TV nets suffer more Saturday night fever

Saturday-night network ratings continued to look dismal as the four major networks averaged less than a 4.0 rating. NBC’s numbers, in fact, dropped to a level it hadn’t seen since XFL football ended, with a one-hour special, Behind the Movies: Animal Housedrawing a 2.6 rating and a 6 share at 8 p.m. The 1978 movie itself, which aired between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., averaged only a 3.3/7. CBS won the night with a 4.6/10 average. It also won Sunday night with a 6.8/12, largely on the strength of old stand-by 60 Minutes, which scored an 8.5/16 in the 7 p.m. hour.