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TV RATINGS : NBC Pulls Out Another Win

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Despite a telecast of “Alf” that drew only an anemic 6% of the available audience Sunday night, NBC managed to win the prime-time ratings crown for last week. Figures released Tuesday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. showed the Peacock Network with six of the 10 most-watched programs, including a No. 8 finish for its new series “Wings,” which beat ABC’s “Twin Peaks” on Thursday. NBC’s prime-time schedule averaged a 12.9 rating for the week, ABC’s an 11.4 and CBS’ an 11.1 (with each point representing 921,000 households). L.A.'s favorite show, however, was on Fox: “The Simpsons,” which ranked 13th nationally. The full list of ratings is on page 9.

* In the battle of first-run TV movies Sunday night, ABC was the big loser. Its biography of the Beach Boys attracted viewers in about 9.8 million households, compared to about 17.9 million for CBS’ mystery “Caroline?” and about 16.2 million for NBC’s “Fall From Grace,” about Jim and Tammy Bakker.

Show Points Share 1."Funniest Home Videos"(ABC) 22.0 36 2."Cheers"(NBC) 21.2 34 3."A Different World"(NBC) 19.5 33 4."Caroline?"(CBS) 19.4 30 5."The Cosby Show"(NBC) 19.2 36 *"Story of the Beach Boys"(ABC) 10.6 16


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