Here are the Top Ten programs from the 28th and 29th weeks of the 1966-1967 season according to the Nielsen ratings. I’m able to continue providing these lists thanks to a generous reader who would like to remain anonymous. Note that these aren’t the two-week combined NTI reports but the individual Top Ten lists for each week. Once again there were no sporting events and no specials but there were two movies during the first week. One was on ABC and was first for the week.
For the 28th week of the season, which ran Monday, March 20th, 1967 through Sunday, March 26th, 1967, ABC threw a huge wrench into the usual workings of the season and captured the top spot with its broadcast of The Robe on Sunday, March 26th, 1967. It ran from 7-9:30PM. It was ABC’s only program in the Top Ten. Another movie, Lillies in the Field, was third for CBS. It was broadcast on Friday, March 24th from 9-11PM. NBC was only able to place two shows in the Top Ten.
|1.||The Robe (Movie)||ABC||31.0|
|2.||The Red Skelton Hour||CBS||30.7|
|3.||Lillies of the Field (Movie)||CBS||30.0|
|4.||Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||CBS||28.8|
|5.||The Andy Griffith Show||CBS||28.3|
|6.||The Lucy Show||CBS||28.0|
|9.||The Dean Martin Show||NBC||25.5|
For the 29th week of the season, which ran Monday, March 27th, 1967 through Sunday, April 2nd, 1967, NBC did much better, tying for first and taking the fourth spot as well. Poor ABC was shut out completely. And there were no movies, no sporting events, no specials, just regularly scheduled weekly scripted shows.
|1.||The Andy Griffith Show||CBS||29.7|
|3.||The Red Skelton Hour||CBS||27.9|
|4.||The Dean Martin Show||NBC||27.6|
|5.||The Lucy Show||CBS||26.9|
|7.||Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||CBS||25.5|
|10.||The Beverly Hillbillies||CBS||24.1|