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Television: Nielsen ratings

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According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., here are the top 10 shows for the week ending October 20, their networks and ratings. (Each rating point equals 959,000 homes.)

1. ER

NBC, 22.7

2. Seinfeld

NBC, 20.4

3. Monday Night Football

ABC, 18.9

4. Suddenly Susan

NBC, 17.0

5. Friends

NBC, 16.1

6. World Series (Game 1)

Fox, 15.7

7. NYPD Blue

ABC, 15.7

8. Home Improvement

ABC, 15.6

9. Single Guy

NBC, 14.8

10. Spin City

ABC, 13.8