NEW YORK -- ABC apparently doesn't need baseball to win the weekly Nielsen sweepstakes. Last week was the first since the fall season opened in which not a game was in progress, but ABC still took the numbers -- both for entertainment and for news.
ABC led prime time with a rating of 19.2 and an audience share of 30.3 per cent. CBS was second, with 18.4 and 29.2, and NBC brought up the rear with 16.1 and 25.6.
Evening news numbers were tighter. ABC's 'World News Tonight' posted 13.5 and 24 to win. The CBS 'Evening News' placed at 13.2 and 23, and NBC's 'Nightly News' showed with 12.7 and 22.
The top 10 programs for the week ending Nov. 8, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
l. Dallas (CBS).
2. ABC Sunday Night Movie: 'Grease' (ABC).
3. 60 Minutes (CBS).
4. Dukes of Hazzard (CBS).
5. Three's Company (ABC).
6. Factsof Life (NBC).
7. Love Boat (ABC).
8. Magnum, P.I. (CBS).
9. M-A-S-H (CBS).
10. NFL Monday Night Football -- Minnesota vs. Denver (ABC).