Monday, April 10, 2017

#1 in 1983: Dallas


Dallas would continue its reign atop the Nielsens, riding the excess of the 1980's to number one. The show's huge success would have networks worried; Dallas' soapy episodic format was not as profitable as other formats because it didn't play well in reruns. The real television profit center was in sitcoms and those types of shows were considered dead.