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CBS stayed atop the ratings for the third week in a row, lifted from its usual last-place status by two made-for-TV movies and strong showings from "60 Minutes" and "Murphy Brown."

CBS received a 13.3 in the ratings last week, the A.C. Nielsen Co. reported. ABC and NBC tied with a 12.1. Each ratings point represents 931,000 homes.The most-watched show last week was CBS' "60 Minutes." The program featured an interview with correspondent Bob Simon, who was freed Saturday with three CBS crew members after being held captive by the Iraqis for six weeks.

NBC's "Cheers" was No. 2, followed by CBS' "Murphy Brown."

In the network news, ABC and Peter Jennings were first as usual with a 12.8. CBS and Dan Rather finished second with an 11.4. NBC and Tom Brokaw had an 11.2.

Here are the top 10 shows, their network and rating: 1. "60 Minutes," CBS, 23.5; 2. "Cheers," NBC, 23.4; 3. "Murphy Brown," CBS, 19.1; 4. "CBS Tuesday Movie: And the Sea Will Tell," part two, 19; 5. "A Different World," NBC and "Roseanne," ABC (tie) 18.6; 7. "The Cosby Show," NBC, and "CBS Sunday Movie: Lies Before Kisses," (tie) 18.5; 9. "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Family Matters" and "Full House," ABC (tie), 18.1.