NEW YORK -- ABC won the prime time ratings last week, bumping CBS from the No. 1 spot it had held for the four previous weeks and crushing Part 1 of the lavish NBC miniseries 'Princess Daisy' with the movie 'Stir Crazy.'
The A.C. Nielsen prime time ratings for the week ending Nov. 6 gave ABC a 17.8 rating with a 28 percent share of the viewing audience, CBS a 16.9 with a 27 share and NBC a 14.2 with a 22 share.
Part 1 of NBC's two-part miniseries 'Princess Daisy,' based on the best-selling novel by Judith Krantz, was No. 29 on the list of 68 prime time shows, earning a 16.6 rating and a 25 share. In the same 2-hour time slot, the ABC Sunday night movie 'Stir Crazy' earned a 26.7 rating and a 41 share, making it the No. 2 show of the week.
'Daisy' did beat the CBS offerings during the 9-11 p.m. EST Sunday time period, 'The Jeffersons' and 'Trapper John, M.D.'
New NBC series continued to crowd the cellar with 'Jennifer Slept Here' ranking 60, 'Boone' 61, the cancelled 'Manimal' 62, the second episode of 'Bay City Blues' 63, 'Mr. Smith' 65, the cancelled 'For Love and Honor' 66, 'Yellow Rose' 67, and the news magazine 'First Camera' 68. (No. 64 was NBC's 'NFL Football Post,' which gave the network the bottom 10 slots).
'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' was the No. 1 evening news show with a 13.8 rating and a 24 share of the viewing audience. 'NBC Nightly News,' with an 11.3 rating and a 20 share was neck-in-neck with ABC's 'World News Tonight,' which had an 11.2 rating and also a 20 share.
The Top 10 shows for the week ending Nov. 4, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co.:
1. Dallas (CBS)
2. ABC Sunday Movie ('Stir Crazy')
3. 60 Minutes (CBS)
4. Falcon Crest (CBS)
5. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
6. 'A' Team (NBC)
7. Simon and Simon (CBS)
8. Dynasty (ABC)
9. Hotel (ABC)