This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1982–83 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research.
|7||Simon & Simon||CBS||21.0|
|9||The Love Boat||ABC||20.3|
|Monday Night Football||ABC|
|14||The Fall Guy||ABC||19.4|
|15||9 to 5||19.3|
|16||One Day at a Time||CBS||19.1|
|17||Hart to Hart||ABC||18.9|
|Trapper John, M.D.|
|21||Hill Street Blues||NBC||18.4|
|Archie Bunker's Place||CBS|
|24||ABC Monday Night Movie||ABC||18.0|
|25||Laverne & Shirley||17.8|
|26||ABC Sunday Night Movie||17.6|
|27||CBS Tuesday Night Movie||CBS||17.5|
|Little House: A New Beginning||NBC|
|The Dukes of Hazzard||CBS|
Season ratings (newspapers.com: fully lists the top 98 shows for the season, though without ratings points)
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It was on hiatus for two years until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series began airing on ABC.
Nielsen TV ratings are the audience measurement systems operated by Nielsen Media Research that seek to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States using a rating system.
America's Next Top Model is an American reality television series and interactive competition in which a number of aspiring models compete for the title of "America's Next Top Model" and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry. Created by Tyra Banks, who also serves as an executive producer, and developed by Ken Mok and Kenya Barris, the series premiered in May 2003, and aired semiannually until 2012, then annually from 2013. The first six seasons aired on UPN, before UPN merged with The WB to create The CW in 2006. The following sixteen cycles aired on The CW until the series was first cancelled in October 2015. The series was revived in 2016 and has been airing on VH1 ever since. The series was among the highest-rated programs on UPN and was the highest-rated show on The CW from 2007 to 2010. Advertisers paid $61,315 per 30-second slot during the 2011–12 television season, the highest of any series on The CW. The first 22 cycles of the series and cycle 24 were presented by Banks, while cycle 23 was presented by Rita Ora. The series also employs a panel of two or three additional judges, a creative director and a runway coach.
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