Entertainment “I Love Lucy”... Still The Ratings Leader!

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    “I Love Lucy” was Sunday Night’s Number 1 Scripted Show, Nearly Twice as Many Viewers as “Mad Men” Finale

    by Roger Friedman - May 19, 2015 2:50 pm

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    Sunday night: Two reruns of “I Love Lucy” from the 1950s, colorized (objectionable, but ok whatever) scored the highest total viewers of all scripted shows that night.

    “Lucy” had 6.4 million total viewers. That’s almost twice the very high “Mad Men” score of 3.3 million viewers on Sunday. That’s shows with scripts. The Billboard Music Awards had 11 million, and “60 Minutes” had 9 million.

    But of all the other shows on TV Sunday night– Dateline, The Simpsons, Battle Creek– Lucy prevailed.

    “Lucy” scored twice as many total viewers as Andy Samberg in “Brooklyn Nine Nine.”

    The two episodes of “Lucy” looked terrible, I thought. The beautiful original black and white looked garish and Crayola like. But “Lucy” is the Shakespeare of television comedy. A few others come close, but Lucy, Desi, Vivian Vance and William Frawley were in a league of their own. All their writers and directors were, too.
     
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    This is an Onion article right?
     
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    For real?
     
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    A 60 year old TV sitcom blew Howie's Letterman appearance out of the water. :haha:
     
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    I would take that ditsy broad over most anything on TV right now...
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    it was a great show.
    but i think there was like only 1 station so everyone had to watch it.



    i rem going to one of my stoners friends house late and i said dude why dont u turn that test pattern off, he said cause theres nothing else on
     
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    Because of Lucy, I'll always remember watching Nixon fly away for the last time.

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    It was summer vacation in '74, we turned to Metro Media KTTV 11 (before it became FOX) at 9am. because they showed an hour of Lucy every weekday morning. They cut in for a special report, and went to Nixon walking out to the helicopter.
     
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    I love that channel with all the throw back shows
     
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    There's like 3 or 4 now. Thank christ.
     
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    I think I only have 2, but they really need to expand their programming. Most of the time when i am ready to watch an episode of Rockford Files or some shit they put a god damn info mercial on :mad:
     
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    LOVE IT.

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    There wasn't as much to watch back then and TV was still new.
    There was a bigger percentage of people watching each show.
     
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    Lucy will be funny in 100 years, while shows like Brooklyn Nine Nine will be long forgotten.
     
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    You are an old fuck like me, then. I too remember this distinctly. I was in Maine on vacation with my folks.

    Time to have someone take me out in the backyard . . .