CBS (ended 1967)
|Thanks for posting this info. |
I don't understand what these ratings indicate. Are they the position/percentage of the audience for all programs in the same time slot or for all programs in all time slots?
If it's for the same time slot, I'm surprised the program never reached the top ten. If my memory serves me, there wasn't much to watch late on Sunday nights, unless the ABC Sunday Night Movie ran long. What kind of programs beat it out?
|Of course there were local ratings, too, and sometimes in those years when a local station showed something special that would beat the big three's programing. |
David Susskind's talk show "Hot Line" might have done that when WPIX Channel 11 scheduled it against Petticoat Junction. But it's impossible to know how many people watched which show. What matters is that "Hot Line," like nearly all local programming in the 1960s, no longer exists. You can watch the B movie "Detour" today, but you can't see the "Dialing For Dollars" local cutaway in San Francisco that showcased the movie. It's just as well. Live in the present.
(For instance, when one station got the color AAP cartoon package, they might (like Channel 6 in Philadelphia) premiere them in prime time, or debut important films.(like channel 9 in New York, who got the RKO-Radio features and the biggest, like KING KONG or TOP HAT, were run every night for a week!)
This of course, would skewer the ratings in that market. So much for scientific polling.
|11 years for a British show most be some sort of record. Most of their shows only last a few years (except for Dr. Who) at best even if they are popular.|
|I heard that the British version of WML used mimes on the show to give clues to the panelists. No wonder it didn't last. God, I hate mimes! I'm so glad they didn't try it on our WML- I think I'd rather watch Beat the Clock.|