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Simpsons led August ratings race

By special arrangement with Nielsen Media Research, AWN publishesthe Nielsen ratings for animated programs on a monthly basis in theAnimation Flash. The ratings included herein are only for U.S. nationalnetwork television. The following list of animated national networkprograms is ranked by Household Ratings. A Rating is the percent ofhouseholds that tuned into the program. This percentage can provide us withthe number of households that tuned into the program on average during themonth. The universe estimate for the 1997-98 television season in 98million TV homes. Each rating point represents one percent of thatuniverse, or 980,000 TV homes. Translation: "The Simpsons" August 2broadcast, with a 6.4 rating, was viewed in just over 6 million (6.4 x980,000) households. The below ranking is an average for the month ofAugust 1998 (monthly cycle includes the last five days in July).

Rating/Program (Network, Day, First Telecast, Time)6.4"The Simpsons" 2 (Fox, Sunday, 8/02, 8:30 p.m.)5.9 "The Simpsons" (Fox, Sunday, 8/02, 8:00 p.m.)5.1 "King of the Hill" 2 (Fox, Tuesday, 7/28, 8:30 p.m.)5.0 "The Simpsons" repeated special (Fox, Thursday, 8/20, 8:30 p.m.)4.8 "Stressed Eric" (NBC, Wednesday, 8/12, 9:30 p.m.)4.5 "King of the Hill" 1 (Fox, Tuesday, 7/28, 8:00 p.m.)4.3 "The Simpsons" repeated special (Fox, Thursday, 8/20, 8:00 p.m.)2.1 "Disney's Saturday Morning" 4 (ABC, Saturday, 8/01, 10:00 a.m.)2.0 "Disney's Saturday Morning" 3 (ABC, Saturday, 8/01, 9:30 a.m.)1.9 "New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (ABC, Saturday, 8/08, 12:00 p.m.)1.8 "Bugs Bunny/Tweety Show" 1 (ABC, Saturday, 8/08, 10:30 a.m.)1.8 "Bugs Bunny/Tweety Show" 2 (ABC, Saturday, 8/08, 11:00 a.m.)1.7 "Disney's Saturday Morning" 2 (ABC, Saturday, 8/01, 9:00 a.m.)1.7 "Spider-Man" (Fox, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 4:00 p.m.)1.6 "Batman/Superman" 2 (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 9:30 a.m.)1.6 "Disney's Jungle Cubs" (ABC, Saturday, 8/01, 11:30 a.m.)1.6 "Science Court" (ABC, Saturday, 8/08, 12:30 p.m.)1.6 "Toonsylvania" (Fox, Saturday, 8/01, 9:30 a.m.)1.5 "Spider-Man" (Fox, Saturday, 8/01, 9:00 a.m.)1.4 "Disney's Saturday Morning" 1 (ABC, Saturday, 8/01, 8:30 a.m.)1.4 "Men in Black" (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 10:00 a.m.)1.3 "Batman/Superman" 1 (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 9:00 a.m.)1.3 "Pinky and the Brain" (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 10:30 a.m.)1.3 "Sylvester/Tweety Mysteries" 2 (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 11:30 a.m.)1.3 "Sylvester/Tweety Mysteries" (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 11:00 a.m.)1.2 "Batman/Superman" (WB, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 4:30 p.m.)1.0 "Bobby's World" (Fox, Friday, 7/31, 7:00 a.m.)1.0 "Incredible Hulk" (UPN, Sunday, 8/02, 9:30 a.m.)1.0 "Life With Louie" (Fox, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 7:30 a.m.)1.0 "Sam & Max" (Fox, Saturday, 8/01, 11:30 a.m.)1.0 "Superman" (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 8:30 a.m.)0.9 "Animaniacs" (WB, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 3:30 p.m.)0.9 "Jumanji" (UPN, Sunday, 8/02, 9:00 a.m.)0.9 "Ned's Newt" (Fox, Saturday, 8/01, 8:00 a.m.)0.9 "Pinky and the Brain" (WB, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 4:00 p.m.)0.8 "Batman" (WB, Saturday, 8/08, 8:30 a.m.)0.8 "Disney's 101 Dalmatians" (ABC, Saturday, 8/01, 8:00 a.m.)0.6 "Captain Planet" (WB, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 8:30 a.m.)0.5 "Pinky and the Brain" (WB, Saturday, 8/01, 8:00 a.m.)0.4 "Tiny Toons Adventures" (WB, Monday-Friday, 7/27, 8:00 a.m.)0.4 "Umptee 3 TV" (WB, Friday, 7/31, 8:00 a.m.)

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