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:
|57||Anna and the King||CBS||N/A|
|62||Streets of San Francisco||ABC||N/A|
|64||Alias Smith & Jones||ABC||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”
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.
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.
This, the debut episode, was beaten by FLIP WILSON and THE MOD SQUAD.
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.
I think ABC would have been thrilled if they were the network of All In The Family.
Oops. Thanks for the correction.
Really weird seeing The Waltons here considering how successful it would become.