The Ratings

ABC HITS A 'HOME' RUN

As the official 1994-95 season came to a close, ABC took the overall ratings crown for the first time in 15 years. Home Improvement was the most watched series for the second year in a row, and ABC also scored with Grace Under Fire (3rd for the season), Monday Night Football (5th), NYPD Blue (8th), and Roseanne (9th). NBC placed second, led by its Thursday sitcom staple Seinfeld (2nd) and the freshman smashes ER (4th) and Friends (7th). Three-time defending champ CBS fell to third, with only Sunday senior citizens 60 Minutes (6th) and Murder, She Wrote (10th) among the top 10. And while Fox finished fourth yet again, the network beat CBS among viewers 18-to-49, and had the season's biggest gainer, The X-Files, which leapt from 105th to 63rd. Last Viewers* TOP 20 Week 1 33.6 HOME IMPROVEMENT ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 4 2 26.6 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 3 3 26.5 SEINFELD (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 2 4 25.9 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 1 5 22.7 GRACE UNDER FIRE (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 7 6 20.3 COACH (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 9 7 19.1 THUNDER ALLEY ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 13 8 19.0 MURPHY BROWN (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. - 9 18.7 PRIMETIME LIVE ABC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 12 10 18.5 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 10 11 18.4 MOVIE: DOC HOLLYWOOD (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 12 18.4 MURDER, SHE WROTE (R) CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 13 18.2 NYPD BLUE (R) ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 8 14 18.2 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 21 15 17.8 CYBILL CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. - 16 17.5 ELLEN (R) ABC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 19 17 17.2 FULL HOUSE (R) ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 19 18 17.1 DAVE'S WORLD CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. - 19 16.8 MOVIE: PERRY MASON -- THE CASE OF THE JEALOUS JOKESTER NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. - 20 16.6 MOVIE: A MOTHER'S GIFT CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. -

BOTTOM 10 90 5.5 VR.5 Fox, Friday, 8 p.m. 82 91 4.4 ROCK & ROLL SKATING (R) Fox, Sunday, 7 p.m. - 92 3.8 MARKER (R) UPN, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 87 93 3.3 THE WATCHER UPN, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 90 94 3.0 PIG STY UPN, Monday, 9 p.m. 89 95 2.9 THE WAYANS BROS. (R) WB, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 90 96 2.7 PLATYPUS MAN UPN, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 88 97 2.3 THE PARENT 'HOOD (R) WB, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 93 98 2.1 UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER (R) WB, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 90 99 1.6 MUSCLE (R) WB, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 94 *In millions; Week of April 10-16, 1995; (R) Rerun

Originally posted Apr 28, 1995 Published in issue #272 Apr 28, 1995 Order article reprints
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