Can you pick the top-rated shows of 1968?

Gunsmoke vs. Bonanza. My Three Sons vs. Mayberry R.F.D.

Exactly 50 years ago, TV fans had growing options when channel surfing and Nielsen's top TV shows started showing even more variety than Carol Burnett knew how to pack onto one stage.

Here, we take a look at the top-rated shows from 1968 overall, then we break it down by genre, so we can see if you can name the top sitcom, drama, variety show, Western and more. 

Only the biggest fans of '60s TV can score 7 or more. Good luck!
  1. Which show was the top-rated sitcom in 1968?
  2. Which debut show in 1968 was more popular?
  3. Which show was the top-rated Western in 1968?
  4. Which show was the top-rated variety program in 1968?
  5. Whose show was more popular in 1968?
  6. Which show was the top-rated drama in 1968?
  7. Which show was the top-rated family sitcom in 1968?
  8. Which long-running show was in Nielsen's top 10 in 1968?
Can you pick the top-rated shows of 1968?

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anthony 4 days ago
3/10.Seemed like I was doing better.Not bad though as I can see compared to others.
Barry22 9 days ago
6/8, Gomer Pyle had higher ratings than The Hillbillies?
AndrewHass 10 days ago
I was 4/8 which is still 50%,
daprjake AndrewHass 4 days ago
Same here.....guess was not watching much TV, since had drivers license and was too busy for TV watching.
debbi 10 days ago
Got 0 out of 8.
Oh well, I guess I was too busy graduating from high school! 😎🤗🏖️
ndebrabant 10 days ago
You got 3 out of 8
Missed a few, but don't feel bad. It was a totally different time for TV fans. I only picked what I watched. But then I usually watched the ones that always got cancelled.
Lacey 11 days ago
Ouch, 4 out of 8.
Interesting how popular Mayberry R.F.D. was, but it is not in syndication today.
Jeffrey 11 days ago
I got 1 out of 8. Only got the last one right. Terrible for me.
nerakr 11 days ago
3/8. Not bad considering they were all guesses. I wasn't quite 2 years old in 1968.
CatMomWanda 11 days ago
3/8. I don't know what the top rated shows are currently. I just picked what I thought I would watch.
I was just a kid in 1968. It was a hellish year. But all of my favorite memories in sports, current events, rock and soul music, movies and television happened during this particular year. I amaze myself on how I remember so many things from this particular year.
Jeffrey THOMASTERRYJR 11 days ago
I don't know about you THOMASTERRYJR, But I was 14 in 1968. How old or young were you?
Barry22 THOMASTERRYJR 9 days ago
That was a hell of a year. I was only ten, but I do remember 1968 pretty well.
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