Nielsen Bottom 5, November 19th-25th, 1979

Week 10 of the 1979-1980 season began on Monday, November 19th, 1979 and ended on Sunday, November 25th, 1979. The highest-rated program was the movie Smokey and the Bandit on NBC with a 31.8 Nielsen rating.

Here are the five lowest-rated programs:

## Program Network Rating
55 Eischeid NBC N/A
56 A Man Called Sloane NBC N/A
57 Prime Time Sunday NBC N/A
58 Raggedy Ann and Andy (Movie) CBS N/A
59 Letters from Frank (Movie) CBS N/A

CBS aired the 1977 movie Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure over the course of two nights: from 8-9PM ET on Tuesday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 21st. It’s unclear which part landed in the Bottom 5.

CBS aired made-for-TV movie Letters from Frank as a CBS Special Movie Presentation from 9-11PM ET on Thursday, November 22nd. It starred Art Carney, Maureen Stapleton, and Mike Farrell.


[No Title.] The Associated Press. 27 Nov. 1979: AM Cycle.

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One Reply to “Nielsen Bottom 5, November 19th-25th, 1979”

  1. Except for the “Peanuts” feature films, CBS had a peculiar habit of breaking animated movies into two parts just like “Raggedy Ann” here. I remember they did the same with “Charlotte’s Web” and “Watership Down”. Did they not want to tie up prime-time with “kiddie” fare, believe their young viewers wouldn’t have the necessary attention span, or was it a ratings ploy?

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