Top-rated United States television programs of 1996–97

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This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1996-97 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

Rank Program Network Rating
1 ER NBC 21.2
2 Seinfeld 20.5
3 Suddenly Susan 17.0
4 Friends 16.8
The Naked Truth
6 Fired Up 16.5
7 Monday Night Football ABC 16.0
8 The Single Guy NBC 14.1
9 Home Improvement ABC 14.0
10 Touched by an Angel CBS 13.6
11 60 Minutes 13.3
12 20/20 ABC 12.8
13 NYPD Blue 12.5
14 CBS Sunday Movie CBS 12.1
15 Primetime Live ABC 11.9
16 Frasier NBC 11.8
17 Spin City ABC 11.7
18 NBC Sunday Movie NBC 11.5
The Drew Carey Show ABC
20 Dateline NBC — Tuesday NBC 11.4
21 Cosby CBS 11.2
The X-Files FOX
23 Walker, Texas Ranger CBS 11.0
Mad About You NBC
Caroline in the City
NBC Monday Movie
27 Law & Order 10.8
3rd Rock from the Sun
29 Ellen ABC 10.6
30 Chicago Hope CBS 10.5
Dateline NBC — Friday NBC
Cybill 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. 1694. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.