Here are the first ten programs from the twenty-eighth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, March 19th, 1973 through Sunday, March 25th, 1973. Unfortunately, I only have the Top Ten without the Nielsen ratings for this week, courtesy of an April 4th, 1973 article in The Hartford Courant . The article pointed out that Bridget Loves Bernie, canceled by CBS the previous week, was tied for sixth.
Here’s the Top Ten::
|1.||All in the Family||CBS|
|2.||The NBC Mystery Movie (Columbo)||NBC|
|3.||Sanford & Son||NBC|
|6.||Bridget Loves Bernie||CBS|
|8.||The Wonderful World of Disney||NBC|
|10.||The Flip Wilson Show||NBC|
Genesis II, broadcast by CBS on Friday, March 23rd, tied for 18th with ABC’s The Rookies. The telefilm, written by Gene Roddenberry, was reworked as Planet Earth in 1974 and Strange New World in 1975, the latter without Roddenberry’s involvement. Both Genesis II and Planet Earth were released on DVD through WB’s Warner Archive program in October of 2009.
- (Historical TV Ratings) Nielsen Top Ten, February 19th – February 25th, 1973
- (Historical TV Ratings) Nielsen Top Ten, March 26th – April 1st, 1973
- (Historical TV Ratings) Nielsen Top Ten, February 26th – March 4th, 1973
- (Historical TV Ratings) Nielsen Top Ten, March 12th – March 18th, 1973
- (Historical TV Ratings) Nielsen Top Ten, March 5th – March 11th, 1973