Thursday, April 6, 2017

#1 in 1981: Dallas


Still enjoying the massive success of the "Who Shot J.R?" cliffhanger, Dallas would reign atop the Nielsen ratings yet again. Soon an explosion of prime time soap operas would take place, with all three major networks producing multiple Dallas-style shows. Only CBS and ABC would be successful at it, however. At the time, NBC was adrift and would remain on the sidelines while CBS' Dallas and ABC's Dynasty faced off each week.