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1981-82 Top 30 Ratings -- Primetime is Awash in a Bubble Bath as Nighttime Soaps Become the Rage


Written Ready For a Primetime Bubblebath by Bridger Cunningham

Ratings Data prior to 1984 is scarce, the TV Ratings Guide will post what is available and may update overall network ranks and sitcom scorecards when available.

Dallas, Falcon Crest and Dynasty swept the airwaves and landed in the top 20.  This was the same season which set a low benchmark for NBC, which had nary a single top-20 hit in their grab.  CBS led again, though ABC closed the average gap inside one ratings point.  NBC, however, nearly lost 2 points and rested 2.5 below 2nd place ABC.




Sources:

http://fbibler.chez.com/tvstats/by_5_yr_period/top_programs_1980-1985.html

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