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.


  • Jon says:

    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.

    • David says:

      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.

    • Paul Duca says:

      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.

  • Alex Isabel says:

    I think ABC would have been thrilled if they were the network of All In The Family.

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