The Ratings

GOOD 'NEWSRADIO'

Flourishing where The Martin Short Show and Something Wilder flailed, NBC's NewsRadio debuted in a static-free 26th place. The Tuesday sitcom, starring Phil Hartman and Dave Foley, held nearly the entire viewership of its lead-in, Wings (25th). The same cannot be said for NBC's other new Tuesday comedy, Pride & Joy (38th), which lost more than 20 percent of the Frasier (17th) audience. Fox's Sliders premiered promisingly in 47th, but its other new sci-fi series, VR.5, slid to 89th. CBS' woes continued as its Burke's Law (88th) couldn't get arrested in its first Tuesday airing opposite ABC's NYPD Blue (7th); CBS quickly shifted Law to Friday. And in a Sunday-movie clash of Melrose-ites, ABC's Thomas Calabro thriller, Sleep, Baby, Sleep (23rd), placed ahead of CBS' Laura Leighton sudser, The Other Woman (34th).

TOP 20 VIEWERS* LAST WEEK 1 31.7 HOME IMPROVEMENT ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 1 2 29.0 SEINFELD (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 2 3 28.3 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 4 4 27.3 GRACE UNDER FIRE (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 3 5 26.3 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 5 6 24.7 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7:06 p.m. 7 7 23.6 NYPD BLUE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 6 8 22.1 ROSEANNE ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 18 9 21.5 AMERICA'S FUNNIEST VIDEOS (R) ABC, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 19 21.5 MURPHY BROWN CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 9 11 21.3 LOIS & CLARK ABC, Sunday, 8 p.m. 26 12 21.0 MAD ABOUT YOU (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 8 13 20.8 ELLEN ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 19 14 20.1 HOPE & GLORIA NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 10 20.1 MURDER, SHE WROTE (R) CBS, Sunday, 8:06 p.m. 13 16 20.0 THUNDER ALLEY ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 14 17 19.8 FRASIER NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 31 18 19.5 CHICAGO HOPE CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 19 19 18.9 FULL HOUSE ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 17 20 18.8 CYBILL CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 24

BOTTOM 10 LAST WEEK 91 7.5 THE OFFICE CBS, Saturday, 9:15 p.m. 75 92 4.9 ENCOUNTERS (R) Fox, Sunday, 7 p.m. 94 93 4.4 MARKER (R) UPN, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 95 94 3.5 THE PARENT 'HOOD WB, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 99 3.5 THE WATCHER UPN, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 96 96 3.4 PIG STY UPN, Monday, 9 p.m. -- 97 3.2 THE WAYANS BROS. WB, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 98 98 2.7 UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER WB, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 101 99 2.5 PLATYPUS MAN UPN, Monday, 9:30 p.m. -- 100 1.8 MUSCLE (R) WB, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 102

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF MARCH 20-26, 1995 (R) RERUN SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Apr 07, 1995 Published in issue #269 Apr 07, 1995 Order article reprints
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