Nielsen Bottom 10, October 1st-7th, 1973

Week 4 of the 1973-1974 season started on Monday, October 1st, 1973 and ended on Sunday, October 7th, 1973. The highest-rated program was All in the Family on CBS with a 31.5/54 Nielsen rating/share. Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs:

## Program Network Rating
56 Toma ABC 14.0/21
57 Perry Mason CBS 13.6/23
58 Needles and Pins NBC 13.2/23
59 Love, American Style ABC 13.0/24
60 NBC Follies NBC 12.9/22
61 ABC Suspense Movie (“The Alpha Caper”) ABC 12.2/21
62 Griff ABC 11.6/21
63 Partridge Family ABC 10.0/17
64 Bob, Carol, Ted, Alice ABC   9.1/16
65 Calucci’s Department CBS   8.5/15

“All in the Family Tops Ratings Again.” Los Angeles Times. 23 Oct. 1973: C18.

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One Reply to “Nielsen Bottom 10, October 1st-7th, 1973”

  1. All 9 of the series were off by next fall, however a special note about Toma: It was canceled not for low ratings, but because star Tony Musante didn’t want to do a second season. Producers intended to revive the series with Robert Blake, but chose to launch Baretta instead!

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