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ALEXANDER THE GREAT?

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Jason Alexander may be riding high on Seinfeld (1st), but viewers gave his song-and-dance act in Bye Bye Birdie (75th) an atomic wedgie. ABC’s three-hour musical finished behind NBC’s Brian Dennehy mystery Shadow of a Doubt (15th), CBS’ Valerie Bertinelli vehicle The Haunting of Helen Walker (54th), and the premiere of Fox’s clip show, What’s So Funny? (64th). Kelsey Grammer had better luck, as three episodes of Frasier hit the top 15, and Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny placed 21st. Christmas specials brought good cheer to CBS, with Rudolph in 5th and Frosty Returns in 25th. NBC’s National Geographic special Cyclone! (10th) blew away Fox’s 90210 (44th) and ABC’s Ellen (53rd). And aliens ruled TV in NBC’s UFO movie Visitors of the Night (20th) and Fox’s conclusion of a two-part X-Files (23rd).

TOP 20

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 27.7 SEINFELD (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. — 2 27.3 HOME IMPROVEMENT ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 3 3 24.6 FRASIER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. — 4 23.9 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. — 5 23.1 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. — 6 22.9 FRASIER NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 16 7 22.1 COACH ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 17 22.1 WALKER, TEXAS RANGER CBS, Saturday, 10 p.m. 15 9 21.9 NYPD BLUE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 9 10 21.8 GRACE UNDER FIRE ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 21.8 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: CYCLONE! NBC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. — 12 21.6 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST VIDEOS ABC, Sunday, 7:25 p.m. 8 21.6 FOOTBALL: RAIDERS VS. CHARGERS ABC, Monday,9 p.m. — 14 21.3 FRASIER (R) NBC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. — 15 20.4 MOVIE: SHADOW OF A DOUBT NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. — 16 20.3 DATELINE NBC NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. — 17 20.0 CAROLINE IN THE CITY (R) NBC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. — 18 19.4 CHICAGO HOPE CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 26 19 19.0 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 12 20 18.7 MOVIE: VISITORS OF THE NIGHT NBC, Monday,9 p.m. —

BOTTOM 10

94 4.2 SISTER, SISTER WB, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 82 95 4.0 SISTER, SISTER (R) WB, Sunday, 8 p.m. 81 4.0 THE WAYANS BROS. WB, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 85 97 3.2 UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER WB, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 88 98 3.1 CLEGHORNE! (R) WB, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. 86 99 3.0 PINKY & THE BRAIN WB, Sunday, 7 p.m. 87 100 2.9 KIRK (R) WB, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 89 101 2.4 FIRST TIME OUT (R) WB, Sunday, 9 p.m. 92 102 2.2 LIVE SHOT UPN, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 91 103 1.8 SIMON (R) WB, Sunday, 9:30 p.m. 93

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 1995 (R) RERUN SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

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