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Old 11-26-2018, 11:41 AM
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TV, like anything else, is what you make of it. If you want, I can put together a line up of shows that will have you dry heaving at the end of one day. On the other hand, I could do the exact opposite, and that's because, with today's endless number of networks/stations, you can pretty much see or avoid most anything.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:28 PM
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Seinfeld, Frasier, Friends, All in the Family, The Cosby Show, The Simpsons, Cheers, just off the top of my head. All very highly rated, all very popular.
Actually only The Cosby Show and Frasier were successful from the beginning, Of course, both of them started with built-in popularity.

Seinfeld was #46 in the ratings during its first full season, #42 during its second.

All in the Family debuted at #34.

The Simpsons never ranked higher than #30 until Season 12. They were only a success by Fox standards.

Cheers had notoriously poor ratings during its first season, ending up at #74 (out of 99 shows) and was saved only after the personal intervention of NBC president Brandon Tartikoff.

Quality =/= success.
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Actually only The Cosby Show and Frasier were successful from the beginning, Of course, both of them started with built-in popularity.

Seinfeld was #46 in the ratings during its first full season, #42 during its second.

All in the Family debuted at #34.

The Simpsons never ranked higher than #30 until Season 12. They were only a success by Fox standards.

Cheers had notoriously poor ratings during its first season, ending up at #74 (out of 99 shows) and was saved only after the personal intervention of NBC president Brandon Tartikoff.

Quality =/= success.
Or for a more contemporary show, "Big Bang Theory" started out at #68 in its first season.
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A little sloppy maybe. But I think deliberately terrible is a bit overly critical.

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