NEW YORK -- 'The Winds of War' having blown themselves out for ABC, things were back to normal with the network dropping back into second place last week on the Nielsen landscape. NBC was third despite a strong showing for its new miniseries.
CBS was first in the prime time race with a rating of 18.2 and an audience share of 28. ABC was second at 17.4 and 27 and NBC was third with 16.3 and 25.
NBC's 'Rage of Angels' -- starring ex-Charley's angel Jacqueline Smith -- placed fourth in the winner's circle, beating ABC's 'Star Trek - The Movie' and those two CBS pack mules 'Trapper John' and 'One Day at a Time.'
The CBS 'Evening News' continued its dominance in news programming, winning the week with 14.2 and 25. ABC's 'World News Tonight' was second at 12.8 and 22 and the NBC 'Nightly News' was third at 12.5 and 21.
The top 10 programs for the week ending Feb. 20, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. Dallas (CBS).
2. 60 Minutes (CBS).
3. Magnum, P.I. (CBS).
4. NBC Sunday Night Movie: Rage of Angels, Part I (NBC).
5. ABC Monday Night Movie: Who Will Love My Children? (ABC).
6. Falcon Crest (CBS).
7. The Jeffersons (CBS).
8. M-A-S-H (CBS).
9. The Love Boat (ABC).
10. Simon & Simon (CBS).