By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated May 05, 1998 12:00 AM
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The hit men have a hit. The third season premiere of HBO’s “The Sopranos” on Sunday drew regular network-sized ratings, reaching 11.3 million viewers, more than any program in HBO’s history. What’s astounding is that HBO is plugged into only about 32 million homes. Had “The Sopranos” been broadcast on a network, points out The New York Times, the program would have been the most popular show on TV last week. (The Nielsen rating is the percentage of the nation’s estimated 102.2 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 1,022,000 households.) The Top 10 network shows from Feb. 26-March 4: