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Top-rated United States television programs of 1997–98


Top-rated United States television programs of 1997–98

This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1997-98 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

Rank Program Network Rating
1 Seinfeld NBC 21.7
2 ER 20.4
3 Veronica's Closet 16.6
4 Friends 16.1
5 Monday Night Football ABC 15.0
6 Touched by an Angel CBS 14.2
7 60 Minutes 13.8
8 Union Square NBC 13.6
9 CBS Sunday Movie CBS 13.1
10 Frasier NBC 12.0
Home Improvement ABC
12 Just Shoot Me! NBC 11.9
13 Dateline NBC — Tuesday 11.5
14 Dateline NBC — Monday 11.4
15 The Drew Carey Show ABC 11.1
16 20/20 — Friday 10.9
17 NYPD Blue 10.8
Primetime Live
19 The X-Files FOX 10.6
20 Law & Order NBC 10.2
21 20/20 — Monday ABC 10.0
22 Diagnosis: Murder CBS 9.8
23 King of the Hill FOX 9.7
Mad About You NBC
25 Cosby CBS 9.5
Dharma & Greg ABC
27 NBC Sunday Night Movie NBC 9.4
28 Hiller and Diller ABC 9.3
Walker, Texas Ranger CBS
30 Everybody Loves Raymond 9.2
The Simpsons FOX


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1695.  
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