NEW YORK -- CBS was the No. 1 prime time network last week for the 11th time in the 15-week old season, followed consecutively by bowl-game boosted NBC and ABC.
The A.C. Nielsen prime time ratings for the week ending Jan. 8, gave CBS a 19.1 rating with a 29 percent share of the viewing audience; NBC a 16.5 rating with a 25 share and ABC a 16.0 rating with a 24 share.
CBS won Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights and NBC won Monday with its broadcast of the Orange Bowl and Tuesday with its popular ''A' Team' and the 2-hour premiere of its series 'Riptide.' ABC won Saturday night with its regular programming.
In early evening news, 'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' was top-rated with a 15.0 rating with a 25 share, followed by ABC's 'World News Tonight,' 12.2 with a 20 share, and 'NBC Nightly News,' 11.8 with a 20 share.
The Top 10 shows for the week ending Jan. 8, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co.:
1. Dallas (CBS)
2. Simon & Simon (CBS)
3. 'A' Team (NBC)
4. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
5. Dynasty (ABC)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. Orange Bowl (NBC)
8. Newhart (CBS)
9. After MASH (CBS)