Posted Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at 10:06PM
Thanks to a generous reader who would like to remain anonymous I can provide Nielsen Top Ten lists for the remainder of the 1966-1967 season. And they won't be combined two week NTI reports but instead the individual top ten for each week. Here are the lists for the 24th and 25th weeks of the season.
First up, the top ten programs for the week running Monday, February 20th through Sunday, February 26th, 1967. A CBS special, "Andy Griffith's Uptown-Downtown Show," topped the list with a 35.5 Nielsen rating. It ran from 8:30-9:30PM on Tuesday, February 21st, 1967 with guests Don Knotts, Maggie Peterson and the Bruce Davis Quintet and Tennessee Ernie Ford. In second place was NBC's live-action/animated "Jack and the Beanstalk" starring Gene Kelly. It was broadcast on Sunday, February 26th from 7:30-8:30PM.
|1.||Andy Griffith's Uptown-Downtown Special||CBS||35.5|
|2.||Jack and the Beanstalk||NBC||28.7|
|3.||The Jackie Gleason Show||CBS||28.3|
|4.||The Andy Griffith Show||CBS||28.1|
|6.||The Lucy Show||CBS||26.7|
|7.||The Dean Martin Show||NBC||26.5|
|9.||The Beverly Hillbillies||CBS||25.0|
Andy Griffith was at the top of the following week (Monday, February 27th, 1967 through Sunday, March 5th, 1967) as well. It was an atypical week without a single special in the Top Ten. Just regular episodes of weekly programs.
|1.||The Andy Griffith Show||CBS||29.5|
|2.||The Red Skelton Hour||CBS||28.2|
|4.||The Jackie Gleason Show||CBS||27.8|
|5.||The Lucy Show||CBS||27.1|
|7.||The Dean Martin Show||NBC||25.9|
|8.||The Wonderful World of Disney||NBC||24.5|
|9.||Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||CBS||24.4|