Can you find the ONE 1960s TV show that never made it to No. 1?

Try to find the weakest link in the 1960s.

The Sixties is a cherished decade in television history for more than just the hilarity of variety shows and evolving sitcoms, but also the intense drama of Westerns and novel procedurals. Tastes changed as quickly as the schedule, responding to the introduction of new shows that delivered stiff competition for last year's favorites.

Here, we've mixed up shows that were on air and very popular in the 1960s to challenge you to find the one show that never made it to the top of Nielsen's ratings to stake the coveted claim of No. 1 show on TV in any year.

Keep in mind that some 1960s hits stretched beyond the decade it started and some 1960s Nielsen top spots went to shows that got their start in the 1950s. The only question you need to ask yourself as you scan these 1960s TV shows below is: Could this show have ever been the most popular show on TV? 

The answer is sadly no for only one show on this list. See if you can seek it out! Good luck!
  1. Find the ONE classic TV series from the 1960s that never made it to No. 1 in Nielsen ratings:
Can you find the ONE 1960s TV show that never made it to No. 1?

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JeffTanner 1 month ago
''You found the right show!'' First time out too! Samantha must not have twitched hernose enough, because the closest Bewitched got to the top was in its first season, 1964-1965, when it reached No. 2 in Neilsen's ratings. Bonanza beat out Bewitched that year, which started a 3-year streak at No. 1 for the hit TV Western. Sorry, Sam!
Lucyneenah19701 1 month ago
I said "Wagon Train," and they said it's right. But then they said that I got it wrong, that the answer is Bewitched. I wonder which is right?
Bewitched is correct. Click on this show, and it {the score window} will say that the highest Bewitched charted was #2. Bonanza and Bewitched were in a neck and neck horse race, but the Cartwright clan beat out the Stephens clan by a nose! It went on to ride in the #1 saddle for 3 straight seasons in the top spot.
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
It was a toss up between Marcus Welby and Bewitched. Picked MW. I thought it was a 70s show.
Kenson 1 month ago
Got it right and then saw I just could've looked down here first. Lol. But that's not fun.
jonnyquest 1 month ago
Cheesy trick question two of shows became #1 AFTER the 1960s 👎👎👎👎🤬🤬🤬🤬👎👎👎👎
teire 1 month ago
Sam is still number one with me.
ndebrabant 1 month ago

You found the right show!
Samantha must not have twitched her nose enough, because the closest Bewitched got to the top was in its first season, 1964-65, when it reached No. 2 in Nielsen's ratings. Bonanza beat out Bewitched that year, which started a 3-year streak at No. 1 for the hit TV Western. Sorry, Sam!
cperrynaples 1 month ago
Missed it mostly because your question was sorta misleading! You implied that these shows were #1 in the '60's! Not only was 60 Minutes NOT number 1 then, it wasn't even a weekly show until 1975! When it premiered in 1968, it rotated with CBS Reports! Marcus Welby's #1 was also NOT the '60's, but you were right about Bewitched, it was the highest rated ABC show before Welby but NEVER #1!
PS To clarify on 60 Minutes, it did run on its own before 1975, but it was as either [a] a summer replacement or [b] at 6 PM, which is not prime time. The 7 PM time slot opened up in 1975 in exchange for the infamous Family Hour which exempted news shows!
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