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THE RATINGS WILL 'FENCES' NEED MENDING?

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Turns out the Emmy trophies Picket Fences picked up in Septemberdidn’t translate into award-winning Nielsens: The CBS drama’s Oct. 22season premiere came in 58th for the week, behind Beverly Hills,90210 and only a few hundred thousand viewers ahead of Fox’s dreadfulDon Rickles sitcom, Daddy Dearest. Good thing CBS had baseball tofall back on. The sixth, fifth, and fourth games of this year’s WorldSeries came in second, seventh, and fifth in the ratings with maleviewers; women ranked them 37th, 47th, and 58th.Meanwhile, at ABC, NYPD Blue continues to do well despite thedustup over its raunchy language and seminude scenes-it came in 21st.And the Sunday-night * superbattle between ABC’s Lois & Clark andNBC’s seaQuest DSV rages on. L&C came in 31st, the sub 28th.LastViewers Top 20 Week

1 32.0 Home Improvement (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 12 31.9 Roseanne ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 63 28.8 World Series, Game Six CBS, Saturday, 8:09 p.m. -4 27.0 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. 45 26.1 World Series, Game Five CBS, Thursday, 8:10 p.m. 46 25.5 Grace Under Fire ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 127 25.1 Coach (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 58 24.6 World Series, Game Four CBS, Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. -9 24.3 Seinfeld (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 310 23.0 Murphy Brown CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 811 22.6 Football: Raiders Vs. Broncos ABC, Monday. 9 p.m. 2812 22.4 Frasier NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 1013 22.3 Full House ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 1014 21.3 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 1421.3 Murder, She Wrote CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. -16 21.2 Movie: Moment Of Truth NBC, Monday, 9 p.m.. 1117 21.0 Married With Children Fox, Sunday, 9 p.m. 5018 20.6 World Series, Game Three CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. -19 20.5 Phenom ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 1620 20.4 Blossom NBC, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 23

Bottom 10

77 10.0 Day One ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. 7378 9.4 Herman’s Head Fox, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 7579 8.8 The X-Files Fox, Friday, 9 p.m .-80 8.2 Adventures of Brisco County,Jr. Fox,Friday, 8 p.m. 7681 7.5 Roc Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 8482 7.4 America’s Most Wanted Fox, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 7983 6.6 Bakersfield P.D. Fox, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. 8884 6.3 Townsend Television Fox, Sunday, 7 p.m. 8785 5.7 Front Page Fox, Saturday, 9 p.m. 8686 5.1 Movie: Jersey Girl Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. –

*In Millions (R) Rerun Week of Oct. 18-24,1993

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