Nielsen Bottom 10, September 18th-24th, 1972

Week 2 of the 1972-1973 season started on Monday, September 18th, 1972 and ended on Sunday, September 24th, 1972. The highest-rated program was All in the Family on ABC CBS with a 32.0/56 Nielsen rating/share. Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs:

## Program Network Rating
56 Odd Couple ABC N/A
57 Anna and the King CBS N/A
58 Waltons CBS N/A
59 The Men ABC N/A
60 Banyon NBC N/A
61 Julie Andrews ABC N/A
62 Streets of San Francisco ABC N/A
63 Sixth Sense ABC N/A
64 Alias Smith & Jones ABC N/A
65 NBC Reports NBC N/A

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


“In week two of new season it’s CBS on top.” Broadcasting. 9 Oct. 1972: 42-43.

7 Replies to “Nielsen Bottom 10, September 18th-24th, 1972”

  1. I’m surprised to see some of these programs listed here, like ODD COUPLE & STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO. Obviously their ratings improved a lot, as did THE WALTONS, which ended up beating Flip Wilson’s show in the ratings before long.

    1. Yes, “The Waltons” was predicted to barely last 13 weeks against “The Flip Wilson Show.” It was one of those rare shows that became a big hit against all odds.

    2. THE ODD COUPLE survived five seasons on ABC without being a world beater–Tony Randall did give a raspberry to them when accepting an Emmy for playing Felix, post-cancellation.

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