NEW YORK -- The All-Star game was the top-rated show on network television last week, leading NBC to its ninth consecutive week as leader in the off-season ratings race.
Prime time averages for the week ending July 21, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., saw NBC win with a 13.1 rating and a 24.9 share.
CBS came in second with a 12.3 rating and 23.2 share. In third was ABC with a 10.6 rating and 20.1 share.
The three-hour broadcast of the All-Star baseball game last Tuesday ranked No. 1 among the week's most-watched shows, followed by the 'Miss Universe Pageant' on CBS and 'The Bill Cosby Show' on NBC.
NBC had four other shows in the Top 10: 'Facts of Life,' 'Family Ties,' 'Miami Vice' and the 'All-Star Pre-Game Show.'
In addition to the beauty pageant, CBS scored with 'Crazy Like a Fox,' 'Simon & Simon' and '60 Minutes' in the Top 10.
'20-20' again was ABC's only entry among the top-rated shows, coming in at No. 9.
'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' was the No. 1 news show for the week, with a 10.8 rating and a 23 share. ABC's 'World News Tonight' was second with a 9.8 rating and 21 share. 'NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,' pre-empted in some areas on Tuesday night because of the All-Star game, was third with a 9.0 rating and a 20 share.
The top prime time shows for the week ending July 21, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:
1. All-Star Game (NBC)
2. Miss Universe Pageant (CBS)
3. The Bill Cosby Show (NBC)
4. Family Ties (NBC)
6. (tie) Crazy Like a Fox (CBS)
Miami Vice (NBC)
8. Simon & Simon (CBS)
9. 20-20 (ABC)