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Flashback Monday: The 1991-92 Season FULL Nielsen Ratings

Once again and via TV Guide…

The 1991-92 television season is something to remember and yet easily forgotten, as this was one of the weakest seasons for new major hits.

The highlights of the year include the long goodbyes:

"The Cosby Show" ends it's glorious run with somewhat of a whimper, #16 although the final episode is viewed by over 44 million viewers and easily lands #1 as Cosby and Rashad dance off the set for the final time.

(or did they?)

[and will TV pundits ever be able to explain how "A, Different World" topped "The Cosby Show" in it's final year?]

Meanwhile, on ABC:

"Who's the Boss?" (#80), "Growing Pains (#82) and MacGyver (#64) all end their long respective runs on the network.

After being shifted to the Saturday wasteland, the long running classic ABC shows got the last laugh (screw you NBC!).

"Who's the Boss" ends it's run with 20.5 million viewers (#26 for the week)
"Growing Pains" ends it's run with 21.1 million viewers (#22 for the week)

Also of note, MacGyver finished at 22.3 million viewers to finish at #15.

All three ended the same night, April 25th, 1992…

And the long-running trio easily helped ABC defeat NBC just before the all important MAY Sweeps period.

Also, over on the peacock, the once mega hit show "Dear John" ends it's run at near the bottom (#86)

Maybe, ABC knew what they were doing after all?

Meanwhile, we get very few hits…

The big breakout smash is "Home Improvement", which debuts at #5 but shockingly the next largest viewed show features former TV Superstars (Suzanne Somers of "Three's Company" and Patrick Duffy of "Dallas") in "Step by Step" which debuts at #29.

This is the year "Unsolved Mysteries", "Murphy Brown" and "Full House" all peaked.

Some semi popular shows debut:

"Nurses" on NBC & "The Commish" on ABC.

And Bob Saget get's the distinction of "top star", as he does just that:

Star of two separate shows in the top twenty!

Quite an achievement…

In other news, Redd Foxx collapses on the set of "The Royal Family" and sadly dies, Carol Burnett bombs in the 90's for CBS, and Johnny Carson says his final goodbye to 30 years of late night viewers on "The Tonight Show".

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Thought I should most definitively reference this via some article in print for factual purposes.

I remember watching April 25, 1992…and I know I wasn't the only one that night!

Via USA Today (kudos to: TV-AHOLIC)

http://tvaholics.blogspot.com/



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The Golden Girls also ended it's lengthy 7-year-run:

http://anythingkiss.com/pi_feedback_challenge/Ratings/19920106-0531_TVRatings.pdf

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It seems weird to remember "A Different World" doing better than "The Cosby Show".

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