Nielsen Bottom 10, February 5th-11th, 1973 [Updated]

Week 22 of the 1972-1973 season started on Monday, February 5th, 1973 and ended on Sunday, February 11th, 1973. The highest-rated program was All in the Family on CBS with a 35.0 Nielsen rating.

As was the case with Week 15 of the 1972-1973 season, I don’t have access to the complete Nielsen chart for this week. That means I can’t share the 10 lowest-rated programs. However, I don’t want to get off schedule by skipping a week. Anyone care to guess which programs landed in the Bottom 10?

February 7th, 2018 Update: Thanks to Darryl, I can now share the lowest-rated programs for this week:

## Program Network Rating
55 “Duke Ellington Special” CBS 13.9/21
56 Touch of Grace ABC 13.1/20
57 SEARCH NBC 12.4/21
58 Bobby Darin NBC 11.8/20
59 First Tuesday NBC 11.2/19
60 Julie Andrews ABC 10.4/16
61 NBC Monday Movie (“Funeral in Berlin”) NBC 10.3/17
62 What About Tomorrow ABC   9.0/16
63 Here We Go Again ABC   7.8/12
64 The Men ABC   7.0/12

The second installment of ABC’s monthly documentary series What About Tomorrow? (“Cities, Our Next Frontier”) may have aired from 10:30-11PM ET on Monday, February 5th. Or it may have been pre-empted. I’ve found conflicting TV listings that show the special airing from 6:30-7PM ET on Saturday, February 10th but also from 6:30-7PM ET on Sunday, February 11th.

CBS aired “Duke Ellington…We Love You Madly” from 9-10:30PM ET on Sunday, February 11th.

If anyone can provide me with the full Nielsen chart for the week of February 5th-11th, 1973 (or just the Bottom 10), I will be very grateful. Please contact me if you can help.


[Title Unknown] Los Angeles Times. 22 Feb. 1973: G24.

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