ABC's docudrama re-creating the rescue of Jessica McClure from an abandoned well in Texas was the most-watched program last week but NBC pushed its ratings victory streak to 48 straight weeks, according to Nielsen ratings released today. "Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure" was first in the Nielsens for the week ended May 21. The ABC Sunday night movie knocked the two-hour wrap-up of NBC's "Miami Vice" to 21st place. The CBS movie "Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All," competing in the same time slot, was in 27th place.
NEWS
November 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Napoleon Bonaparte met his second Waterloo on ABC last week as the miniseries "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story" ended up in the Nielsen ratings' version of St. Helena. The three-part series, despite its beautiful French background and the tempestuous love story re-enacted by Armand Assante and Jacqueline Bisset, failed to arouse much interest from the viewers. The first chapter Tuesday was in 15th place. The next night it dropped to 26th place. The third night it fell to 30th place.
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