NEW YORK -- Three soon-to-wrap-for-the-season soap operas and two miniseries were among the Top 10 prime time TV programs last week, as ABC came out No. 1 in the ratings for the third consecutive time.
The A.C. Nielsen prime time ratings for the week ending May 6 gave ABC a 14.9 rating with a 25 percent share of the viewing audience, CBS a 14.6 rating with a 24 share and NBC a 13.7 rating with a 23 share.
To prepare themselves for this week's slew of end-of-season cliffhangers, viewers tuned in heavily to ABC's 'Dynasty' and CBS's 'Dallas' and 'Falcon Crest.'
Part 1 of NBC's 3-part miniseries 'V: The Final Battle' rated fifth, while the competing Part 1 of ABC's 3-part 'The Last Days of Pompeii' tied for 6th and 7th with NBC's rebroadcast of 'Adam,' a movie about missing children which was No. 1 when it premiered last fall.
In the past 32 weeks, CBS has won the prime time ratings 19 times, ABC 10, NBC 1 and there were two CBS-ABC ties.
'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' won the evening news category with a 12.2 rating and a 24 share, and ABC's 'World News Tonight' and 'NBC Nightly News' tied, each with a 10 rating and a 20 share.
The Top 10 prime time shows for the week ending may 5, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. Dynasty (ABC)
2. Dallas (CBS)
3. Hotel (ABC)
4. Falcon Crest (CBS)
5. NBC Sunday Night Movie (V: Final Battle)
6.7. (tie) NBC Monday Night Movies (Adam))
6.7. (tie) Last Days of Pompeii (ABC)
8. Cagney and Lacey (CBS)
9. 60 Minutes (CBS)