NEW YORK -- CBS continued its domination of the Nielsen ratings last week, scoring a full 10 audience share points in prime time ahead of cellar-dwelling NBC and, once again, beating the entire NBC entertainment lineup with the 'Evening News.'
Fueled by football, CBS posted a rating of 19.9 and an audience share of 31.
Second-place ABC scored 17.2 and 27 and NBC managed only 13.6 and 21.
The 'Evening News,' with Dan Rather, scored 16.1 and 25 -- far ahead of NBC's entertainment menu. ABC's 'World News Tonight' was second in news ratings with 13.0 and 21 and NBC's 'Nightly News' was a distant third at 12.1 and 20.
With 18.4 and 29, CBS leads prime time ratings in the season to date over ABC, which has averaged 16.5 and 26, and NBC, which holds an average of 15.2 and 25.
The top 10 programs for the week ending Jan. 16, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. CBS NFL Playoff Game (CBS).
2. CBS NFL Playoff Post-Game (CBS).
3. 60 Minutes (CBS).
4. Dallas (CBS).
5. M-A-S-H (CBS).
6. Alice (CBS).
7. Dynasty (ABC).
8. Love Boat (ABC).
9. The Jeffersons (CBS).
10. Falcon Crest (CBS).