NEW YORK -- CBS rode to the top of the prime time TV network ratings last week, taking five of the slots in the top ten list of Nielsen-rated programs and bumping ABC from first to third place.
CBS had a 12.5 rating with a 24 percent share of the audience while NBC was 12.2 with 23 percent and ABC 12 and 23 percent.
ABC's 'Hart to Hart' headed the list and NBC's first run of the movie, 'Damnation Alley', took the second spot, replacing M-A-S-H, which dropped to fifth place. NBC's ''A' Team', a new show starring Mr. T. and George Peppard, broke into third place, up from sixth the week before.
Farther down on the list was the success storyof the week. NBC's 'Buffalo Bill' snagged 18th place in its second week of airing, up from 28th place in its premiere week.
CBS with Dan Rather and the 'Evening News' took a narrower lead over the other networks in the early-evening news ratings, leading by a margin of 10.9 (24 percent), compared to 11.6 (25 percent) the previous week. NBC's 'Nightly News' racked up 8.7 (20 percent) and ABC's 'World News Tonight' trailed with 8.4 (19 percent).
The top 10 programs for the week ending June 12, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co.:
1. Hart to Hart (ABC).
2. 'Damnation Alley'.(NBC).
3. 'A' Team (NBC).
4. Simon & Simon (CBS).
5. M-A-S-H (CBS).
6. After George (CBS).
7. Facts of Life (NBC).
8. Magnum PI (CBS).
9. Hill Street Blues (NBC).
10. The Jeffersons (CBS).