Originally created 04/10/98

Wildcat win tops TV ratings



Here are the prime time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for March 30-April 5. Top 10 listings include the week's ranking, with rating for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. Top 20 listings include total homes.

Top shows

An X in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. The rating is the percentage of the nation's estimated 98 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 980,000 households.

1. (X) CBS NCAA Basketball Championship: Kentucky vs. Utah, CBS, 17.8, 17.4 million homes.

2. (2) Seinfeld, NBC,16.4, 16.0 million homes.

3. (4) Friends, NBC, 14.9, 14.6 million homes.

4. (3) Veronica's Closet, NBC 14.3, 14.0 million homes.

5. (6) Touched by an Angel, CBS, 14.0, 13.7 million homes.

6. (9) CBS Sunday Movie: The Patron Saint of Liars, CBS, 13.7, 13.4 million homes.

7. (1) ER, NBC, 13.5, 13.2 million homes.

8. (7) 60 Minutes, CBS, 13.2, 12.9 million homes.

9. Just Shoot Me, NBC, 12.9, 12.6 million homes.

10. Prelude to a Championship, CBS, 12.3, 12.0 million homes.

11. 2020-Monday, ABC, 12.0, 11.7 million homes.

12. Drew Carey Show, ABC, 11.4, 14.1 million homes.

12. (10) Home Improvement, ABC, 11.4, 14.1 million homes.

14. 2020, ABC, 11.3, 11.0 million homes.

15. NYPD Blue, ABC, 11.0, 10.7 million homes.

16. PrimeTime Live, ABC, 10.6, 10.3 million homes.

17. Dateline NBC-Monday, NBC, 10.2, 9.9 million homes.

18. (X) CBS NCAA Basketball Championship, CBS, 10.0, 9.8 million homes.

18. Frasier, NBC, 10.0, 9.8 million homes.

20. 48 Hours, CBS, 9.6, 9.4 million homes.

20. Mad About You, NBC, 9.6, 9.4 million homes.

22. JAG, CBS, 9.4.

23. Law and Order, NBC, 9.3

24. Dharma & Greg, ABC, 9.2

25. Dateline NBC-Tuesday, NBC 9.0

25. World's Wildest Police Videos, Fox, 9.0

27. Candid Camera, CBS, 8.8

27. (X) Home Improvement, ABC, 8.8

29. Chicago Hope, CBS, 8.6

29. Lateline, NBC, 8.6

31. Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 8.5

31. Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, ABC, 8.5

33. The Practice, ABC, 8.4

34. Nanny, CBS 8.2

34. NBC Sunday Night Movie: Fair Game, NBC, 8.2

36. Sabrina the Teenage Witch, ABC, 8.1

37. Promised Land, CBS, 8.0

37. Spin City, ABC, 8.0

37. Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 8.0

40. For Your Love, NBC, 7.9

40. Kids Say the Darndest Things, CBS, 7.9

40. Something so Right, ABC, 7.9

43. America's Funniest Home Videos, ABC, 7.8

43. Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS 7.8

43. Melrose Place, Fox, 7.8

43. That's Life, ABC, 7.8

47. Dateline NBC-Sunday, NBC, 7.7

47. Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, CBS, 7.7

47. 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 7.7

50. The Closer, CBS, 7.6

51. The Simpsons, Fox, 7.5

52. (X) Sabrina the Teenage Witch, ABC, 7.4

52. Working, NBC, 7.4

54. Boy Meets World, ABC, 7.3

54. (X) Seinfeld, NBC, 7.3

54. Unsolved Mysteries, CBS, 7.3

57. Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 7.2

57. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS 7.2

57. Nash Bridges, CBS, 7.2

60. Dateline NBC-Friday, NBC, 7.1

61. Early Edition, CBS, 7.0

61. Pretender, NBC, 7.0

63. (X) Boy Meets World, ABC, 6.9

63. (X) General Hospital-35th Anniversary Special, ABC 6.9

63. The X-Files, Fox, 6.9

66. Damon preview, Fox, 6.8

67. Caroline in the City, NBC 6.6

67. Michael Hayes, CBS, 6.6

69. Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 6.5

69. UFO's: Best Caught On Tape, Fox, 6.5

71. Cybill, CBS, 6.4

72. (X) Ally McBeal, Fox 6.3

72. COPS 2: Las Vegas, Fox, 6.3

72. Profiler, NBC, 6.3

75. AMW: America Fights Back, Fox, 6.1