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TABLE: Mixed Record For Prime-Time Upstarts

SEASON ESTABLISHED HIT CHALLENGER OUTCOME

1950-51 Your Show of The Frank Sinatra Old Blue Eyes flops vs.

Shows (NBC) Show (CBS) No. 3 Sid Caesar

1963-64 Bonanza (NBC) The Judy Garland Legendary singer fails

Show (CBS) against No.2-rated Western

1967-68 Bonanza (NBC) The Smothers Bros. Comedians, at No. 18,

Comedy Hour (CBS) drop Cartwrights to 6

1972-73 The Flip Wilson The Waltons (CBS) Comic dips from No. 2

Show (NBC) to 12 with John Boy at 20

1984-85 Magnum, P.I. The Cosby Show Cos soars to No. 3 as

(CBS) (NBC) Magnum slides from 6 to 15

DATA: MUSEUM OF TELEVISION AND RADIO, TOTAL TELEVISION


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