The Ratings

'Earth' Quake

This week's TV ratings

The two-hour premiere of NBC's new sci-fi series Earth 2 blasted off in 8th place, nipping its time-slot rival, CBS' 60 Minutes (9th), and finishing just behind NBC's other new hit drama, ER (7th). New York cops also scored, as David Caruso's farewell brought ABC's NYPD Blue (4th) its highest ratings ever, and CBS' Sunday Cagney & Lacey movie (6th) blew away NBC's Star Trek VI (24th) and ABC's The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (32nd). NBC's New York sitcoms Mad About You (9th) and Friends (13th) drew their biggest audiences ever with episodes set during a blackout, and while two installments of ABC's Roseanne placed in the top 15, NBC's movie Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes thudded in 76th. And it's no illusion: ABC's Siegfried & Roy: The Magic, The Mystery really did materialize in 17th.

Last Viewers* Top 20 Week 1 33.7 Home Improvement (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 1 2 30.6 Grace Under Fire (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 2 30.6 Seinfeld NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 4 4 28.8 NYPD Glue ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 6 5 25.9 Roseanne ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 3 6 25.8 Movie: Cagney & Lacey: The return CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 7 25.7 ER NBC, Thursday, 10 p.m. - 8 25.2 Earth 2 NBC, Sunday, 7:10 p.m. - 9 24.5 Mad Sbout You NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 18 24.5 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 4 11 23.8 Grasier NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 22 12 23.6 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 25 13 23.5 Griends NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 25 14 22.9 Football: Packers VS. Bears ABC, Monday, 9 p.m. - 15 22.5 Roseanne (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. - 16 22.2 Me and The Boys ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 15 17 21.9 Siegfried & Roy ABC, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 18 21.5 Madman of the People NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 21 19 21.3 Full House ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 19 20 21.2 Murder, She Wrote CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. -

Bottom 10 79 10.7 1994 Clio Awards Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. - 80 10.4 The George Carlin Show Fox, Sunday, 9:30 p.m. 77 81 10.3 America's Most Wanted Fox, Saturday,9 p.m. 85 10.3 Cops Fox, Saturday, 8 p.m. 86 83 9.9 Party of Five Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 84 9.8 My So-Called life ABC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 88 85 9.7 Blue Skies (R) ABC, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 77 86 8.8 Movie: avalanche Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 87 8.6 M.A.N.T.I.S. Fox, Friday, 8 p.m. - 88 8.5 The X-Files (R) Fox, Sunday, 7 p.m. -

*In Millions Week of Oct.31-Nov,6 1994 (R) Rerun

Originally posted Nov 18, 1994 Published in issue #249 Nov 18, 1994 Order article reprints