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THE DOCTOR IS IN

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Picking up where Cheers left off, the Kelsey Grammer spin-off, Frasier, premiered on NBC at No. 4 in the ratings, retaining nearly 100 percent of its Seinfeld lead-in. NBC also had the only other new show in the top 10, Steven Spielberg’s seaQuest DSV, which lost nearly 7 million viewers from its premiere a week earlier but still beat ABC’s Emmy Awards telecast (18th) and a preview of CBS’ Faye Dunaway-Robert Urich sitcom, It Had to Be You (30th). ABC had strong showings from two new series, Thea (11th) and Moon Over Miami (12th), but both shows were boosted by temporary post-Home Improvement time slots. A surprising number of viewers also sampled a pair of new Saturday-night sitcoms on NBC, Cafe Americain (23rd) and The Mommies (28th). Last Viewers* Top 20 Week 1 36.5 Home Improvement ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 3 2 30.1 Roseanne ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 3 28.2 Seinfeld NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 7 4 28.1 Frasier NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. – 5 26.3 Miss America Pageant NBC, Saturday, 10 p.m .- 6 25.6 NFL Monday Night Football ABC, Monday, 9 p.m. 1 7 25.5 Coach ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. – 8 24.3 Home Improvement (R) ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. – 9 24.2 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 5 10 23.8 Seaquest dsv NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. 2 11 23.4 Thea ABC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. – 12 21.6 Moon Over Miami ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. – 13 20.8 Rescue 911 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 24 14 20.5 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 10 15 20.3 Movie: Quigley Down Under NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. – 16 20.0 Movie: The Hunt for Red October – CBS, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. 17 19.8 Wings NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. 19 18 18.9 Emmy Awards ABC, Sunday, 8 p.m. – 19 18.6 Primetime Live ABC, Thursday, 10 p.m. 9 20 18.3 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (R) 22 NBC, Monday, 8 p.m.

Bottom 10 80 8.7 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (R) – CBS, Wenesday, 8p.m. 81 8.4 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 70 Fox, Friday, 8 p.m. 8.4 Bakersfield, P.D. Fox, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – 83 8.3 America’s most wanted Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 81 84 7.8 Roc Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 77 85 7.5 The Boys CBS, Friday, 9:30 p.m. 83 7.5 Great Escapes: Trade Winds NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 86 87 7.1 The Building CBS, Friday, 9 p.m. 85 88 6.4 Townsend television Fox, Sunday, 7 p.m. 89 89 4.3 Front page Fox, Saturday, 9 p.m. 78 *In millions (R)Rerun Week of Sept. 13-19,1993