The Ratings

COS AND EFFECT

Rebounding from the syndicated debacle You Bet Your Life, Bill Cosby returned to the networks with two TV movies in one week, but viewers seemed more interested in his new role in NBC's The Cosby Mysteries than in his CBS revival of I Spy. The first installment of the Mysteries franchise reached No. 20, while I Spy Returns came in 41st, right behind the second episode of ABC's cartoon The Critic (40th), which fell off sharply from its top 10 debut the previous week. A hopeful sign for CBS' Olympics coverage: The Saturday-night special Nancy Kerrigan & Her Friends (26th) was the evening's highest-rated program, outranking even Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (29th). Last Viewers* Top 20 Week

1 39.3 Home Improvement (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 3 2 33.1 Frasier NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 7 3 33.0 Seinfeld NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 5 4 30.4 Grace Under Fire ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 4 5 29.5 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 66 6 29.3 Movie: Breathing Lessons CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 7 28.8 Roseanne ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 8 26.5 Murder, She Wrote CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 54 9 25.6 Wings NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 9 10 25.2 Murphy brown CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 12 11 24.0 Blossom NBC, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 24 12 23.7 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 23 13 23.5 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 14 14 23.4 Dave's World CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 17 15 23.2 Rescue 911 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 30 16 23.1 Coach (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. - 17 22.6 Northern Exposure CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 18 18 22.3 Full House ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 19 21.7 Family Matters ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 19 20 21.4 Boy Meets World ABC, Friday, 8:30 p.m. 25 21.4 Movie: The Cosby Mysteries NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. - Bottom 10 85 10.2 The Good Life NBC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. - 86 10.1 The Adventures of brisco county, jr. Fox, Friday, 8 p.m. - 87 8.3 Herman's Head Fox, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. - 88 8.2 I Witness Video NBC, Sunday, 7 p.m. - 8.2 Movie: working girl (R) Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. - 90 6.8 Code 3 Fox, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 95 6.8 Monty Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 93 92 5.6 Code 3 Fox, Sunday, 7 p.m. 96 93 5.3 Roc Fox, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 94 94 4.2Front Page Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. -

* In millions Week of Jan. 31-Feb.6,1994 (R)Rerun

Originally posted Feb 18, 1994 Published in issue #210-211 Feb 18, 1994 Order article reprints
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