TVRG's Sitcom Scorecard Library

Written Basking at Historic Ratings Glory by Bridger Cunningham

Image result for cheersBehold a compilation of how TV Ratings Guide's Historic Ratings Library formed.  Many may not be fans of sitcoms or the excerpts of how the sitcoms compared without other programs.  However, they should take an ode of gratitude as this feature helped cultivate the project as we know it today.  As the 2016-17 season came to a close, I struggled with material to populate articles in the absence of my first featured series, The Sitcom Scorecard.  After FOX petered out of the original programming, I took a historic look and decided to showcase the 1989-90 season's sitcoms to compare to today.  The feedback was encouraging, so I crafted Sitcom Scorecards for the 1992-93 and 1995-96 seasons.  Several indicated they desired to see how the entire seasons played out as pre-21st century data was sparse.  And the Library project came to fruition.

Several readers may recall I bounced around, first showcasing the Sitcom Scorecards, followed by complete Ratings History.  I bounced from the 80's, into the 90's and covered the grid in a scattered mess.  However, after persuading this site's founder for a unified feature, he created a database to showcase the years of data.  I desired to pull the ratings from the 1982-83 season and made the sad discovery nothing has been posted from this titillating year as this was the season Cheers infamously rated low.  The hard-data wall for ratings earlier this year was 1984, with only the vanilla-themed Top-30 posts strewn everywhere.  Then, I struck gold and uncovered several prior years' worth of data, uncovering 9 additional years with larger yields of data, 4 of which were complete, two featured complete ranks and an additional 3 delivered some measure of the Top-70 data.

Alas, TVRG holds 46 entries of sitcom data, the largest of which is a consecutive block from 1981-2017.  The Historic Sitcom Scorecards have led to TVRG now possessing the following data:

This, along with other diverse entries of ratings data can be found in the TVRG Ratings Library, located at the following link: http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2018/01/tvrg-ratings-library.html 

1964-71 -- Westerns, Sitcom Silliness and Variety

1964-65 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/12/1964-65-sitcom-scorecard-broomsticks.html

1965-66 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1965-66-sitcom-scorecard-several-old.html
1966-67 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1966-67-sitcom-scorecard-lucy-and.html
1967-68 
UNAVAILABLE
1968-69 
UNAVAILABLE
1969-70 
UNAVAILABLE
1970-71 
UNAVAILABLE

1971-76 -- A Play For Social Relevance and Little to Laugh At

1971-72 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2018/03/1971-72-sitcom-scorecard-all-in-family.html

1972-73 
UNAVAILABLE
1973-74 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1973-74-sitcom-scorecard-brady-bunch.html
1974-75 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1974-75-sitcom-scorecard-lean-season.html
1975-76 
COMING SOON

1976-84 -- Fantasy, Sauciness, Nostalgia and Giggles

1976-77 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2018/01/1976-77-sitcom-scorecard.html

1977-78 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1977-78-sitcom-scorecard-abc-dethrones.html
1978-79 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1978-79-sitcom-scorecard-happy-days-for.html
1979-80 
COMING SOON
1980-81 
UNAVAILABLE
1981-82 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/10/1981-82-sitcom-scorecard.html
1982-83 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2018/01/1982-83-sitcom-scorecard-cheers-is.html

1983-84 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1983-84-sitcom-scorecards-no-more-happy.html

1984-92 -- Sitcoms Place Family First

1984-85 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1984-85-sitcoms-nbc-says-no-to-soaps-as.html
1985-86 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1985-86-sitcoms-nbc-soars-as-its.html
1986-87 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1986-87-sitcoms-nbc-still-rules-cbs.html
1987-88 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1987-88-sitcom-scorecard-unilateral.html
1988-89 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1988-89-sitcom-scorecard-wga-strike.html
1989-90 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/05/week-37-sitcom-looking-back-on-55.html
1990-91 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1990-91-sitcom-scorecard-tgif-grows.html
1991-92 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1991-92-sitcom-scorecard-mid-80s.html

1992-99 -- Sophistication and NBC Prominance

1992-93 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1992-93-sitcoms-ratings-on-technology.html
1993-94 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1993-94-sitcom-scorecard-abc-claims-1st.html
1994-95 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1994-95-sitcom-scorecard-abc-claims-1st.html
1995-96 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1995-96-sitcom-scorecard-nbc-returns-to.html
1996-97 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1996-97-sitcom-scorecard-not-much.html
1997-98 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1997-98-sitcom-scorecard-nbc-rules.html

1998-99 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1998-99-sitcom-scorecard-post-seinfeld.html

1999-2004 -- Competition of Reality and Games

1999-00 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/06/1999-2000-sitcom-scorecard-scripted.html
2000-01 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/2000-01-sitcom-scorecard-new-milestone.html
2001-02 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2001-02-ratings-history-reality-tv.html
2002-03 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/2002-03-sitcom-scorecard-reality-tv.html
2003-04 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/2003-04-sitcom-scorecard-new-lows-for.html

2004-10 -- The Disappearing Sitcom Era

2004-05 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/2004-05-sitcom-scorecard-year-of-tv.html
2005-06 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/2005-06-sitcom-scorecard-hills-run-red.html
2006-07 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2006-07-sitcom-scorecard-sitcoms-become.html
2007-08 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2007-08-sitcom-scorecard-office-merges.html
2008-09 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/12/2008-09-sitcom-scorecard-lost-data.html

2009-10 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/12/2009-10-sitcom-scorecard-record-low.html

2010-17 -- Nerd Herds, Chuck Lorre Crass and ABC Families

2010-11 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/2010-11-sitcom-scorecard-cbs-champions.html
2011-12 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2011-12-sitcom-scorecard-2-broke-girls.html
2012-13 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2012-13-sitcom-scorecard-nerds-rule-and.html
2013-14 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2013-14-sitcom-scorecard-brooklyn-99.html
2014-15 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2014-15-sitcom-scorecard-goldbergs-and.html
2015-16 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2015-16-sitcom-scorecard-are-these-last.html
2016-17 http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/08/2016-17-sitcom-scorecard-sitcoms-are.html
2017-18 COMING SOON

Week by Week Sitcom Scorecard Coverage

2016-17 COMING SOON

2017-18 COMING SOON

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