1...32.8......... Cosby Show...47....NBC

2...28.1......... Cheers.......41....NBC

3...28.0... A Different World..41....NBC

4...25.5....... Night Court....39....NBC

5...23.9...... Growing Pains...34....ABC

6...23.8.... The Golden Girls..36....NBC

....23.8... Ann Jillian Story..35....NBC

8...22.9...... My Two Dads....33.....NBC

9...22.3....... 60 Minutes....33.....CBS

10..22.1....... Family Ties...32.....NBC

....22.1.... Who's the Boss?..32.....ABC

12..21.6......... L.A. Law....36.....NBC

13..20.4............ ALF......29.....NBC

14..20.3.......... Matlock....29.....NBC

15..20.1... Valerie's Family..28.....NBC

16..19.7.... Man Against Mob..32.....NBC

17..19.1...... Moonlighting...29.....ABC

18..18.7... Bob Hope Special..31.....NBC

19..18.5........... 227.......28.....NBC

20..17.6.......... Dallas.....28.....CBS

NBC put seven comedies and the movie "The Ann Jillian Story" into the top 10 last week to rack up an 18.5 rating and a 29 share, the network's highest weekly Nielsen rating of the season. CBS was second with a 14.1/22, and ABC third at 13.5/21.

"The Ann Jillian Story" had a 23.8/35, making it the season's highest-rated TV movie.

For the week ending Jan. 10, "The Cosby Show" was No. 1 as usual, with a 32.8/47, followed by "Cheers," "A Different World" and "Night Court."

NBC had 16 of the 20 top-rated shows, including the football overrun at 13th. Football overruns are included in the rankings if they run into prime time by 15 minutes or more.

NBC added two other specials to the top 20, its Sunday movie, "Man Against the Mob" with George Peppard, at 17th, and "Bob Hope's USO Christmas" at 19th.

ABC's "20/20," which was moved from Thursday nights to Fridays this season, scored its highest rating in the new time slot at 16.2/28 to place 29th for the week. And the CBS newsmagazine "West 57th" continued to increase its audience share on Saturday night, chalking up a 12.0/20 to finish 57th for the week.

"CBS Evening News" stretched its winning streak to 16 weeks in a row with an average rating of 13.1/21. ABC's "World News Tonight" was second with a 12.7/21, followed by "NBC Nightly News" at 12.4/20.

"The Ann Jillian Story" on Monday thwarted the first week of CBS' effort to win new viewers for its crime drama "Wiseguy" by moving it to Mondays. That show landed in 63rd place out of 73 shows. "Cagney & Lacey," formerly in the time period, moved to Tuesdays and tied with "20/20" at 29th.

The CBS movie "Terrorist on Trial" lost out to NBC's gangster movie on Sunday and ranked 49th with a rating of 13.3/20.

The lowest-rated shows of the week were: "Crime Story," "Wiseguy," "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown," "Hotel," "Private Eye," "The Oldest Rookie," "Cathy," "Rags to Riches," "Sledge Hammer!," "The Charmings" and "The Sting II."

Captain Airwaves remains on the West Coast. He will file reports as developments warrant.