Nielsen Bottom 10, March 21st-27th, 1988

Week 27 of the 1987-1988 season started on Monday, March 21st, 1988 and ended on Sunday, March 27th, 1988. The highest-rated program was The Cosby Show on NBC with a 28.0/45 Nielsen rating/share and 40.8 million viewers according to AGB Television Research.

Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during Week 27 of the 1987-1988 season:

## Program Network Rating Viewers
61 Supercarrier NBC 8.9/14 13,800,000
62 Dolly (repeat) ABC 8.8/16 14,000,000
63 High Mountain Rangers (special) CBS 8.2/13 12,200,000
  Our House (repeat) NBC 8.2/14 12,900,000
65 Ohara (repeat) ABC 8.0/14 9,900,000
66 Disney Sunday Movie (repeat) ABC 7.7/13 12,300,000
67 Coming of Age CBS 7.6/12 12,000,000
68 My Sister Sam CBS 6.9/11 9,500,000
  Frank’s Place CBS 6.9/11 10,100,000
70 Trial and Error CBS 5.1/8 7,200,000

Copyright A.C. Nielsen Co. and AGB Television Research

Note: USA Today did not begin including FOX programming in its weekly rating charts until December 1988.

CBS saw the bulk of its revamped Tuesday lineup sink to the very bottom of the Nielsen chart this week. The four sitcoms the network aired from 8-10PM on Tuesday, March 22nd took up the bottom four spots: Trial and Error ranked 70th; My Sister Sam tied for 68th; Coming of Age ranked 67th; and Frank’s Place tied for 68th. At 10PM, Cagney & Lacey showed some improvement, ranking 51st.

A total of five CBS programs were in the Bottom 10; the fifth was High Mountain Rangers, which tied for 63rd. ABC placed three programs in the Bottom 10 while NBC had two.

All three of the ABC programs were repeats: Dolly, Ohara, and The Disney Sunday Movie (part two of Little Spies).

NBC also landed one repeat in the Bottom 10 (Our House) and one new program (Supercarrier).

Also of note: Eisenhower & Lutz (CBS, Monday, March 21st) ranked 43rd for the week; A Year in the Life (NBC, Wednesday, March 23rd) ranked 50th; The Bronx Zoo (NBC, Thursday, March 24th) ranked 34th; Beverly Hills Buntz (NBC, Friday, March 25th) ranked 54th; a figure skating special (CBS, Saturday, March 26th) ranked 39th; and “Vidal’s Lincoln, Part 1” (NBC, Sunday, March 27th) ranked 19th.

Source:
“Using this chart.” USA Today. 30 Mar. 1988: 03.d


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