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Ratings Archives: Fall 1993

Covering September 20 - November 28, 1993

The start of the 1993-94 TV season saw 38 new series on the schedule. Each network debuting between 8-10 new shows.

TV Classics to premiere this season are NYPD BLUE (ABC), GRACE UNDER FIRE (ABC), THE X-FILES (FOX), FRAISER (NBC), BOY MEETS WORLD (ABC), LOIS & CLARK/THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (ABC), and THE NANNY (CBS).

The battle for the top spot in the rankings was a four horse race between 60 MINUTES, HOME IMPROVEMENT, SEINFELD and ROSEANNE. Through the November sweeps. HOME IMPROVEMENT had the early advantage.

CBS still had the more consistent line up through Thanksgiving. the season to date averages, in late November, were CBS ahead of ABC by a 0.5 ratings point. NBC was almost 2 full points behind, in third and the young FOX network was a full 6 points back.

The hot new show of the season was GRACE UNDER FIRE. It regularly ranked in the top 10 each week 25+ million viewers each week.

THE X-FILES buzz had not caught on yet. By November, it was usually ranking in the mid-70's or low 80's and barely drawing 10 million viewers, on a good night.


Nielsen Broadcast ratings charts for September 20, 1993 to November 28, 1993
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