TV has changed a LOT in the last 50 years.
The programming that aired from 1966-67 barely resembles what we watch today, but at least a couple of the faces are remotely familiar.
Some of the shows even play on classic TV networks. There are a lot of variety shows, no game shows and plenty of movie nights in the top 40.
Very few of the top shows seem relevant to what is now coined the "swinging sixties." Those folks obviously didn't watch TV!!
Each slide below will at least have the show name (duh), the network on which it aired and the estimated audience out of a total number of households with TVs being a whopping: 55,153,000. Imagine.
Check it out and let us know what nights you would have stayed inside!
CBS Thursday Movie
CBS Thursday Movie — CBS —11,136,260 Weighing in at #30, it's our first showing of movies!!
I Spy — NBC — 11,136,260 Yes, Bill Cosby has come a long way from I Spy.
ABC Sunday Night Movie
ABC Sunday Night Movie — ABC — 11,246,520 Movie night number 2!!
Tarzan — NBC — 11,301,650 So, I hate to admit it, but I remember watching this on reruns at some point but it was only on for three seasons. Dude was kinda hot. Gulp.
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater — NBC — 11,411,910 On the air for four seasons, this won 7 Emmys and was nominated for another 14. Wowza.
Daniel Boone — NBC — 11,467,040 This was the middle of this show's seven season run.