Here are the names of some of the books I have used to compile most of the data available on this site.
|That book from Brooks and Marsh is a must-have for all TV fans out there.
It is the best book about TV shows. It is better than Alex McNeil's book :
Total Television (which is also available on CD-ROM). I think that it is
worth every cent (it costs about 25 USD).
McNeil's book is very good too and includes informations about daytime TV shows too.
I have also used the following books :
1996 Information Please Entertainment Almanac
1997 A&E entertainment Almanac
1998 A&E entertainment Almanac
1999 Wall Street Journal Almanac
Recent sources for the last few years : thefutoncritic.com website.
To compile my rankings I have mostly used the Brooks/Marsh book for the complete list of Top-30 shows then gave 30 points for a 1st place finish in the year end rankings, 29 points for a 2nd place and so on down to 1 point for a 30th rank.
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Last Updated : July 26, 2002
By Frank BIBLER