NEW YORK -- After a few fluctuations in weeks past, the three networks realigned themselves in their customary prime time Nielsen ranks last week -- CBS in first place with a rating of 13.6 and an audience share of 26, ABC second with 12.9 and 24, and NBC trailing third with 11.2 and 21.
Scores for the 7 p.m., EDT, news were in the same formation.
The CBS 'Evening News' topped the heap at 10.9 and 24. ABC's 'World News Tonight' was second at 10.3 and 22, and NBC's 'Nightly News' was a distant third at 8.9 and 19.
NBC's movie 'Sister, Sister,' written by Maya Angelou and attacked as 'anti-Christian' by the Rev. Donald Wildmon, probably was something of a disappointment to both sides.
NBC, and most television critics of the print media, defended it. Wildmon urged members of his Coalition for Better Television to watch it and complain.
'Sister, Sister' scored a rating of 14.3 and a share of 24 to place 24th on the Nielsen list of 69.
The Top 10 programs for the week ending June 13, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. Hart to Hart (ABC).
2. The Jeffersons (CBS).
3. Three's Company (ABC).
4. Too Close for Comfort (ABC).
5. Trapper John (CBS).
6. M-A-S-H (CBS).
7. Alice (CBS).
8. Hill Street Blues (NBC).
9. 60 Minutes (CBS).
10. Gimme a Break (NBC).