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"The Top Twenty Seventies Telecasts"

What follows is a listing of the twenty top-rated single broadcasts from
January 1970 through December 1979 as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Company.
The average audience percentage rankings are based on Nielsen reports from
those years. The listings represent only sponsored programs telecast on
individual networks; no unsponsored or joint network telecasts are
represented.

                                                               AVERAGE
RANK   PROGRAM NAME                 TELECAST DATE   NETWORK   AUDIENCE %
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 1.    Roots, Part 8 (conclusion)   Jan. 30, 1977     ABC       51.1
 2.    Gone With The Wind, Part 1   Nov.  7, 1976     NBC       47.7
 3.    Gone With The Wind, Part 2   Nov.  8, 1976     NBC       47.4
 4.    Super Bowl XII               Jan. 15, 1978     NBC       47.2
 5.    Super Bowl XIII              Jan. 21, 1979     CBS       46.9
 6.    Bob Hope Christmas Show      Jan. 15, 1970     NBC       46.6
 7.    Roots, Part 6                Jan. 28, 1977     ABC       45.9
 8.    Roots, Part 5                Jan. 27, 1977     ABC       45.7
 9.    Bob Hope Christmas Show      Jan. 14, 1971     NBC       45.0
10.    Roots, Part 3                Jan. 25, 1977     ABC       44.8
11.    Super Bowl XI                Jan.  9, 1977     NBC       44.4
12.    Super Bowl VI                Jan. 16, 1972     CBS       44.2
13.    Roots, Part 2                Jan. 24, 1977     ABC       44.1
14.    Roots, Part 4                Jan. 26, 1977     ABC       43.8
15.    The 43rd Academy Awards      Apr.  7, 1970     ABC       43.4
16.    Super Bowl VII               Jan. 14, 1973     NBC       42.7
17.    Super Bowl IX                Jan. 12, 1975     NBC       42.4
18.    Super Bowl X                 Jan. 18, 1976     CBS       42.3
19.    Airport                      Nov. 11, 1973     ABC       42.3
20.    Love Story                   Oct.  1, 1972     ABC       42.3



The Most Watched Movies of the Decade

This list includes network prime-time feature films, both those made
specifically for TV (*) and those made for theatrical release.

RANK   MOVIE                                AIR DATE
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 1.    Gone With the Wind, Part 1           November 7, 1976
 2.    Gone With the Wind, Part 2           November 8, 1976
 3.    Love Story (tie)                     October 1, 1972
 3.    Airport (tie)                        November 11, 1973
 4.    The Godfather, Part 2                November 18, 1974
 5.    Jaws                                 November 4, 1979
 6.    The Poseidon Adventure               October 27, 1974
 7.    True Grit                            November 12, 1972
 8.    Patton                               November 19, 1972
 9.    Jeremiah Johnson (tie)               January 18, 1976
 9.    Helter Skelter, Part 2 (tie)*        April 2, 1976
10.    Rocky (tie)                          February 4, 1979
10.    Ben-Hur (tie)                        February 14, 1971
11.    The Godfather, Part 1                November 16, 1974
12.    Little Ladies of the Night*          January 16, 1977
13.    Planet of the Apes (tie)             September 14, 1973
13.    Helter Skelter, Part 1 (tie)*        April 1, 1976
14.    Holocaust, Part 4*                   April 19, 1978             


- from "People Weekly Entertainment Almanac" (Little, Brown & Co., Boston,
1996).

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