TV RATINGS : ‘Twin Peaks’ Highest Rated Movie of Season

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“Twin Peaks,” ABC’s offbeat new soap opera, provided the network with a peak of its own last week in the Nielsen ratings. The two-hour presentation on Sunday night, which benefited from back-to-back telecasts of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” placed fifth and became the highest-rated movie shown during the 1989-90 season, which officially ends next week. ABC’s success on Sunday, however, wasn’t enough to give the network a victory for the week. That honor went to NBC, with CBS finishing third. The full list of ratings is on Page 10.

* “Carol & Company,” the new Carol Burnett comedy series, had another solid outing on NBC. The show’s second preview easily won its time slot last Saturday at 9:30 p.m. opposite ABC’s “Kojak” and CBS’ “Tour of Duty,” placing 10th among 84 prime-time programs. Burnett’s half-hour series will move into its regular 10 p.m. time slot this weekend.

Show Points Share 1."America’s Funniest 22.3 35 Home Videos"ABC) 2."Cheers"(NBC) 21.9 35 3."America’s Funniest 21.9 32 Home Videos” (8:30) (ABC) 4."The Cosby Show"(NBC) 21.8 38 5."Twin Peaks” (ABC) 21.7 33 *"Carol & Company” (NBC) 17.5 31