Week 6 of the 1972-1973 season started on Monday, October 16th, 1972 and ended on Sunday, October 22nd, 1972. The highest-rated program was a World Series game (Wednesday) on NBC with a 33.6/49 Nielsen rating/share. Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs:
|56||NCAA Football [Saturday]||ABC||12.1/22|
|61||Alias Smith & Jones||ABC||8.7/15|
|63||NCAA Post Game [Friday]||ABC||7.3/18|
|64||Democrats for Nixon–Friday||ABC||6.5/13|
|65||NBC White Paper||NBC||5.8/11|
For the record, program titles are written exactly the way they were published in 1972.
If you’re curious, ABC and NBC aired the same half-hour paid political program (Democrats for Nixon) from 7:30-8PM ET on Friday, October 20th. From 10:30PM-11PM ET that night, ABC aired a half-hour political program featuring Senator George McGovern.
“NBC Tops Ratings With World Series.” Los Angeles Times. 2 Nov. 1972: D30.
“World Series ups NBC batting average.” Broadcasting. 6 Nov. 1972: 44.