NEW YORK -- With only one week to go in the 1982-83 television season, CBS nailed down its 19th prime time win last week, but with the Academy Awards telecast looming in large overnight numbers for ABC, the champ is not likely to win the last one.
CBS took seven of the Top 10 for the week ending April 10 to hold the lead with a rating of 17.0 and a share of 27.
ABC was second at 16.3 and 26 and NBC remained in the cellar at 13.6 and 22.
The CBS 'Evening News' remained dominant at 14.8 and 26. ABC's 'World News Tonight' and NBC's 'Nightly News' wound up in a virtual tie at 11.6 and 20 and 11.3 and 20, respectively.
Overnight ratings on Monday's 55th Academy Awards presentation virtually promised the season's final week to ABC, which aired the show in an overseas market record of 74 nations.
The New York audience gave the Oscars a rating of 45.4 and a whopping share of 71. The Chicago score was 47.3 and 68 and Los Angeles posted 46.5 and 66.
The Top 10 programs for the week ending April 10, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS).
2. Magnum, P.I. (CBS).
3. NCAA Basketball Championship Game (CBS).
4. Dynasty (ABC).
5. Three's Company (ABC).
6. The A Team (NBC).
7. The Jeffersons (CBS).
8. Newhart (CBS).
9. Trapper John, M.D. (CBS).
10. Simon & Simon (CBS).