NEW YORK -- For the third week in a month, CBS surrendered the long-vaunted supremacy of its 'Evening News' to NBC's 'Nightly News,' tumbling into third place by fully half a rating point.
NBC topped the Nielsens in evening news programing for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4 with a rating of 11.5 and an audience share of 23 per cent.
ABC's 'World News Tonight' was second with 11.2 and 22 and CBS took a rating of 11.0 and a share of 22.
ABC won in prime time entertainment with a rating of 17.3. CBS was second with 16.9 and NBC was third with 13.8.
The top 10 programs for the week ending Oct. 4, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. Hart to Hart (ABC).
2. Three's Company (ABC).
3. The Jeffersons (CBS).
4. Dukes of Hazzard (CBS).
5. M-A-S-H (CBS).
6. NFL Monday Night Football -- Los Angeles vs. Chicago (ABC).
7. Alice (CBS).
8. 60 Minutes (CBS).
9. Trapper John (CBS).
10. House Calls (CBS).