10 Highest Rated Television Shows

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

10 U.S. TELECASTS WITH THE HIGHEST RATINGS

In 1978 one rating point represented 1,600,000 viewers.

1. ROOTS (final segment)

Air Date: 1-30-77

Rating: 51.1

Network: ABC

2. GONE WITH THE WIND (part one)

Air Date: 11-7-76

Rating: 47.7

Network: NBC

3. GONE WITH THE WIND (part two)

Air Date: 11-8-76

Rating: 47.4

Network: NBC

4. SUPERBOWL XII

Air Date: 1-15-78

Rating: 47.2

Network: CBS

5. BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Air Date: 1-14-70

Rating: 46.6

Network: NBC

6. THE FUGITIVE (final segment)

Air Date: 8-29-67

Rating: 45.9

Network: ABC

7. ROOTS (sixth segment)

Air Date: 1-28-77

Rating: 45.9

Network: ABC

8. ROOTS (fifth segment)

Air Date: 1-27-77

Rating: 45.7

Network: ABC

9. BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Air Date: 1-14-71

Rating: 45.0

Network: NBC

10. ROOTS (third segment)

Air Date: 1-25-77

Rating: 44.8

Network: ABC

Based on the Nielsen Television Index: Jan. 24, 1978.

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