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TOP DRAMA SHOW

1982-83 Television Season

The top five shows of 1982-83 were Dynasty, Magnum P.I., M*A*S*H, and Dallas with the most popular being 60 Minutes. NBC continued to suck with only one program in the top 20. (See below for the list of the top 30 programs.)

Sunday shows that began before 8:00 p.m. include Voyagers, 60 Minutes, and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Select a show below to read all about it and to share your memories!

Prime Time TV Schedule for 1982-1983
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Shows that aired on Mondays ABC That's Incredible! Monday Night Football
CBS Square Pegs Private Benjamin M*A*S*H Newhart Cagney & Lacey
NBC Little House on the Prairie NBC Monday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Tuesdays ABC Happy Days Laverne & Shirley Three's Company 9 to 5 Hart to Hart
CBS Bring 'Em Back Alive CBS Tuesday Night Movie
NBC Father Murphy Gavilan St. Elsewhere
Shows that aired on Wednesdays ABC Tales of the Gold Monkey Fall Guy Dynasty
CBS Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Alice Filthy Rich Tucker's Witch
NBC Real People Facts of Life Family Ties Quincy, M.E.
Shows that aired on Thursdays ABC Joanie Loves Chachi Star of the Family Too Close for Comfort It Takes Two 20-20
CBS Magnum P.I. Simon & Simon Knots Landing
NBC Fame Cheers Taxi Hill Street Blues
Shows that aired on Fridays ABC Benson Odd Couple Greatest American Hero The Quest
CBS Dukes of Hazzard Dallas Falcon Crest
NBC Powers of Matthew Star Knight Rider Remington Steele
Shows that aired on Saturdays ABC T.J. Hooker Love Boat Fantasy Island
CBS Walt Disney CBS Saturday Movie
NBC Diff'rent Strokes Silver Spoons Gimme a Break Love, Sidney Fitz and Bones
Shows that aired on Sundays ABC Matt Houson ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Archie Bunker's Place Gloria Jeffersons One Day at a Time Trapper John, M.D.
NBC CHiPS NBC Sunday Night Movie
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

Note: Television seasons have generally begun in September of each year. And new shows often do not last the entire season. The shows below began the new season but did not necessarily run all the way through to summer reruns.
Continued - Indicates show began before the time period indicated. 

1982-83 Ratings

Rank Show Network Estimated
viewers
1. 60 Minutes CBS 21,241,500
2. Dallas CBS 20,491,800
3. M*A*S*H CBS 18,825,800
4. Magnum P.I. CBS 18,825,800
5. Dynasty ABC 18,659,200
6. Three's Company ABC 17,659,600
7. Simon & Simon CBS 17,493,000
8. Falcon Crest CBS 17,243,100
9. Love Boat ABC 16,909,900
10. The A-Team NBC 16,743,300
11. Monday Night Football ABC 16,743,300
12. Jeffersons CBS 16,660,000
13. Newhart CBS 16,660,000
14. The Fall Guy ABC 16,160,200
15. 9 to 5 ABC 16,076,900
16. One Day at a Time CBS 15,910,300
17. Hart to Hart ABC 15,743,700
18. Gloria CBS 15,577,100
19. Trapper John, M.D. CBS 15,577,100
20. Knots Landing CBS 15,493,800
21. Hill Street Blues NBC 15,327,200
22. That's Incredible! ABC 15,243,900
23. Archie Bunker's Place CBS 15,243,900
24. ABC Monday Night Movie ABC 14,994,000
25. Laverne & Shirley ABC 14,827,400
26. ABC Sunday Night Movie ABC 14,660,800
27. CBS Tuesday Night Movie CBS 14,577,500
28. Happy Days ABC 14,494,200
29. Little House: A New Beginning NBC 14,494,200
30. Real People NBC 14,327,600
 
   
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