NEW YORK -- CBS was the No. 1 prime time network last week with six of its programs making the Top 10 list, including the opening episode of its 3-part miniseries 'George Washington.'
The A.C. Nielsen prime time ratings for the week ending April 8 gave CBS a 17.7 rating with a 28 percent share of the viewing audience, ABC a 16.1 rating with a 26 share and NBC a 14.4 rating with a 22 share.
In the 28-week-old television season, CBS has won the prime time ratings 19 times, ABC 7, NBC 1 and there has been one CBS-ABC tie.
Made-for-TV movies about prostitution again proved to draw big audiences with CBS's 'Red Light Sting' starring Farah Fawcett and ABC's 'Sins of the Past' starring Debby Boone and former soap king Tony Geary both making the Top 10 list.
'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' won the evening news category with a 12.7 rating and a 23 share. 'NBC Nightly News' had an 10.7 rating with a 19 share and ABC's 'World News Tonight' a 10.6 rating with an 19 share.
The Top 10 prime time shows for the week ending April 8, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. Dallas (CBS)
2. Dynasty (ABC)
3. The A-Team (NBC)
4.5. tie. CBS Special Movie (Red Light Sting)
4.5. tie. George Washington Part 1 (CBS)
6. Falcon Crest (CBS)
7. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
8. ABC Monday Night Movie (Sins of the Past)
9. 60 Minutes (CBS)