NEW YORK -- ABC was the No. 1 prime time network last week, placing five programs among the top 10 rated shows, including its new limited series 'Call to Glory.'
The A.C. Nielsen prime time ratings for the week ending Aug. 26 gave ABC a 10.6 rating with a 20 percent share of the viewing audience, NBC a 9.0 rating with a 16.9 share and CBS an 8.8 rating with a 16.8 share.
'Call to Glory,' which premiered Aug. 13 after a publicity blitz during ABC's two weeks of coverage of the summer Olympics, continued to perform well in the ratings, last week placing third. ABC plans to bring the program back as a mid-season replacement in January if it does well this summer.
NBC could see some hope for one of it upcoming new series. Its rebroadcast of Part 1 of the miniseries 'V,' which will premiere in series form this fall, placed No. 2 for the week.
In the early evening news category, 'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' was the top rated program for the 122nd consecutive week.
ABC's 'World News Tonight,' which was being viewed by a bigger audience when it was aired at odd hours as a special during the Olympics, had a smaller audience last week than it did the week prior to the Los Angeles games.
The early evening news ratings gave CBS a 10.4 rating with a 23 share, ABC an 8.7 rating with a 20 share and NBC a 7.4 rating with a 17 share.
The week ending Aug. 3, ABC's 'World News Tonight' had an 11.2 rating with a 26 share.
Top 10 prime time shows for the week ending Aug. 26, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. Love Boat (ABC)
2. V, Part 1 (NBC)
3. Call to Glory (ABC)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Matt Houston (ABC)
6. The A-Team (NBC)
7. And Justice For All (ABC)
8. Alice (CBS)
9-10 tie. Jeffersons (CBS)