The Ratings

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This week's TV ratings

Halloween brought monster ratings for The Simpsons, with two episodes of the Fox 'toon's annual ''Tree House of Horror'' marathon hitting the top 10. Costume parties also drew big crowds for ABC's Roseanne (3rd) and Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210 (24th). Sci-fi movies didn't fare so well in the season of the witch: Fox's Alien Nation: Dark Horizon was overshadowed in 81st place, and — despite a flood of calls from people who confused it with reality — CBS' asteroid-crash dramatization Without Warning (35th) landed behind both NBC's The Addams Family (32nd) and ABC's Against Their Will: Women in Prison (27th) in the Sunday movie derby. And proving viewers' interest in dramas — and the importance of a good time slot — a rerun of CBS' also-ran hospital show Chicago Hope reached 13th place after 60 Minutes.

Last ! Viewers* Top 20 Week 1 37.0 Home Improvement ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 1 2 31.7 Grace Under Fire ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 2 3 29.7 Roseanne ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 4 4 28.0 Seinfeld NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 7 28.0 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 5 6 24.7 NYPD Blue ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 10 7 24.1 Ellen ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 8 8 22.9 The Simpsons (R) Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - 9 22.8 Football: Oilers vs. Eagles ABC, Monday, 9 p.m. - 10 22.2 The Simpsons Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 47 11 20.4 Murphy Brown CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 11 12 20.2 Movie: Family Album, part two NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. - 13 20.1 Chicago Hope (R) CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 20.1 Dave's World CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 13 15 19.9 Me And The Boys ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 18 19.9 Step By Step ABC, Friday, 9 p.m. 32 17 19.8 Frasier (R) NBC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. - 18 19.7 Mad About You (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 16 19 19.3 Full House ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 21 20 19.2 Hangin' With Mr. Cooper ABC, Friday, 9:30 p.m. 35 Bottom 10 84 10.6 Models inc. Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 89 85 10.5 America's Most Wanted Fox, Saturday, 9 p.m. 87 86 10.1 Cops Fox, Saturday, 8 p.m. 85 87 9.9 Dateline NBC NBC, Friday, 9 p.m. 63 88 9.8 My So-Called life ABC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 90 89 9.1 Tales From the Crypt (R) Fox, Friday, 8:30 p.m. - 90 8.6 Tales from the Crypt (R) Fox, Friday, 8 p.m. - 91 8.4 Eye to Eye with Connie Chung CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 70 92 8.0 Party of Five Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 92 93 7.8 Halloween! CBS, Saturday, 10 p.m. - *In Millions Week of Oct. 24-30, 1994

Originally posted Nov 11, 1994 Published in issue #248 Nov 11, 1994 Order article reprints
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