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Old 08-29-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default 1985-86 and 1986-87 Nielsen ratings

Here are final numbers and some demographics data.

1985-86 TV season

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           Rating/share    A18-49
1. NBC      17.5/28         12.5
2. CBS      16.7/26          9.9
3. ABC      14.9/23          9.6
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#	T10 Sitcoms 85-86	Web	HH	A18-49
1	Cosby Show	        NBC	34.0	26.3
2	Family Ties	        NBC	30.5	23.2
3	Cheers     	        NBC	23.8	19.0
4	Golden Girls	        NBC	21.9	12.6
5	Who's the Boss	        ABC	21.4	14.5
6	Night Court	        NBC	21.0	17.1
7	Kate & Allie	        CBS	20.1	12.3
8	Growing Pains	        ABC	19.8	14.1
9	Newhart 	        CBS	19.6	12.8
10	Webster  	        ABC	15.3	 7.8
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SHOW             W18-49  W25-54  M18-49  M25-54  TEENS  CH. 2-11
  
The Cosby Show    29.1    30.2    23.5    22.0   32.8     32.7
Family Ties       27.5    28.2    18.8    20.3   29.7     27.6
Cheers            21.0    21.3    16.9    18.3   17.3     11.8
Golden Girls      16.0    17.9     9.2    10.6   14.8     14.6
Who's The Boss    17.7    18.5    11.3    12.5   18.5     15.4
Night Court       18.9    19.1    15.2    16.6   14.3      8.0
Kate & Allie      15.3    15.2     9.2    10.6   13.3      8.9
Growing Pains     17.1    17.6    11.0    11.9   19.7     13.8
Newhart           15.6    17.5    10.0    11.7   11.0      6.4
Webster           10.1    11.4     5.5     6.4    9.7     14.5

1986-87 TV season

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              Rating/share
1. NBC         17.8/28
2. CBS         15.8/25
3. ABC         14.1/22

Final 1985-86 and 1986-87 ratings:
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Looking at these ratings, the big thing that pops in my head is Valerie Harper's negotiations for Valerie. The show dropped to #40 after Season 2. Demanding more money seems like an unwise thing to do, especially for a show that could have easily have been cancelled.

From a business standpoint, looking strictly at the ratings, I am not surprised a shakeup occurred and then to deal with a star refusing to come to work due to contract negotiations.

Don't get me wrong, I love Valerie but it just seems like a risky thing to pull.
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Looking at these ratings, the big thing that pops in my head is Valerie Harper's negotiations for Valerie. The show dropped to #40 after Season 2. Demanding more money seems like an unwise thing to do, especially for a show that could have easily have been cancelled.

From a business standpoint, looking strictly at the ratings, I am not surprised a shakeup occurred and then to deal with a star refusing to come to work due to contract negotiations.

Don't get me wrong, I love Valerie but it just seems like a risky thing to pull.
Valerie was only time-slot hit, it aired after Alf until its very end.
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Actually, most of season 2, 1986-1987, was spent on Sunday nights after Our House and before Easy Street. By March 1987, they moved it after ALF and it held on to some of ALF's viewers until 1990 when it moved to CBS.

But the point is, what was Valerie thinking??

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Actually, most of season 2, 1986-1987, was spent on Sunday nights after Our House and before Easy Street. By March 1987, they moved it after ALF and it held on to some of ALF's viewers until 1990 when it moved to CBS.

But the point is, what was Valerie thinking??
Money???

It was a gigantic mistake, then further along down the road she starred in a CBS series called, "The City". Ironically, the show aired opposite "The Hogan Family" and featured actress, LuAnne Ponce who was the sister of Danny Ponce who played Wille on the Hogan Famiy.

The ratings that year were:

"The Hogan Family" --#32
"The City"--#59

Anyway, if you haven't seen it yet here's a video of her explaining her version of the situation:

http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervi...e-aka-valerie#

Click Valerie Harper, it should start at the 44 minute mark and last 13 minutes or so.
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