I'm mostly interested in US television statistics and television history. I really like many old shows, mostly MTM's shows from the 70's and 80's.

Go to the Nielsen Ratings Homepage to look at the list of shows that made it to the top 25.

I really regret the fact that there are few shows from the 70's and 80's on french TV. And these shows are not that good (The Love Boat,...) . These shows are not as good as MTM Enterprises' shows (each show, from the MTM web site) broadcasted by CBS and NBC from 1970 to 1987 (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Hill Street Blues, Newhart, St. Elsewhere,...) and Tandem Productions' shows (mostly All in the Family).

For a famous Newsweek article of 1978, click here. That article is really interesting, since the "Family Hour" has basically disappeared, with such shows as Married with Children, Friends or Dream On shown in primetime.

Created : 04/18/1998 by Frank Bibler