Advertisements A cool video on TV ratings from 1951 to 2019. Saw this on a Ken Levine blog post. His description is below (he says it better than I ever could): This is very cool. Top TV ratings from 1951-2019. It's like a horse race. Watch to see if your favorite show comes up in the backstretch. Also, make note of network dominance. CBS kicked ass for years, NBC had its day, ABC under Fred Silverman, rose briefly to the top, and Fox hit the big time with AMERICAN IDOL. AMC even sneaks in there. Also, you'll notice how there are times when comedy rules and others when it's almost nowhere to be found. Early on Westerns ruled. Then disappeared. And some shows you wouldn't think cracked the Top 10 like BECKER proved to be more popular than folks assumed. The reboot of ROSEANNE goes straight to the top and then disappears in a blink. All interesting stuff. And it's kind of mesmerizing. Light up a joint and enjoy.