The second installment of Canada's top-rated miniseries, "Love & Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell," put NBC back in the top spot of the weekly primetime ratings race and helped it snatch an overall win with a 10.2 rating and a 20 share. CBS followed with 8.7/17, and ABC came in third with 8.4/16.

Part I of "Love & Hate" ranked sixth for the Nielsen week ending July 15. The Canadian Broadcasting Co.'s four-hour docudrama about one of Canada's most sensational murder cases starred Kenneth Welsh and Kate Nelligan.

The Tuesday night debut of NBC's limited-run series "Real Life With Jane Pauley," a magazine-style format featuring profiles by the former "Today" co-host, tied for fifth.

On Sunday night, CBS's rebroadcast of "A Gathering of Old Men" earned a 10.6/19, tying with NBC's "In the Heat of the Night" for 25th place. NBC's "Nasty Boys" pilot, renamed "Kill or Be Killed," ranked 32nd with a 10.0/18. ABC's rerun of the movie "Tonight's the Night" came in 58th with a 7.1/13, tying with its own "Anything but Love."

Among new shows and specials, CBS's Thursday "Northern Exposure" ranked 38th with a 9.6/19. The Wednesday night "ABC News Special: The Perfect Baby" earned a 9.0/18 for 41st place, slightly better than its competition -- the premiere of CBS's "Top Cops," which ranked 43rd with an 8.8/17.

CBS's Friday night kickoff show "Primetime Pets" earned a 7.9/18 for 49th place, but the premiere of "Wish You Were Here" at 9:30 ranked 83rd with a 4.6/9. The night closed with the network's drama pilot "The Bakery" ranking 69th with a 5.8/12.

In the network evening news battle, "ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings" won by averaging an 8.9/20 last week, compared with an 8.0/18 for "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" and a 7.4/17 for "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw."

TV RATINGZZZZ

Following are the top 20 network prime-time shows last week, ranked according to the percentage of the nation's 92.1 milllion TV households that watched, as measured by the A.C. Nielsen Co. A share represents the percentage of actual sets-in-use tuned to a particular program when it aired.

RATINGS........................................SHARE....NETWORK

1....16.3.....Love & Hate: A Marriage (II)..........28........NBC

2....15.5.....Cheers................................29........NBC

3....13.8.....Roseanne..............................25........ABC

4....13.4.....20/20.................................28........ABC

5....13.3.....Empty Nest............................28........NBC

.....13.3.....Real Life With Jane Pauley............25........NBC

7....13.0.....The Golden Girls......................28........NBC

.....13.0.....The Simpsons..........................24........FOX

.....13.0.....Married ... With Children...........23........FOX

10...12.8.....Miss Teen USA.........................22........CBS

11...12.7.....60 Minutes............................28........CBS

12...12.4.....The Cosby Show........................26........NBC

13...12.3.....A Different World.....................25........NBC

14...11.7.....Unsolved Mysteries....................24........NBC

15...11.5.....Grand.................................21........NBC

16...11.4.....Coach.................................20........ABC

17...11.3.....Who's the Boss?.......................23........ABC

.....11.3.....In Living Color.......................20........FOX

19...11.2.....Full House............................25........ABC

.....11.2.....Designing Women.......................21........CBS