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5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-23-2007, 12:46 PM
http://www.classictvhits.com/tvratings/index.htm

RANDY IN INDY
01-23-2007, 12:56 PM
Wagon Train

Red Leader
01-23-2007, 01:02 PM
All in the Family

RFS62
01-23-2007, 01:04 PM
I love Lucy

Red Leader
01-23-2007, 01:07 PM
I love Lucy

Liar. They didn't have TV back then. :mooner: :evil:

Johnny Footstool
01-23-2007, 01:09 PM
All in the Family.

westofyou
01-23-2007, 01:10 PM
Beverly Hillbillies

dabvu2498
01-23-2007, 01:10 PM
All in the Family

Dom Heffner
01-23-2007, 01:12 PM
Laugh-In. yes!!! :)

Sweetstop
01-23-2007, 01:15 PM
1948?

minus5
01-23-2007, 01:15 PM
The Beverly Hillbillies

919191
01-23-2007, 01:17 PM
Gunsmoke. I have never watched it.

dougdirt
01-23-2007, 01:18 PM
Dynasty.... tv sucked in 1984.

KronoRed
01-23-2007, 01:29 PM
1948?

TV test pattern? :devil:

Mine was Dallas

Yachtzee
01-23-2007, 01:30 PM
Interesting. Marcus Welby was #1 at the beginning of the year (tail-end of the 1970 to 71 season), but it looks like All in the Family debuted later that year, taking the country by storm.

FutureRedsGM
01-23-2007, 01:33 PM
Popular reply - All in the Family (1975). I've never seen one single episode of this show!

TeamSelig
01-23-2007, 01:45 PM
Cosby Show

Reds Fanatic
01-23-2007, 01:56 PM
Laugh-In

westofyou
01-23-2007, 02:06 PM
1948?

Howdy Doody or Milton Berle

RichRed
01-23-2007, 02:14 PM
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

deltachi8
01-23-2007, 02:43 PM
Laugh In

Razor Shines
01-23-2007, 02:45 PM
Dallas

Roy Tucker
01-23-2007, 02:52 PM
I Love Lucy

Northern Dancer
01-23-2007, 02:55 PM
Bonanza.

TeamCasey
01-23-2007, 02:55 PM
Bonanza

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-23-2007, 03:01 PM
60 minutes, how boring

Degenerate39
01-23-2007, 03:15 PM
1. Cheers

Danny Serafini
01-23-2007, 03:16 PM
Like a number of others, All in the Family

wolfboy
01-23-2007, 03:20 PM
Laverne & Shirley.

cumberlandreds
01-23-2007, 03:26 PM
The Beverly Hillbillies. (1963)

dabvu2498
01-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Like a number of others, All in the Family

It's almost hard to believe how popular that show really was.

remdog
01-23-2007, 03:59 PM
They didn't have TV then. Or radio. Books were just starting to be available....:rolleyes:

Rem

Matt700wlw
01-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Dallas.

:lol: My Mom used to love that show.

Who shot J.R. by the way? :p:

westofyou
01-23-2007, 04:15 PM
Dallas.

:lol: My Mom used to love that show.

Who shot J.R. by the way? :p:

Bing Crosby's daughter

Danny Serafini
01-23-2007, 04:25 PM
It's almost hard to believe how popular that show really was.

That's a great show. Part of what makes it fun to watch is that there's no way a show like that would get aired on a network in today's climate.

dabvu2498
01-23-2007, 05:36 PM
That's a great show. Part of what makes it fun to watch is that there's no way a show like that would get aired on a network in today's climate.

Not on regular network TV for sure.

RFS62
01-23-2007, 05:54 PM
It's almost hard to believe how popular that show really was.



It was an interesting social phenomenon. It was written to ridicule racism and bigotry. Archie was not a man to be admired for his ignorance and insensitivity.

But a huge part of the population made him their hero, a man who "told it like it was".

The young people of the day identified with "Meathead" and Gloria, while the old guard loved Archie.

Heath
01-23-2007, 05:57 PM
Another All in the Family year -

Ironically - 14 of the top 20 shows (including 9 of the top 10 shows) in 1973 were CBS Shows.

It's like no one else had a network.

And Lucille Ball was STILL getting ratings even twenty years after the fact. That would be like Alan Alda getting ratings if he went to ER or CSI Miami.

RBA
01-23-2007, 06:20 PM
Another All in the Family year -

Ironically - 14 of the top 20 shows (including 9 of the top 10 shows) in 1973 were CBS Shows.

It's like no one else had a network.

And Lucille Ball was STILL getting ratings even twenty years after the fact. That would be like Alan Alda getting ratings if he went to ER or CSI Miami.

Didn't Alan Alda get ratings for "The West Wing"?

dabvu2498
01-23-2007, 06:39 PM
It was an interesting social phenomenon. It was written to ridicule racism and bigotry. Archie was not a man to be admired for his ignorance and insensitivity.

But a huge part of the population made him their hero, a man who "told it like it was".

The young people of the day identified with "Meathead" and Gloria, while the old guard loved Archie.

Did anyone love Edith?

westofyou
01-23-2007, 06:53 PM
Did anyone love Edith?

Sure, especially when she told Archie to stifle it

Sean_CaseyRules
01-23-2007, 07:14 PM
The Cosby Show (1989)

MrCinatit
01-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Another Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In baby here.

westofyou
01-23-2007, 07:37 PM
The Cosby Show (1989)

I'm wearing a pair of boots I bought before you where born.

Moral to the story?

Take care of your shoes.

Matt700wlw
01-23-2007, 07:43 PM
The Cosby Show (1989)

Wow...now I feel old.

:lol:

Larkin Fan
01-23-2007, 07:44 PM
Dallas

BoydsOfSummer
01-23-2007, 07:48 PM
Bonanza

Red in Chicago
01-23-2007, 08:28 PM
Bonanza:beerme:

Chip R
01-23-2007, 08:39 PM
Didn't Alan Alda get ratings for "The West Wing"?


Not sure if he got ratings but I think he won an Emmy for that role.

vaticanplum
01-23-2007, 08:43 PM
Laverne & Shirley.

Me too. In its final season, mind you.

Yachtzee
01-23-2007, 08:52 PM
Me too. In its final season, mind you.

When it was just Laverne?

Caveat Emperor
01-23-2007, 08:55 PM
Dallas here too...

Better than being born in 1999 -- your top 3 choices in that year are the three different nights of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

I'm also calling shenanigans on this website. I find it hard to believe that the Simpsons has only once been a top-30 show in its run.

KronoRed
01-23-2007, 09:14 PM
Well don't forget that FOX ran it vs the NBC Thursday bunch for a while.

Last year it was 56th.

Rojo
01-23-2007, 09:24 PM
Laugh In as well. Although, do you go by the year or the TV season?

Caseyfan21
01-24-2007, 12:19 AM
Cosby Show (1985)

SandyD
01-24-2007, 01:35 AM
Gunsmoke

RedsBaron
01-24-2007, 08:22 AM
The $64,000 Question (1955)

HumnHilghtFreel
01-24-2007, 09:33 AM
The Cosby Show(88)

oneupper
01-24-2007, 09:45 AM
Gunsmoke, Wagon Trail and Have Gun Will Travel topped the charts back in 1960.
(Rawhide was No. 6).

The NRA was forming members for life. :eek:

remdog
01-24-2007, 09:59 AM
Gunsmoke, Wagon Trail and Have Gun Will Travel topped the charts back in 1960.
(Rawhide was No. 6).

That was Wagon Train wasn't it?

Rem

Sweetstop
01-24-2007, 10:34 AM
Howdy Doody or Milton Berle

In my birth year, 1948, 4 networks (NBC, CBS, ABC and DuMont) began a full prime time schedule, 8 to 11pm Eastern Time 7 days a week.

As woy (not his year :) ) noted earlier, Texaco Star Theater w/ Milton Berle and The Howdy Doody Show were the biggies.

westofyou
01-24-2007, 10:40 AM
In my birth year, 1948, 4 networks (NBC, CBS, ABC and DuMont) began a full prime time schedule, 8 to 11pm Eastern Time 7 days a week.

As woy (not his year :) ) noted earlier, Texaco Star Theater w/ Milton Berle and The Howdy Doody Show were the biggies.

See... I knew that history of television class would come in handy.

NYMoose
01-24-2007, 11:00 AM
As many others...Bonanza (1966)

redsfan30
01-24-2007, 11:17 AM
The 1985 version of the Cosby Show.

TeamMorris
01-24-2007, 12:28 PM
Laugh-In

Roy Tucker
01-24-2007, 12:44 PM
It was an interesting social phenomenon. It was written to ridicule racism and bigotry. Archie was not a man to be admired for his ignorance and insensitivity.

But a huge part of the population made him their hero, a man who "told it like it was".

The young people of the day identified with "Meathead" and Gloria, while the old guard loved Archie.

My ex-father-in-law called me Meathead when I'd go off on one of my anti-war rants.

Upon occasion (usually not a very good one), my dad called my mom Dingbat.

savafan
01-24-2007, 12:50 PM
Laverne & Shirley

Sweetstop
01-24-2007, 01:05 PM
I miss Saturday night back in the early 70's. CBS had their killer lineup of "All in the Family," "Mash," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Bob Newhart Show" and "The Carol Burnett Show".

It was the early years of our marriage, and my husband and I would fix a big pot of spaghetti and eat on tv trays, pigging out and laughing all evening. Cheap entertainment.

SunDeck
01-24-2007, 01:29 PM
1965:


14. Daktari CBS 12,870,150

"Dak-tareeee!"

I think Erin Moran was on that show at some point.

TRF
01-24-2007, 03:04 PM
Laugh-In

redsmetz
01-24-2007, 03:46 PM
Well, I was surprised, but then, in retrospect, not. It's "I Love Lucy", although I would have guessed it was Milton Berle, but he was not even in the Top 10 - we're talking 1954 and those were some seriously small screens then, I'm told.

Sweetstop
01-24-2007, 05:26 PM
See... I knew that history of television class would come in handy.


I took a couple of film classes (history and criticism) years ago, but never any tv.:)

max venable
01-24-2007, 05:45 PM
Mine's Laugh-In, too.

In looking at my year's list (1969) it's interesting how many shows were named for their star. Look at these boring titles:

7. The Red Skelton Hour
10. The Doris Day Show
11. The Bill Cosby Show
12. The Jim Nabors Show
13. The Carol Burnett Show
14. The Dean Martin Show
17. The Johnny Cash Show
20. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
27. The Ed Sullivan Show

C'mon guys, let's try something original!

westofyou
01-24-2007, 05:47 PM
I took a couple of film classes (history and criticism) years ago, but never any tv.:)

I majored in Video/Film, I had a classes on Video Art, Russian Cinema, German Silent Film, French New Wave, etc.... I could write a thesis on the fantasy television and the Vietnam war... or maybe I'll wait and do it on all the terrorist driven cop/forensic drama of current television and our current administration?

NJReds
01-24-2007, 05:51 PM
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Sweetstop
01-24-2007, 06:22 PM
I majored in Video/Film, I had a classes on Video Art, Russian Cinema, German Silent Film, French New Wave, etc.... I could write a thesis on the fantasy television and the Vietnam war... or maybe I'll wait and do it on all the terrorist driven cop/forensic drama of current television and our current administration?


That last idea sounds especially interesting. I wouldn't mind reading the book you write from your thesis.:)

I'm wanting that new Janus collection of 50 films, when and if they discount it some more. There are quite a few of them I still haven't seen.

What was your favorite course?

westofyou
01-24-2007, 06:34 PM
What was your favorite course?

16mm silent film by a wide margin, I loved to cut film, more then shooting it and sound complicates film, so silent was pleasing because of the image centric approach. If I had to go through school again I'd focus on editing and pre-production, that's more attuned to what I do now in the software business. I also had a great History Of Japanese Film class, it was a good look at their film culture, which has always been as different as their culture is to ours on the average plan. I really like Yasujiro Ozu's films.

traderumor
01-24-2007, 06:48 PM
Bonanza. That was actually a golden age for programs looking through the 1965 list, Beverly Hillibilles, Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy...

Sweetstop
01-24-2007, 07:19 PM
16mm silent film by a wide margin, I loved to cut film, more then shooting it and sound complicates film, so silent was pleasing because of the image centric approach. If I had to go through school again I'd focus on editing and pre-production, that's more attuned to what I do now in the software business. I also had a great History Of Japanese Film class, it was a good look at their film culture, which has always been as different as their culture is to ours on the average plan. I really like Yasujiro Ozu's films.

Had tears in my eyes throughout Tokyo Story. Seen Early Summer. Beautiful pieces of life.

More Kurosawa, most actually, then Ozu, though.

Casey_21
01-25-2007, 01:03 AM
Laverne and Shirley, and Three's Company :thumbup:

RedsBaron
01-25-2007, 07:45 AM
Mine's Laugh-In, too.

In looking at my year's list (1969) it's interesting how many shows were named for their star. Look at these boring titles:

7. The Red Skelton Hour
10. The Doris Day Show
11. The Bill Cosby Show
12. The Jim Nabors Show
13. The Carol Burnett Show
14. The Dean Martin Show
17. The Johnny Cash Show
20. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
27. The Ed Sullivan Show

C'mon guys, let's try something original!

I think the networks considered renaming "The Dean Martin Show" as "The Johnny Cash Show" and calling "The Johnny Cash Show" as "The Carol Burnett Show", but thought it might be too confusing.;)

GAC
01-25-2007, 09:33 AM
I Love Lucy... and I really didn't. Just like I couldn't stand Here's Lucy, The Lucy Show, and all the other shows she had.

gilpdawg
01-27-2007, 07:33 PM
Laverne and Shirley. 1978.