Nielsen Bottom 10, December 17th-23rd, 1973

Week 15 of the 1973-1974 season started on Monday, December 17th, 1973 and ended on Sunday, December 23rd, 1973. The highest-rated program was All in the Family on CBS with a 31.0/52 Nielsen rating/share. Here are the 10 lowest-rated programs:

## Program Network Rating
54 NBC Follies NBC 12.3/22
55 Roll Out CBS 11.9/20
56 ABC Sunday Movie (“A Doll’s House”) ABC 10.9/19
57 Rock & Roll Years ABC 10.9/18
58 ABC Saturday Movie (“Snatched”) ABC 10.2/18
59 Temperatures Rising ABC 10.2/17
60 Toma ABC   9.5/15
61 Partridge Family ABC   8.3/17
62 Calucci’s Dept. CBS   7.2/12
63 ABC News Closeup ABC   6.5/12

A special ABC News Closeup on Food titled “Green Grow the Profits” aired from 10-11PM ET on Friday, December 21st, 1973.

This is will be my final weekly Bottom 10 post from the 1973-1974 season. I only have the full ratings charts for the first 15 weeks of the season. Either The Los Angeles Times stopped publishing them or I couldn’t find them years ago when I had access to historical issues of the newspaper through a library database.


“Top 10 in Nielsen List Dominated by CBS.” Los Angeles Times. 7 Jan. 1974: D18

2 Replies to “Nielsen Bottom 10, December 17th-23rd, 1973”

  1. don’t laugh— THE PARTRIDGE CLAN STATISTICALLY HAD MORE SONGS PUBLISHED ( thru the scream gems production) than ANY VARIETY SHOW IN THIS HISTORY OF ANY tv series-**- go check** sort of an overcompensation for the COWSILL’s…. who went bankrupt by this time……..(.. I woke up in love this morning???…)

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