Civil War Wins Ratings War

Associated Press

“North & South, Book II” placed all five episodes in the Top 10 last week, giving ABC the victory in the war among the networks, figures from the A. C. Nielsen Co. showed today.

The show finished its 12-hour run with a 21.3 rating, 33 share, ranking sixth among miniseries this season. NBC’s two-part “Deliberate Stranger” concluded the week with an average 20.2 rating, 30 share. ABC won the week with a 15.6 rating. NBC, with the top-ranked “Cosby Show” and its follow-up Thursday comedies all reaching the Top 10, averaged a 15.4 rating. CBS, with mostly reruns, placed only “Dallas” in the Top 15 and finished with a 12.4 rating.