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Ratings Archives: Week of November 17, 1997

For a second straight week, CBS wins the week, over NBC. This time, by almost a full ratings point.

CBS posted a weekly average household rating of 11.4. It netted four top 10 programs, including Part 2 of BELLA MAFIA (#9) on Tuesday night, and the entire Sunday night line up. The CBS Sunday night movie, WHAT THE DEAF MAN HEARD, was the #2 program for the week, attracting nearly 37 million viewers and a 23 HH rating. That was the most viewers for a program that week, but was just behind ER in households.

NBC's second place finish came on a 10.5 household rating. The network collected 10 top 20 programs, from the usual series, including the entire Thursday night line up.

ABC came in a distant third, on a 8.8 rating. ABC had only one top 10 program, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (#10), but added three more programs within the top 20.

FOX was over a point and a half behind ABC, with a 7.2 rating, and THE X-FILES (#11) was the networks only top 20 program.

UPN edged out The WB, 3.4 to 3.3, in the mini-net battle. 7TH HEAVEN, with 7.5 million viewers, was the most watched show between the two networks. STAR TREK: VOYAGER was a close second with 6.9 million.

With just three day left in the 1997 November sweeps, CBS is looking good to take the crown. But, we'll see if NBC can make up the ground in time, next week.

Nielsen Broadcast ratings chart for the week of November 17, 1997

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