Nielsen Bottom 10, October 9th-15th, 1972

Week 5 of the 1972-1973 season started on Monday, October 9th, 1972 and ended on Sunday, October 15th, 1972. The highest-rated program was All in the Family on CBS with a 31.1/52 Nielsen rating/share. Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs:

## Program Network Rating
54 Dick Van Dyke CBS 14.2/21
55 Streets of San Fran. ABC 14.0/23
56 The Men ABC 13.8/21
57 Bill Cosby CBS 13.6/22
58 NBC Reports NBC 13.5/23
59 Anna & The King CBS 13.4/23
60 Kung Fu ABC 13.2/22
61 Julie Andrews ABC 12.4/22
62 Banyon NBC 12.3/22
63 Sixth Sense ABC 11.6/21

For the record, program titles are written exactly the way they were published in 1972.

Source:

“‘Family’ Still Top Show on Nielsen Poll.” Los Angeles Times. 26 Oct. 1972: E32.


2 Comments

  • Karen Martin says:

    It’s been decades since I’ve seen Kung Fu in reruns, but I glanced at the name and began remembering the theme music. That show was a really big deal when I was in high school during the early 1970s.

    There used to be a lot of shows that were a really big deal in my life. Now I watch Antiques Roadshow, an occasional American Experience, plus old shows on YouTube and DVDs. I guess my brain can only stay interested in a limited number of TV shows, and I’ve pretty much reached my interest quota!

  • michaels says:

    Here is what the schedule looked like…
    NEW DICK VAN DYKE Sunday at 9pm. Opposite of ABC
    Movie and NBC MYSTERY MOVIE COLUMBO

    STREETS OF SAN FRANCISO Saturday at 9pm. Opposite
    NBC Movie and CBS MARY TYLER MOORE and BOB
    NEWHART. This was its first season and a move in the winter to Thursday would eventually turn it into a hit show.

    THE MEN (JIGSAW) Thursday at 9pm. Opposite of
    CBS Movie and NBC IRONSIDE

    NEW BILL COSBY SHOW (a variety series) Monday at 10pmOpposite of NBC Movie and ABC MONDAY NIGHT
    FOOTBALL.

    NBC REPORTS Tuesday at 10pm. Opposite of ABC
    MARCUS WELBY and CBS Movie.

    ANNA & THE KING Sunday at 7:30pm. Opposite NBC
    WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY. ABC did not
    schedule a show for that time slot.

    KUNG FU Saturday at 8pm. Opposite of NBC EMERGENCY
    and CBS ALL IN THE FAMILY and BRIDGET LOVES
    BERNIE. Only this episode “King of the Mountain”
    would air on Saturday, The series returned in February
    and moved with STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO to
    Thursday where both would become hits.

    JULIE ANDREWS Wednesday at 10pm. Opposite of CBS
    CANNON and NBC SEARCH.

    BANYON Friday at 10pm. Opposite of ABC LOVE
    AMERICAN STYLE and CBS Movie

    SIXTH SENSE Saturday at 10pm. Opposite of CBS MISSION
    IMPOSSIBLE and NBC Movie.

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