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TV Ratings for the 1976-1977 TV Season

ABC had 7 of the Top 10 shows.

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by Anonymousreply 33July 8, 2024 2:52 AM

Look who's #39!

by Anonymousreply 1July 7, 2024 6:50 PM

Number 7, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 2July 7, 2024 6:59 PM

66 Blansky's Beauties!

Sadly. I watched all of these shows! My parents would be appalled to know I watched so much TV.

by Anonymousreply 3July 7, 2024 7:04 PM

What a bizarre but completely expected topic for a DL thread.

by Anonymousreply 4July 7, 2024 7:14 PM

One Day at a Time had better ratings than All in the Family, Maude, 60 Minutes, The Bob Newhart Show and The Carol Burnett Show (which is lowly rated).

DL may hate her but Bonnie Franklin was a star and the public loved her.

by Anonymousreply 5July 7, 2024 7:17 PM

I'm shocked at what a big flop Sonny & Cher was at #80. I remember it being much bigger deal when I was a little kid. Was this towards the end of its run?

by Anonymousreply 6July 7, 2024 7:20 PM

R6 Their show was popular earlier in the decade.

by Anonymousreply 7July 7, 2024 7:22 PM

I’ve never heard of Gibbsville, Code R, Doc. Chico and the man should be up higher. I thought it was ver popular.

A lot of the shows ranked in the 70s-100 I haven’t heard of . But I was 15 and hanging out with friends and not watching g TV as much.

by Anonymousreply 8July 7, 2024 7:24 PM

I wonder how many of those were created by Norman Lear?

by Anonymousreply 9July 7, 2024 7:24 PM

Yes, the Sonny & Cher show was very popular in the early '70s.

At one point it was among the Top 10.

by Anonymousreply 10July 7, 2024 7:27 PM

DL goddess Linda Lavin would eventually Boppity Bop her way into the top 10!

by Anonymousreply 11July 7, 2024 7:27 PM

I didn't know that Nancy Walker had a show.

by Anonymousreply 12July 7, 2024 7:30 PM

I couldn't watch the 6 million man, Lee Majors was a sucky actor.

by Anonymousreply 13July 7, 2024 7:32 PM

I noticed that CHARLIE'S ANGELS (1976-1981) first season ranked at #4 just ahead of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (1973-1978).

Lee Majors must not have been too happy to be beaten by his wife, Farrah Fawcett.

Is that why she left the show after one season?

by Anonymousreply 14July 7, 2024 7:33 PM

Family at Number 39. What a travesty!

by Anonymousreply 15July 7, 2024 7:34 PM


The Nancy Walker Show was at #54, but Blanksy’s Beauties was tied for 66? They were actually on in the same season?

Wow… that may have elicited shame on the level of a McLean Stevenson.

And I have bootleg DVDs of The Feather and Father Gang!

by Anonymousreply 16July 7, 2024 7:38 PM

[quote]DL may hate her but Bonnie Franklin was a star and the public loved her.

R5 not to mention, "One Day at a Time" ran for 9 seasons and was consistently in the Top 10 or Top 20 in the ratings for 8 of those seasons.

by Anonymousreply 17July 7, 2024 7:40 PM

The Mary Tyler Moore Show ending its last season at #35 is sad to me.

by Anonymousreply 18July 7, 2024 7:41 PM

Happy Days sucked.

by Anonymousreply 19July 7, 2024 8:44 PM

It was a time when NBC was in the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 20July 7, 2024 8:48 PM

And Garry Marshall ruled the world!

by Anonymousreply 21July 7, 2024 8:53 PM

The golden age of TV theme songs.

by Anonymousreply 22July 7, 2024 9:03 PM

R22=Lavin scatting

by Anonymousreply 23July 7, 2024 9:07 PM

I don't understand why Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams weren't bigger stars. For a female led sitcom to be that massively popular should have led to major film roles. Shelley Hack and Kirstie Alley were able to do it.

by Anonymousreply 24July 7, 2024 9:39 PM

R20 - I didn't know how BAD NBC was in the toilet. JFC. No wonder it was such a miracle when Tartikoff turned it around and it ruled the 1980s.

I was alive then and I have heard one third of these shows. And there was no cable - so these were literally the only things to watch, besides public television.

Holmes & YoYo? Sirota's Court? Mr. T & Tina?

by Anonymousreply 25July 7, 2024 9:46 PM

I was going through puberty and I imagined what many of the men on these shows looked like naked.

by Anonymousreply 26July 7, 2024 9:59 PM

Penny Marshall as Laverne YELLED her lines. She ruined my buzz.

by Anonymousreply 27July 7, 2024 10:17 PM

Did anyone watch Van Dyke and Co.? And if so, was it any good?

by Anonymousreply 28July 7, 2024 10:19 PM

I think this “Sonny & Cher” iteration might have been the second one they attempted after they divorced after the first run and they each had their own separate variety programs for a short while, before then agreeing to reunite for this reboot.

by Anonymousreply 29July 8, 2024 1:23 AM

ABC's TV movie night was far ahead of both CBS and NBC movies. That's weird.

by Anonymousreply 30July 8, 2024 1:47 AM

Monday Night Football was less popular than Eight is Enough?

by Anonymousreply 31July 8, 2024 1:55 AM

I'm surprised that The Jeffersons was higher than Sanford and Son

by Anonymousreply 32July 8, 2024 2:30 AM

I liked Barney Miller.

by Anonymousreply 33July 8, 2024 2:52 AM
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