Nielsens, Finally

04/09/1998 12:00AM

Usually, the PEOPLE.com Daily delivers the Nielsen ratings on Wednesdays. So why this week on Friday? A computer error at the company -- theirs, not ours -- delayed the posting of the results, says the media service. After all that, nothing new really emerged from the count. Basically, "Survivor: The Australian Outback" and basketball on CBS did well. The XFL did not. Saturday night's game on NBC matched the previous week's record-low 1.5 rating. (The rating is the percentage of the nation's estimated 102.2 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,022,000 households.) The prime-time Top 10 for the week of April 2-8:
1. "Survivor: The Australian Outback," CBS, 16.5, 16.9 million homes

2. "CBS NCAA Basketball Championship: Duke vs. Arizona," CBS, 15.6, 16.0 million homes

3. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 12.8, 13.1 million homes

4. "Law and Order," NBC, 12.7, 13.0 million homes

5. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," Tuesday, ABC, 12.2, 12.5 million homes

6. "West Wing," NBC, 11.7, 12.0 million homes

7. "NYPD Blue," ABC, 11.6, 11.8 million homes

8. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.5, 11.7 million homes

9. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," Thursday, ABC, 11.3, 11.6 million homes

10. "Prelude to a Championship," CBS, 10.7, 11.0 million homes

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