Can you guess the most-watched TV shows of the 1960s?

Did Bonanza top Green Acres?

The most popular shows of the 1960s remain popular to this day. Well, for the most part. The Red Skelton Hour and Daktari are not quite household names on the level of The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza.

Let's see if you can remember (or guess) which TV series had the most viewers in each season of the 1960s.

We looked at television ratings (no cheating!) for each season that decade, along with the estimated audience size. Try to find the top show!
  1. What was the most-watched show in 1960–61 with 17,605,600 viewers?
  2. What was the most-watched show in 1961–62 with 15,586,155 viewers?
  3. What was the most-watched show in 1962–63 with 18,108,000 viewers?
  4. What was the most-watched show in 1963–64 with 20,175,600 viewers?
  5. What was the most-watched show in 1964–65 with 19,130,100 viewers?
  6. What was the most-watched show in 1965–66 with 17,124,300 viewers?
  7. What was the most-watched show in 1966–67 with 16,042,830 viewers?
  8. What was the most-watched show in 1967–68 with 15,640,920 viewers?
  9. What was the most-watched show in 1968–69 with 18,523,500 viewers?
  10. What was the most-watched show in 1969–70 with 15,385,500 viewers?
Can you guess the most-watched TV shows of the 1960s?

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Pacificsun 17 days ago
Got'em all wrong. Because I only picked the ones I liked!
UTZAAKE 19 days ago
7/10. 2, 4 and 8.
Clue: None of the correct answers were ABC shows. That would change in the 1970s.
Barry22 19 days ago
9/10, and pretty much guessed on each.
Stephen 19 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
They're all winners in our mind. Were you a winner, too?

Lucky guesses.
Jeremy 20 days ago
You'll probably all hate me for this but...I got them all, Jack! 10 out of 10! I didn't cheat one time, not one time! I just went by on what I remember seeing, hearing, and reading and on instinct. I also had a great deal of luck on my side because there were times where I thought I might get a question wrong, only to have it turn out that I didn't. I told you you'd all hate me for this.
CouchPotato19 Jeremy 1 day ago
No. I don't hate you. i'm just annoyed that you talk too much.
JeffTanner 20 days ago
I got 9 out of 10. ---------------GOT #2 WRONG!
VondaPhipps 20 days ago
5/10. Not so good. Oh well, better luck next time.
teire 20 days ago
9/10. So Andy didn’t reach the top spot until the final season. Interesting.
Lantern 20 days ago
I wish ME TV (or one of the other similar channels, such as Cozi or Antenna) would show the original "Candid Camera".
MrsPhilHarris Lantern 20 days ago
Oh that would be fun!
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