10 Highest Rated Movies on Television

A list of the ten highest rated movies on television according to a survey taken in 1978.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 MOVIES ON TV

This ranking is based on the number of homes reached, as the ratings base changes yearly. Also, note that movies made for TV are not included. These 1977 figures are found in the Nielsen Television Index, put out by A. C. Nielsen Co.

1. GONE WITH THE WIND

Network: NBC

Air Date: 11-7-76 (part one)

11-8-76 (part two)

Rating: 47.5

Homes: 33,820,000

2. AIRPORT

Network: ABC

Air Date: 11-11-73

Rating: 42.3

Homes: 28,000,000

3. LOVE STORY

Network: ABC

Air Date: 10-1-72

Rating: 42.3

Homes: 27,410,000

4. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

Network: ABC

Air Date: 10-27-74

Rating: 39.0

Homes: 26,720,000

5. THE GODFATHER

Network: NBC

Air Date: 11-16-74 (part one)

11-18-74 (part two)

Rating: 38.2

Homes: 26,170,000

6. JEREMIAH JOHNSON

Network: ABC

Air Date: 1-18-76

Rating: 37.5

Homes: 26,100,000

7. TRUE GRIT

Network: ABC

Air Date: 11-12-72

Rating: 38.9

Homes: 25,210,000

8. PATTON

Network: ABC

Air Date: 11-19-72

Rating: 38.5

Homes: 25,950,000

9. THE LONGEST YARD

Network: ABC

Air Date: 9-25-77

Rating: 33.1

Homes: 24,130,000

10. THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Network: ABC

Air Date: 2-29-76

Rating: 33.6

Homes: 23,390,000

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