Top-rated United States television programs of 1988–89

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This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1988-89 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

Rank Program Network Rating
1 The Cosby Show NBC 25.6
2 Roseanne ABC 23.8
3 A Different World NBC 23.0
4 Cheers 22.3
5 60 Minutes CBS 21.7
6 The Golden Girls NBC 21.4
7 Who's the Boss? ABC 20.8
8 Murder, She Wrote CBS 19.9
9 Empty Nest NBC 19.2
10 Anything but Love ABC 19.0
11 Dear John NBC 18.5
12 Matlock 17.7
13 L.A. Law 17.6
Growing Pains ABC
15 ALF NBC 17.5
Monday Night Football ABC
17 Unsolved Mysteries NBC 17.4
18 In the Heat of the Night 17.3
19 Hunter 17.2
20 Head of the Class ABC 17.1
21 Night Court NBC 16.9
22 The Hogan Family 16.3
NBC Sunday Night Movie
The Wonder Years ABC
25 Amen NBC 16.2
NBC Monday Night Movie
27 Knots Landing CBS 16.1
CBS Sunday Movie
29 ABC Mystery Movie ABC 15.4
Dallas CBS


References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1692. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.