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1987 - 1988 TV Show Ratings

RANK SHOW NETWORK

ESTIMATED AUDIENCE

1. The Cosby Show

NBC

30,502,600

2. Family Ties NBC 28,579,800
3. Cheers NBC 23,772,800
4. Murder, She Wrote CBS 22,199,600
5. The Golden Girls NBC 21,413,000

6.

60 Minutes CBS 20,364,200

7.

Night Court NBC 20,276,800

8.

Growing Pains ABC 19,839,800

9.

Moonlighting ABC 19,577,600

10.

Who's the Boss? ABC 19,228,000

11.

Dallas CBS 18,616,200

12.

Newhart CBS 17,043,000
13. Amen NBC 16,955,600
14. 227 NBC 16,518,600
15. Matlock NBC 16,256,400
16. CBS Sunday Night Movie CBS 16,256,400
17. NBC Monday Night Movie NBC 16,256,400
18. Monday Night Football ABC 16,081,600
19. Kate & Allie CBS 15,994,200

20.

NBC Sunday Night Movie NBC 15,906,800

21.

L.A. Law NBC 15,207,600

22.

My Sister Sam CBS 15,207,600

23.

Falcon Crest CBS 15,120,200

24.

Highway to Heaven NBC 15,032,800

25.

Dynasty ABC 15,032,800

26.

Knots Landing CBS 14,683,200

27.

Miami Vice NBC 14,683,200

28.

Alf NBC 14,421,000

29.

Hunter NBC 14,421,000

30.

Head of the Class ABC 14,333,600

Households with TV: 88,600,000