I don’t know about anyone else, but I hate it when news stories say “this was the second biggest X of all time” or “there hasn’t been anything this big since 1965” and don’t tell you what the biggest thing was, or what happened in 1965. I bet since the posters here are an abnormally curious lot, I’m not the only one. <g>
Anyhoo, in this case I’ve tried to find the answer on Google, but have narrowed it down to three likely possibilities and gotten stuck. Oh, the question, you ask? What sitcom debuted in 1998 to high ratings? News stories about My Big Fat Greek Life (which I keep wanting to call My So-Called Greek Life, lol) refer to it being the highest rated sitcom debut since 1998.
The main Google hits for “sitcom debut 1998” (leaving aside a few obvious flops that can’t be seriously considered) are:
(1) King of Queens
(2) That 70s Show
Wait, you say. I thought you were leaving out flops–why’s Jesse there? Well, it got the plum position after Friends, so it has to be considered, IMO.
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