Nielsen Top Ten, September 11th – September 17th, 1972

Earlier this year I went through the 1966-1967 regular season (excluding the summer months) and listed the top ten programs from each week. I’ve decided to start doing the same with the 1972-1973 season. So here are the first ten programs from the very first Nielsen report of the 1972-1973 season, which covered the week … Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, Week of September 10th, 1939

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week starting Sunday, September 10th, 1939, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The New York Times. There are a lot of gaps in the schedule due to various outside telecasts that were to be announced when this schedule was … Continue Reading →


Warner Archive Expanding Its Television Selection?

I’ve written in the past about the Warner Archive, an “On-Demand” program launched in March of this year that offers several hundred films directly to consumers in the form of DVD-Rs manufactured as needed. Recently, it seems, the Warner Archive has been expanding its selection of made-for-TV movies and may even be releasing individual episodes … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Golden Age of Television, The Jerry Lewis Show

The big release this week for fans of classic and relatively obscure television is Criterion’s The Golden Age of Television, which includes the kinescope recordings of eight live dramas from the 1950s. These were broadcast on PBS between August of 1981 and March of 1982 as a special series also titled The Golden Age of … Continue Reading →


Local New York City Pulse Ratings, January 1954

I hate to sound like a broken record but I don’t know the exact period these ratings are for because the article they were published in doesn’t include that important bit of information. They’re from the January 31st, 1954 edition of The New York Times and are introduced as “the latest rating report” from The … Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, Week of September 3rd, 1939

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week starting Sunday, September 3rd, 1939, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The New York Times. Unfortunately, neither the weekly or daily listings indicated what the outside pickups broadcast on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon actually were. A Gilbert and … Continue Reading →