NEW YORK -- America's favorite pasttime made NBC America's favorite network last week when its coverage of professional baseball's 1983 All-Star Game scored top rating on prime time television.
The weekly Nielsen survey gave NBC a 12.7 rating with a 25 percent share of te viewing audience, while CBS had a 12.0 rating with a 24 percent share and ABC had an 11.4 rating with a 23 percent share.
In the news department, CBS 'Evening News' continued to lead the other networks in the early-evening slot with a 10.5 rating and 24 percent share of the audience. NBC's 'Nightly News' followed with an 8.6 rating and 20 percent share, and ABC's 'World News Tonight' had an 8.5 rating and 20 percent share.
The Major League All-Star Game won a 21.5 rating and 39 percent share of the audience and NBC also had five of the top 10 programs for the week.
The top 10 programs for the week ending July 10, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co.:
1. All-Star Game (NBC).
2. Hart to Hart (ABC).
3. 'A' Team (NBC).
4. Jeffersons (CBS).
5. Remingy n Steeles (NBC).
6. Simon and Simon (CBS).
6. NBC Sunday Night Movie, Alcatraz Part 1.
7. 20-20 (ABC).
8. Hill Street Blues (NBC).
9. Magnum, P.I. (CBS).