Nielsen Top Ten, November 7th-20th, 1966

Here are the first ten programs from the fifth Nielsen Television Index (NTI) report for the 1966-1967 television season, covering the ninth and tenth weeks of the season, from Monday, November 7th, 1966 through Sunday, November 20th, 1966. They were published in the December 12th, 1966 edition of Broadcasting. Note that the Nielsen ratings are the average of both week’s programming except in the case of special programming or pre-emptions.

There were only two specials in the top ten during these two weeks, the CBS broadcast of “Clown Alley” on Wednesday, November 9th, and an installment of The Bob Hope Show (otherwise known as “The Bob Hope Comedy Special”) broadcast by CBS on Wednesday, November 16th. “Clown Alley” ranked third with a 26.7 Nielsen rating, behind only Bonanza and The Lucy Show, while “The Bob Hope Comedy Special” ranked 8th with a 24.5 rating.

The Red Skelton Show was pre-empted on Tuesday, November 8th by election results. The two installments of The NBC Saturday Movie were The Man Who Knew Too Much (on November 12th) and Come September (on November 19th).

## Program Network Rating
1. Bonanza NBC 29.7
2 The Lucy Show CBS 27.3
3. Clown Alley (Special) CBS 26.7
4. The Red Skelton Show* CBS 26.4
5. The Jackie Gleason Show CBS 25.7
6. The Andy Griffith Show CBS 25.4
7. Green Acres CBS 25.0
8. The Bob Hope Show (Special) CBS 24.5
9. The Beverly Hillbillies CBS 24.2
10. The NBC Saturday Movie NBC 23.3

*Broadcast one week only

Source:
“It’s Still a Close Ratings Race.” Broadcasting. 12 Dec. 1966: 64.


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