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Ratings Archives: June to Mid-September, 1993

Remember when CBS placed Connie Chung next to Dan Rather at the CBS NEWS anchor desk? No? well it happened during the summer of 1993. Initially, ratings were up and it was the #2 national newscast. But by the middle of the summer, CBS was back in 3rd place.

A few of the original summer series for 1993 were ROUTE 66 (NBC), featuring Dan Cortese. EYE TO EYE with CONNIE CHUNG also premiered this summer, to average numbers. FAMILY DOG (CBS), JOHNY BAGO (CBS), DANGER THEATER (FOX), SOUTH BEACH (NBC), BIG WAVE DAVE'S (CBS), NED BLESSING (CBS), THE BUILDING (CBS), THE BOYS (CBS), plus a few others.

How have times Changed? A great example is the ABC airing of the theatrical movie POLICE ACADEMY 6. The movie scored over 22 million viewers and ranked 7th for the first week of the summer. This was a horrible movie and the worst of the franchise.

Also included in this archive are those nominated for Emmy Awards, that would be presented in September of 1993. HBO's THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW got 8 nominations, a rare feat for cable, back in the day.

Nielsen Broadcast ratings charts for May 31, 1993 to September 19, 1993
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