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Baseball connected solidly with viewers as NBC’s telecasts of the first two games of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves placed among the week’s top five programs. The league championships also scored: The deciding game 6 of NBC’s Braves-Mets battle (6th) sent ABC’s Once and Again (48th) and It’s like, you know…(59th), and Fox’s Party of Five (80th) and Ally (83rd), to their personal-worst first-run ratings. The final contest of Fox’s Red Sox-Yankees clash (26th) delivered a blow to ABC’s Monday Night Football (10th) matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, nearly knocking MNF out of its usual top 10 berth. And after getting thrown for record losses on Friday night, Fox axed the rookie cop drama Ryan Caulfield: Year One (106th) and Chris Carter’s latest sci-fi struggler, Harsh Realm (98th). Harsh, indeed.

TOP 30

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 29.6 ER NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 1 2 22.8 BASEBALL: BRAVES VS. YANKEES NBC, Sunday, 8:11 p.m. – 3 22.4 FRIENDS NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 2 4 22.0 BASEBALL: BRAVES VS. YANKEES NBC, Saturday, 8:03 p.m. – 22.0 FRASIER NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 6 21.8 BASEBALL: BRAVES VS. METS NBC, Tuesday, 8:09 p.m. – 7 19.1 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL CBS, Sunday, 8:37 p.m. 4 8 18.4 STARK RAVING MAD NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 7 9 17.9 MOVIE: THE SOUL COLLECTOR CBS, Sunday, 9:37 p.m. – 10 17.7 FOOTBALL: GIANTS VS. COWBOYS ABC, Monday, 9:07 p.m. – 11 16.9 60 MINUTES NBC, Sunday, 7:37 p.m. 14 12 16.8 JESSE NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 8 13 16.7 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 5 14 16.5 THE PRACTICE ABC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 11 15 16.2 JAG CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 16 16.1 WORLD SERIES PREGAME NBC, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. – 17 15.6 JUDGING AMY CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 10 18 15.0 DHARMA & GREG ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 16 19 14.9 PROVIDENCE NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. – 20 14.7 THE DREW CAREY SHOW ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 23 21 14.3 LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 25 22 14.1 BECKER CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 15 23 13.6 FAMILY LAW CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 21 24 13.4 NASH BRIDGES CBS, Friday, 10 p.m. 32 25 13.3 THE KING OF QUEENS CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 33 26 13.1 BASEBALL: RED SOX VS. YANKEES Fox, Monday, 8:12 p.m. – 27 13.0 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 8 28 12.8 20/20 ABC, FRIDAY, 10 P.M. 29 29 12.7 DIAGNOSIS MURDER CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 38 12.7 60 MINUTES II CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 24

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF OCT. 18-24, 1999 (R) RERUN SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH