Week 19 of the 1972-1973 season started on Monday, January 15th, 1973 and ended on Sunday, January 21st, 1973. The highest-rated program was All in the Family on CBS with a 37.5/56 Nielsen rating/share. Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs:
|56||Rowan & Martin||NBC||14.2/21|
|57||CBS Thursday Movie (“Vertigo”)||CBS||13.8/23|
|58||Return–Peyton Place Spec||NBC||12.9/21|
|59||“Three Remarkable Women”||ABC||12.7/22|
|63||NBC Reports (“Forbidden City”)||NBC||12.0/21|
|64||Here We Go Again||ABC||11.5/17|
|65||Inaugural Highlights Spec.||NBC||8.9/13|
For the record, program titles are written exactly the way they were published in 1973.
NBC aired filmed highlights of President Nixon’s second inauguration from 8-8:30PM ET on Saturday, January 20th. That same night, ABC aired “Three Remarkable Women,” a special highlighting Mary Martin, Jane Goodall, and Ethel Kennedy, from 10-11PM ET. NBC aired an hour-long prime time Return to Peyton Place special from 10-11PM ET on Sunday, January 21st.
“ABC Lineup Fails to Dent CBS Lead.” Los Angeles Times. 2 Feb. 1973: G14.