Table: Mixed Record For Prime Time Upstarts
SEASON ESTABLISHED HIT CHALLENGER OUTCOME 1950-51 Your Show of The Frank Sinatra Old Blue Eyes flops vs. Shows (NBC) Show (CBS) No. 3 Sid Caesar 1963-64 Bonanza (NBC) The Judy Garland Legendary singer fails Show (CBS) against No.2-rated Western 1967-68 Bonanza (NBC) The Smothers Bros. Comedians, at No. 18, Comedy Hour (CBS) drop Cartwrights to 6 1972-73 The Flip Wilson The Waltons (CBS) Comic dips from No. 2 Show (NBC) to 12 with John Boy at 20 1984-85 Magnum, P.I. The Cosby Show Cos soars to No. 3 as (CBS) (NBC) Magnum slides from 6 to 15 DATA: MUSEUM OF TELEVISION AND RADIO, TOTAL TELEVISION
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