TVRG Ratings History (Update 2.0)

Written Educating The Masses With Published Reports by Bridger Cunningham (Former TVRG Writer)

President Donald Trump's statements regarding the ratings may lead several to question the validity of the system.  However, they have remained the leading measure since 1950 to see whose eyeballs were glued to their sets each season.  TV Ratings Guide's Ratings History project came underway late in May and yielded ratings data dating back to 1964.  The project is ongoing, and much is left to complete.  However, TVRG has successfully pioneered one location where readers can see the yearly results, season by season.  Data for several seasons is insufficient, particularly prior to 1983.  In their place, the Top 30 shows have been published, along with several years such as 1965-67, 1977-78 and 1981-82 presenting partial data with rankings sans Nielsen Ratings.  This achievement broke the 1984 hard-data wall of complete ratings, pushing it back to 1964 (that report is in the works).  Thanks to old Newspaper archives, 9 of the 20 years in this range have been recovered and are now available for your reading pleasure. 
Please also note a shift in measures occurred in the late 90's/early 2000's as 18-49 Adult Demographics vs. overall Household Ratings became the valued data published.  Several seasons have yet to be published and remain on the list to resume in the near future so readers may experience a complete library/vault of Ratings History.  And perhaps the President will research and enjoy an educational history lesson (stated with heartfelt satire of course....). 
Ratings data available dates back to the Autumn 1950 Season, meaning America is currently in its 70th season of measured television. Enjoy the ride, and cruise one location for a landmark in television history!
This, along with other diverse entries of ratings data can be found in the TVRG Ratings Library.
1950-58 -- Color-Free, Simple Television

1950-51 Top 30 Data
1951-52 Top 30 Data
1952-53 Top 30 Data
1953-54 Top 30 Data
1954-55 Top 30 Data
1955-56 Top 30 Data
1956-57 Top 30 Data
1957-58 Top 30 Data

1958-64 -- Picture-Esque America and Western Skillets

1958-59 Top 30 Data
1959-60 Top 30 Data
1960-61 Top 30 Data
1961-62 Top 30 Data
1962-63 COMING SOON
1963-64 COMING SOON

1964-71 -- Westerns, Sitcom Silliness and Variety

1964-65 Top 70 Data
1965-66 Top 70 Data
1966-67 Top 70 Data
1967-68 Top 40 Data
1968-69 Top 51 Data
1969-70 Top 60 Data
1970-71 Top 30 Data

1971-76 -- A Play For Social Relevance

1971-72 Complete Data
1972-73 Complete Data
1973-74 Complete Data
1974-75 Complete Data
1975-76 Rankings Only

1976-84 -- Fantasy, Sauciness and Suds

1976-77 Rankings Only
1977-78 Complete Data
1978-79 Complete Data
1979-80 Top 30 Data
1980-81 Top 30 Data
1981-82 Complete Rankings, Top 31 Ratings
1982-83 Complete Rankings, Top 33 Ratings
1983-84 Complete Data

1984-92 -- Sitcoms Place Family First

1984-85 Complete Data
1985-86 Complete Data
1986-87 Complete Data
1987-88 Complete Data
1988-89 Complete Data
1989-90 Complete Data
1990-91 Complete Data
1991-92 Complete Data

1992-99 -- Sophistication and NBC Prominence

1992-93 Complete Data
1993-94 Complete Data
1994-95 Complete Data
1995-96 Complete Data
1996-97 Complete Data
1997-98 Complete Data
1998-99 Complete Data

1999-2004 -- Competition of Reality and Games

1999-00 Complete Data
2000-01 Complete Data
2001-02 Complete Data
2002-03 COMING SOON
2003-04 COMING SOON

2004-10 -- Reality Checks and ABC Resurgence

2004-05 COMING SOON
2005-06 COMING SOON
2006-07 COMING SOON
2007-08 COMING SOON
2008-09 COMING SOON
2009-10 COMING SOON

2010-18 -- Reality Bites and Sitcoms Resurge

2010-11 COMING SOON
2011-12 COMING SOON
2012-13 COMING SOON
2013-14 Complete Data
2014-15 Complete Data
2015-16 Complete Data
2016-17 Complete Data
2017-18 Complete Data

2018-Present -- More Shows Going Fractional

2018-19 Complete Data
2019-20 COMING SOON


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