NEW YORK -- CBS was the No. 1 prime time network last week for the fourth time in the 5-week-old TV season, with six of its regular series among the 10 highest rated shows.
The A.C. Nielsen prime time ratings for the week ending Oct. 30 gave CBS a 17.9 rating with a 28 percent share of the viewing audience, ABC a 16.6 with a 26 share and NBC a 15.0 with a 24 share.
NBC was the top rated network only one night last week, winning Tuesday with its 'A Team,' which was the No. 1 show of the week. The premiere of the network's 'Bay City Blues' received only a 13.7 rating and placed 53rd for the week.
CBS won Monday, Thursday and Friday and tied with ABC on Saturday and Sunday. ABC won Wednesday night.
'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' was No. 1 in the early evening news category with a 13.4 rating and a 24 share. 'NBC Nightly News' followed with a 12.0 rating and a 22 share and ABC's 'World News Tonight' rose to an 11.0 rating and a 20 share compared to 9.7 and 18 the previous week.
The top 10 programs for the week ending Oct. 30, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co.:
1. A Team (NBC)
2. Hotel (ABC)
3. 60 Minutes (CBS)
4.5. tie Dallas (CBS)
4.5. tie Simon and Simon (CBS)
6. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
7. Dynasty (ABC)
8. After MASH (CBS)
9. ABC Sunday Night Movie (A Killer in the Family)