Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Player's Club

This week’s TV ratings

Posted on

NBC West Coast prez Don Ohlmeyer may have wanted a sweep in four games, but the World Series went seven — and ended up finally dominating the ratings, sparing the net the dubious distinction of airing the lowest-rated Fall Classic ever (the 1989 San Francisco earthquake-interrupted series has that honor). Some other Players are doing okay for the Peacock: Ice-T’s action hour, which finished 57th (making it a solid second in its time slot), attracted a more desirable (read: younger) audience than last season’s Unsolved Mysteries. Over at ABC, Over the Top‘s debut (35th) lost nearly two million viewers from its Soul Man lead-in (23rd). In the food-for-thought department, a repeat of Dharma & Greg in Ellen‘s Wednesday-at-9:30 spot (16th) beat a new Dharma (24th) in its regular 8:30 slot.

TOP 30

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 38.0 BASEBALL: WORLD SERIES, GAME 7 NBC, Sunday, 7:55 p.m. — 2 24.2 BASEBALL: WORLD SERIES, GAME 5 NBC, Thursday, 8:23 p.m. — 3 23.7 BASEBALL: WORLD SERIES, GAME 6 NBC, Saturday, 8:03 p.m. — 4 22.2 BASEBALL: WORLD SERIES, GAME 3 NBC, Tuesday, 8:14 p.m. — 5 22.1 BASEBALL: WORLD SERIES, GAME 4 NBC, Wednesday, 8:22 p.m. — 6 21.7 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 7 7 21.4 MOVIE: MIRACLE IN THE WOODS CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. — 8 19.2 60 MINUTES CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 10 9 19.0 THE SIMPSONS Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 37 10 18.6 HOME IMPROVEMENT (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 4 11 17.9 KING OF THE HILL Fox, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. 33 12 17.5 FOOTBALL: BUFFALO VS. INDIANAPOLIS ABC, Monday, 9 p.m. — 13 17.4 THE DREW CAREY SHOW ABC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 14 14 16.1 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. — 15 16.0 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 19 16 15.6 DHARMA & GREG (R) ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. — 17 15.3 DATELINE NBC NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. 24 18 15.0 COSBY CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 25 15.0 DIAGNOSIS MURDER CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 31 20 14.8 LOVE, LUST AND MARRIAGE ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. — 14.8 PRIMETIME LIVE ABC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 23 22 14.6 CAROLINE IN THE CITY NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. 27 23 14.2 SOUL MAN ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. — 24 14.1 DHARMA & GREG ABC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 21 14.1 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 30 26 13.9 THE X-FILES (R) Fox, Sunday, 9 p.m. 50 27 13.7 WALKER, TEXAS RANGER CBS, Saturday, 10 p.m. 27 28 13.5 HILLER AND DILLER ABC, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 18 13.5 PROMISED LAND CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 34 30 13.3 CHICAGO HOPE CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 29 13.3 THE NAKED TRUTH NBC, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 42

*IN MILLIONS (R) RERUN WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 1997 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH