List of Cheers episodes

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Cheers originally aired on NBC from September 30, 1982 to May 20, 1993. Over the series run, 275 original episodes aired, an average of 25 episodes per season. In the early 1990s, 20 volumes of VHS cassettes were released; each had three half-hour episodes.[1] The whole series is currently available on DVD; each is divided into a season.

Series overview[edit]

Original air dates of following episodes are not actual premiere dates for some areas of the United States, like Alaska. In those areas, episodes may have been broadcast at later dates,[2] but other dates are not included in this article. Some episodes were aired at different time slots not listed below.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNotes
Season premiereSeason finaleTime slot (Thursday)1
122September 30, 1982March 31, 19839:00-9:30 pm (September 30 - December 16, 1982)
9:30-10:00 pm (January 6 - March 31, 1983)
In addition to the normal episode run, a "lost scene" was aired only once on January 30, 1983, right before Super Bowl XVII.[3]
222September 29, 1983May 10, 19849:30-10:00 pm (September 29 - December 8, 1983)
9:00-9:30 pm (December 15, 1983 - May 10, 1984)
325September 27, 1984May 9, 19859:00-9:30 pm
426September 26, 1985May 15, 1986
526September 25, 1986May 7, 1987
625September 24, 1987May 5, 1988
722October 27, 1988May 4, 1989
826September 21, 1989May 3, 1990
927September 20, 1990May 2, 1991Includes double-length special episode Cheers 200th Anniversary Special
1026September 19, 1991May 14, 1992Includes double-length special episode An Old-Fashioned Wedding
1128September 24, 1992May 20, 1993Includes double-length special episode Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses and the triple-length series finale, One for the Road
1 Some episodes originally aired on any other day and/or time slot instead of Thursday at either 9:00pm or 9:30pm.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1982–83)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[4]Directed by[4]Written by[4]Original air date[4]Rating / rank
11"Give Me a Ring Sometime"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesSeptember 30, 1982 (1982-09-30)9.6 / #60[rat1 1]
22"Sam's Women"James BurrowsEarl PomerantzOctober 7, 1982 (1982-10-07)14.7 / #49[rat1 2]
/ 19 share[rat1 3]
33"The Tortelli Tort"James BurrowsTom ReederOctober 14, 1982 (1982-10-14)11.1 / #63[rat1 4]
44"Sam at Eleven"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesOctober 21, 1982 (1982-10-21)11.1 / #62[rat1 5]
55"Coach's Daughter"James BurrowsKen EstinOctober 28, 1982 (1982-10-28)11.0 / #66[rat1 6]
66"Any Friend of Diane's"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 4, 1982 (1982-11-04)12.4 / #62[rat1 7]
77"Friends, Romans, Accountants"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 11, 1982 (1982-11-11)13.6 / #50[rat1 8]
88"Truce or Consequences"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 18, 1982 (1982-11-18)11.9 / #63[rat1 9]
99"Coach Returns to Action"James BurrowsEarl PomerantzNovember 25, 1982 (1982-11-25)10.0 / #69[rat1 10]
1010"Endless Slumper"James BurrowsSam SimonDecember 2, 1982 (1982-12-02)12.7 / #57[rat1 11]
1111"One for the Book"James BurrowsKatherine GreenDecember 9, 1982 (1982-12-09)12.4 / #60[rat1 12]
1212"The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 16, 1982 (1982-12-16)12.1 / #64[rat1 13]
1313"Now Pitching, Sam Malone"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 6, 1983 (1983-01-06)14.8 / #56[rat1 14]
1414"Let Me Count the Ways"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanJanuary 13, 1983 (1983-01-13)12.9 / #61[rat1 15]
1515"Father Knows Last"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanJanuary 20, 1983 (1983-01-20)14.9 / #46[rat1 16]
1616"The Boys in the Bar"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 27, 1983 (1983-01-27)14.9 / #41[rat1 17]
1717"Diane's Perfect Date"James BurrowsDavid LloydFebruary 10, 1983 (1983-02-10)13.3 / #45[rat1 18]
1818"No Contest"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanFebruary 17, 1983 (1983-02-17)15.9 / #49[rat1 19]
1919"Pick a Con... Any Con"James BurrowsDavid AngellFebruary 24, 1983 (1983-02-24)13.1 / #58[rat1 20]
2020"Someone Single, Someone Blue"James BurrowsDavid AngellMarch 3, 1983 (1983-03-03)14.7 / #43[rat1 21]
2121"Showdown, Part 1"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesMarch 24, 1983 (1983-03-24)13.6 / #51[rat1 22]
2222"Showdown, Part 2"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesMarch 31, 1983 (1983-03-31)14.7 / #36[rat1 23]
Specials
No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
S01"Super Bowl XVII Pregame segment"[5][6]Ken Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 30, 1983 (1983-01-30)
S02"Uncle Sam Malone"[7]

Season 2 (1983–84)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[8]Directed by[8]Written by[8]Original air date[8]Rating / share / rank
231"Power Play"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesSeptember 29, 1983 (1983-09-29)18.4 / 29 / #19[rat2 1]
242"Li'l Sister Don't Cha"
"Little Sister Don't Cha"
James BurrowsHeide PerlmanOctober 13, 1983 (1983-10-13)18.6 / 28 / #21[rat2 2]
253"Personal Business"James BurrowsTom ReederOctober 20, 1983 (1983-10-20)17.4 / 26 / #29[rat2 3]
264"Homicidal Ham"James BurrowsDavid LloydOctober 27, 1983 (1983-10-27)18.0 / 28 / #22[rat2 4]
275"Sumner's Return"James BurrowsMichael J. WeithornNovember 3, 1983 (1983-11-03)15.3 / 23 / #34[rat2 5]
286"Affairs of the Heart"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanNovember 10, 1983 (1983-11-10)18.1 / 26 / #24[rat2 6]
297"Old Flames"James BurrowsDavid AngellNovember 17, 1983 (1983-11-17)17.2 / 25 / #25[rat2 7]
308"Manager Coach"James BurrowsEarl PomerantzNovember 24, 1983 (1983-11-24)14.2 / 25 / #42[rat2 8]
319"They Called Me Mayday"James BurrowsDavid AngellDecember 1, 1983 (1983-12-01)16.9 / 25 / #30[rat2 9]
3210"How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Call You Back"James BurrowsEarl PomerantzDecember 8, 1983 (1983-12-08)16.4 / 25 / #28[rat2 10]
3311"Just Three Friends"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 15, 1983 (1983-12-15)16.0 / 26 / #34[rat2 11]
3412"Where There's a Will..."James BurrowsNick ArnoldDecember 22, 1983 (1983-12-22)18.3 / 27 / #15[rat2 12]
3513"Battle of the Exes"James BurrowsKen Estin and Sam SimonJanuary 5, 1984 (1984-01-05)19.6 / – / #20[rat2 13]
3614"No Help Wanted"James BurrowsMax TashJanuary 12, 1984 (1984-01-12)17.3 / 26 / #29[rat2 14]
3715"And Coachie Makes Three"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanJanuary 19, 1984 (1984-01-19)18.5 / – / #21[rat2 15]
3816"Cliff's Rocky Moment"James BurrowsDavid LloydJanuary 26, 1984 (1984-01-26)
3917"Fortune and Men's Weight"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanFebruary 2, 1984 (1984-02-02)13.1 / 19 / #51[rat2 16]
4018"Snow Job"James BurrowsDavid AngellFebruary 9, 1984 (1984-02-09)17.1 / 25 / #26[rat2 17]
4119"Coach Buries a Grudge"James BurrowsDavid LloydFebruary 16, 1984 (1984-02-16)14.6 / 21 / #33[rat2 18]
4220"Norman's Conquest"James BurrowsLissa LevinFebruary 23, 1984 (1984-02-23)17.2 / 26 / #22[rat2 19]
4321"I'll Be Seeing You, Part 1"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesMay 3, 1984 (1984-05-03)13.9 / 21 / #32[rat2 20]
4422"I'll Be Seeing You, Part 2"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesMay 10, 1984 (1984-05-10)13.6 / 22 / #30[rat2 21]

Season 3 (1984–85)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[9]Directed by[9]Written by[9]Original air date[9]Rating / share / rank
451"Rebound, Part 1"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesSeptember 27, 1984 (1984-09-27)20.7 / 32 / #7[rat3 1]
462"Rebound, Part 2"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesOctober 4, 1984 (1984-10-04)19.5 / 29 / #13[rat3 2]
473"I Call Your Name"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeOctober 18, 1984 (1984-10-18)18.6 / 28 / #17[rat3 3]
484"Fairy Tales Can Come True"James BurrowsSam SimonOctober 25, 1984 (1984-10-25)19.8 / 30 / #14[rat3 4]
495"Sam Turns the Other Cheek"James BurrowsDavid LloydNovember 1, 1984 (1984-11-01)17.8 / – / #18[rat3 5]
506"Coach in Love, Part 1"James BurrowsDavid AngellNovember 8, 1984 (1984-11-08)16.7 / 25 / #19[rat3 6]
517"Coach in Love, Part 2"James BurrowsDavid AngellNovember 15, 1984 (1984-11-15)19.2 / 29 / #15[rat3 7]
528"Diane Meets Mom"James BurrowsDavid LloydNovember 22, 1984 (1984-11-22)14.4 / – / #38[rat3 8]
539"An American Family"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanNovember 29, 1984 (1984-11-29)20.5 / 30 / #15[rat3 9]
5410"Diane's Allergy"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 6, 1984 (1984-12-06)20.0 / 17 / #20[rat3 10]
5511"Peterson Crusoe"James BurrowsDavid AngellDecember 13, 1984 (1984-12-13)18.8 / 29 / #21[rat3 11]
5612"A Ditch in Time"James BurrowsKen EstinDecember 20, 1984 (1984-12-20)17.4 / – / #20[rat3 12]
5713"Whodunit?"James BurrowsTom ReederJanuary 3, 1985 (1985-01-03)18.4 / – / #21[rat3 13]
5814"The Heart Is a Lonely Snipe Hunter"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanJanuary 10, 1985 (1985-01-10)19.9 / – / #18[rat3 14]
5915"King of the Hill"James BurrowsElliot ShoenmanJanuary 24, 1985 (1985-01-24)18.7 / 28 / #22[rat3 15]
6016"Teacher's Pet"James BurrowsTom ReederJanuary 31, 1985 (1985-01-31)20.6 / – / #13[rat3 16]
6117"The Mail Goes to Jail"James BurrowsDavid LloydFebruary 7, 1985 (1985-02-07)18.2 / 26 / #22[rat3 17]
6218"Bar Bet"James BurrowsJim ParkerFebruary 14, 1985 (1985-02-14)21.3 / – / #9[rat3 18]
6319"Behind Every Great Man"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 21, 1985 (1985-02-21)22.3 / – / #9[rat3 19]
6420"If Ever I Would Leave You"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 28, 1985 (1985-02-28)19.9 / – / #16[rat3 20]
6521"The Executive's Executioner"
"Executive's Executioner Hines"[10]
James BurrowsHeide PerlmanMarch 7, 1985 (1985-03-07)22.9 / – / #5[rat3 21]
6622"Cheerio, Cheers"James BurrowsSam SimonApril 11, 1985 (1985-04-11)20.6 / – / #8[rat3 22]
6723"The Bartender's Tale"James BurrowsSam SimonApril 18, 1985 (1985-04-18)20.1 / – / #6[rat3 23]
6824"The Belles of St. Clete's"James BurrowsKen EstinMay 2, 1985 (1985-05-02)19.7 / – / #4[rat3 24]
6925"Rescue Me"James BurrowsKen EstinMay 9, 1985 (1985-05-09)17.9 / – / #13[rat3 25]

Season 4 (1985–86)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[11]Directed by[11]Written by[11]Original air date[11]Rating / Rank /
Households (millions)
701"Birth, Death, Love and Rice"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanSeptember 26, 1985 (1985-09-26)26.0/#4/–[rat4 1]
712"Woody Goes Belly Up"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanOctober 3, 1985 (1985-10-03)23.4/#5/20.1[rat4 2]
723"Someday My Prince Will Come"James BurrowsTom Seeley and Norm GunzenhauserOctober 17, 1985 (1985-10-17)23.5/#4/20.2[rat4 3]
734"The Groom Wore Clearasil"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeOctober 24, 1985 (1985-10-24)20.9/#13/18.0[rat4 4]
745"Diane's Nightmare"James BurrowsDavid LloydOctober 31, 1985 (1985-10-31)24.1/#6/20.7[rat4 5]
756"I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerNovember 7, 1985 (1985-11-07)21.1/#13/18.2[rat4 6]
767"2 Good to Be 4 Real"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeNovember 14, 1985 (1985-11-14)24.7/#4/21.2[rat4 7]
778"Love Thy Neighbor"James BurrowsDavid AngellNovember 21, 1985 (1985-11-21)21.9/#11/18.8[rat4 8]
789"From Beer to Eternity"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeNovember 28, 1985 (1985-11-28)21.6/#10/18.6[rat4 9]
7910"The Barstoolie"James BurrowsAndy Cowan and David S. WilligerDecember 5, 1985 (1985-12-05)24.4/#5/21.0[rat4 10]
8011"Don Juan Is Hell"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonDecember 12, 1985 (1985-12-12)24.0/#6/20.6[rat4 11]
8112"Fools and Their Money"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanDecember 19, 1985 (1985-12-19)23.1/#4/19.8[rat4 12]
8213"Take My Shirt... Please"James BurrowsDavid LloydJanuary 9, 1986 (1986-01-09)24.3/#5/20.9[rat4 13]
8314"Suspicion"James BurrowsTom ReederJanuary 16, 1986 (1986-01-16)25.4/#5/21.8[rat4 14]
8415"The Triangle"James BurrowsSusan SeegerJanuary 23, 1986 (1986-01-23)24.0/#7/20.6[rat4 15]
8516"Cliffie's Big Score"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanJanuary 30, 1986 (1986-01-30)23.8/#5/–[rat4 16]
8617"Second Time Around"Thomas LofaroCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerFebruary 6, 1986 (1986-02-06)24.7/#5/21.2[rat4 17]
8718"The Peterson Principle"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeFebruary 13, 1986 (1986-02-13)23.9/#5/20.5[rat4 18]
8819"Dark Imaginings"James BurrowsDavid AngellFebruary 20, 1986 (1986-02-20)23.4/#6/20.1[rat4 19]
8920"Save the Last Dance for Me"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanFebruary 27, 1986 (1986-02-27)26.0/#3/22.3[rat4 20]
9021"Fear Is My Co-Pilot"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerMarch 13, 1986 (1986-03-13)23.5/#3/20.2[rat4 21]
9122"Diane Chambers Day"James BurrowsKimberly HillMarch 20, 1986 (1986-03-20)26.2/#3/22.5[rat4 22]
9223"Relief Bartender"James BurrowsMiriam TrogdonMarch 27, 1986 (1986-03-27)22.3/#6/19.2[rat4 23]
9324"Strange Bedfellows, Part 1"James BurrowsDavid AngellMay 1, 1986 (1986-05-01)23.9/#3/20.5[rat4 24]
9425"Strange Bedfellows, Part 2"James BurrowsDavid AngellMay 8, 1986 (1986-05-08)22.6/#4/19.4[rat4 25]
9526"Strange Bedfellows, Part 3"James BurrowsDavid AngellMay 15, 1986 (1986-05-15)24.4/#4/21.0[rat4 26]

Season 5 (1986–87)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[12]Directed by[12]Written by[12]Original air date[12]Rating / share / rank
961"The Proposal"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeSeptember 25, 1986 (1986-09-25)30.0 / – / –[rat5 1]
972"The Cape Cad"James BurrowsAndy Cowan and David S. WilligerOctober 2, 1986 (1986-10-02)29.7 / 45 / #3[rat5 2]
983"Money Dearest"James BurrowsJanet LeahyOctober 9, 1986 (1986-10-09)26.4 / 38 / #3[rat5 3]
994"Abnormal Psychology"James BurrowsJanet LeahyOctober 16, 1986 (1986-10-16)29.8 / 44 / #3[rat5 4]
1005"House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick"James BurrowsDavid AngellOctober 30, 198627.2 / 41 / #5[rat5 5]
1016"Tan 'n' Wash"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerNovember 6, 198628.8 / – / –[rat5 6]
1027"Young Dr. Weinstein"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonNovember 13, 198629.8 / 43 / #3[rat5 7]
1038"Knights of the Scimitar"James BurrowsJeff AbugovNovember 20, 198626.9 / 40 / #5[rat5 8]
1049"Thanksgiving Orphans"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerNovember 27, 198621.7 / 38 / #6[rat5 9]
10510"Everyone Imitates Art"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanDecember 4, 198628.4 / 42 / #3[rat5 10]
10611"The Book of Samuel"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonDecember 11, 198628.2 / – / –[rat5 11]
10712"Dance, Diane, Dance"James BurrowsJeff AbugovDecember 18, 198628.4 / -[rat5 12]
10813"Chambers vs. Malone"James BurrowsDavid AngellJanuary 8, 198728.2 / 41[rat5 13]
10914"Diamond Sam"James BurrowsTom ReederJanuary 15, 198730.3 / 43[rat5 14]
11015"Spellbound"James BurrowsKimberly HillJanuary 22, 198730.7 / 42[rat5 15]
11116"Never Love a Goalie, Part 1"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 29, 198730.3 / 43[rat5 16]
11217"Never Love a Goalie, Part 2"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 5, 198727.7 / 40[rat5 17]
11318"One Last Fling"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerFebruary 12, 198727.4 / 41[rat5 18]
11419"Dog Bites Cliff"James BurrowsJoanne PagliaroFebruary 18, 198719.6 / -[rat5 19]
11520"Dinner at Eight-ish"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonFebruary 26, 198727.9 / 40[rat5 20]
11621"Simon Says"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeMarch 5, 198729.6 / 43[rat5 21]
11722"The Godfather, Part III"James BurrowsChris Cluess and Stuart KreismanMarch 19, 198726.3 / 39[rat5 22]
11823"Norm's First Hurrah"
"Norman's First Hurrah"
Thomas LofaroAndy Cowan and David S. WilligerMarch 26, 198727.4 / 41[rat5 23]
11924"Cheers: The Motion Picture"Tim BerryPhoef SuttonApril 2, 198727.9 / 43[rat5 24]
12025"A House Is Not a Home"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonApril 30, 198726.0 / 42[rat5 25]
12126"I Do, Adieu"James BurrowsGlen and Les CharlesMay 7, 198728.4 / 45[rat5 26]

Season 6 (1987–88)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[13]Directed by[13]Written by[13]Original air date[13]Rating / share
1221"Home Is the Sailor"James BurrowsGlen Charles and Les CharlesSeptember 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)28.4 / 44[rat6 1]
1232"I on Sports"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsOctober 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)26.1 / 41[rat6 2]
1243"Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 1"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerOctober 15, 1987 (1987-10-15)25.3 / 40[rat6 3]
1254"Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 2"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerOctober 22, 1987 (1987-10-22)22.8 / 34[rat6 4]
1265"The Crane Mutiny"James BurrowsDavid AngellOctober 29, 1987 (1987-10-29)26.8 / 41[rat6 5]
1276"Paint Your Office"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeNovember 5, 1987 (1987-11-05)26.0 / 40[rat6 6]
1287"The Last Angry Mailman"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 12, 1987 (1987-11-12)26.4 / 40[rat6 7]
1298"Bidding on the Boys"Thomas LofaroDavid LloydNovember 19, 1987 (1987-11-19)26.4 / 41[rat6 8]
1309"Pudd'n Head Boyd"
"Puddin' Head Boyd"
James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerNovember 26, 1987 (1987-11-26)19.5 / 36[rat6 9]
13110"A Kiss Is Still a Kiss"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 3, 1987 (1987-12-03)23.5 / 36[rat6 10]
13211"My Fair Clavin"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonDecember 10, 1987 (1987-12-10)23.1 / 36[rat6 11]
13312"Christmas Cheers"James Burrows and Thomas LofaroCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerDecember 17, 1987 (1987-12-17)25.5 / 40[rat6 12]
13413"Woody for Hire Meets Norman of the Apes"Tim BerryPhoef SuttonJanuary 7, 1988 (1988-01-07)28.1 / 41[rat6 13]
13514"And God Created Woodman"John RatzenbergerJeffrey DuteilJanuary 14, 1988 (1988-01-14)27.9 / 41[rat6 14]
13615"Tale of Two Cuties"Michael ZinbergCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerJanuary 21, 1988 (1988-01-21)26.9 / 40[rat6 15]
13716"Yacht of Fools"Thomas LofaroPhoef SuttonFebruary 4, 1988 (1988-02-04)24.9 / 37[rat6 16]
13817"To All the Girls I've Loved Before"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 11, 1988 (1988-02-11)24.7 / 36[rat6 17]
13918"Let Sleeping Drakes Lie"James BurrowsDavid LloydFebruary 18, 1988 (1988-02-18)19.4 / 28[rat6 18]
14019"Airport V"George WendtKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 25, 1988 (1988-02-25)20.4 / 30[rat6 19]
14120"The Sam in the Gray Flannel Suit"Tim BerryCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerMarch 3, 1988 (1988-03-03)25.9 / 39[rat6 20]
14221"Our Hourly Bread"Andy AckermanSue HerringMarch 10, 1988 (1988-03-10)24.9 / 38[rat6 21]
14322"Slumber Party Massacred"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonMarch 24, 1988 (1988-03-24)25.1 / 40[rat6 22]
14423"Bar Wars"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsMarch 31, 1988 (1988-03-31)23.2 / –[rat6 23]
14524"The Big Kiss-Off"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsApril 28, 1988 (1988-04-28)23.6 / 38[rat6 24]
14625"Backseat Becky, Up Front"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerMay 5, 1988 (1988-05-05)22.8 / 38[rat6 25]

Season 7 (1988–89)[edit]

No.No. in
season
Title[14]Directed by[14]Written by[14]Original airdate[14]Rating / share
1471"How to Recede in Business"James BurrowsDavid LloydOctober 27, 1988 (1988-10-27)24.4 / 38[rat7 1]
1482"Swear to God"James BurrowsTom ReederNovember 3, 1988 (1988-11-03)21.8 / 33[rat7 2]
1493"Executive Sweet"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonNovember 10, 1988 (1988-11-10)23.5 / 35[rat7 3]
1504"One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerNovember 17, 1988 (1988-11-17)21.4 / 31[rat7 4]
1515"Those Lips, Those Ice"James BurrowsPeter Casey and David LeeNovember 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)17.3 / 31[rat7 5]
1526"Norm, Is That You?"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerDecember 8, 1988 (1988-12-08)23.7 / 37[rat7 6]
1537"How to Win Friends and Electrocute People"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonDecember 15, 1988 (1988-12-15)23.7 / 37[rat7 7]
1548"Jumping Jerks"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsDecember 22, 1988 (1988-12-22)20.6 / 34[rat7 8]
1559"Send in the Crane"James BurrowsDavid LloydJanuary 5, 1989 (1989-01-05)25.1 / 37[rat7 9]
15610"Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 12, 1989 (1989-01-12)25.4 / 38[rat7 10]
15711"Adventures in Housesitting"James BurrowsPatricia Niedzialek and Cecile AlchJanuary 19, 1989 (1989-01-19)22.7 / 34[rat7 11]
15812"Please Mr. Postman"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichFebruary 2, 1989 (1989-02-02)24.7 / 37[rat7 12]
15913"Golden Boyd"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerFebruary 6, 1989 (1989-02-06)17.3 / 25[rat7 13]
16014"I Kid You Not"James BurrowsTeleplay: Rod Burton
Story: Rick Beren
February 16, 1989 (1989-02-16)22.8 / 35[rat7 14]
16115"Don't Paint Your Chickens"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 23, 1989 (1989-02-23)23.3 / 35[rat7 15]
16216"The Cranemakers"Andy AckermanPhoef SuttonMarch 2, 1989 (1989-03-02)24.3 / 37[rat7 16]
16317"Hot Rocks"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsMarch 16, 1989 (1989-03-16)22.7 / 36[rat7 17]
16418"What's Up, Doc?"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichMarch 30, 1989 (1989-03-30)24.3 / 37[rat7 18]
16519"The Gift of the Woodi"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonApril 6, 1989 (1989-04-06)22.2 / 36[rat7 19]
16620"Call Me Irresponsible"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonApril 13, 1989 (1989-04-13)22.3 / 36[rat7 20]
16721"Sisterly Love"James BurrowsDavid LloydApril 27, 1989 (1989-04-27)20.8 / 34[rat7 21]
16822"The Visiting Lecher"James BurrowsDavid LloydMay 4, 1989 (1989-05-04)20.8 / 33[rat7 22]

Season 8 (1989–90)[edit]

No.No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateRatings / share / viewers / rank
1691"The Improbable Dream, Part 1"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerSeptember 21, 1989 (1989-09-21)24.1 / 39 / 36.4 mil. / #3[rat8 1]
1702"The Improbable Dream, Part 2"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerSeptember 28, 1989 (1989-09-28)24.3 / 39 / 36.1 mil. / #3[rat8 2]
1713"A Bar Is Born"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonOctober 12, 1989 (1989-10-12)22.4 / 37 / 33.6 mil. / #3[rat8 3]
1724"How to Marry a Mailman"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichOctober 19, 1989 (1989-10-19)24.7 / 38 / 37.2 mil. / #1[rat8 4]
1735"The Two Faces of Norm"Andy AckermanEugene B. SteinOctober 26, 1989 (1989-10-26)24.1 / 39 / 35.7 mil. / #3[rat8 5]
1746"The Stork Brings a Crane"Andy AckermanDavid LloydNovember 2, 1989 (1989-11-02)24.4 / 37 / 37.6 mil. / #3[rat8 6]
1757"Death Takes a Holiday on Ice"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 9, 1989 (1989-11-09)24.3 / 38 / 36.2 mil. / #2[rat8 7]
1768"For Real Men Only"James BurrowsDavid Pollock and Elias DavisNovember 16, 1989 (1989-11-16)24.0 / 37 / 36.1 mil. / #4[rat8 8]
1779"Two Girls for Every Boyd"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonNovember 23, 1989 (1989-11-23)16.5 / 31 / 28.4 mil. / #13[rat8 9]
17810"The Art of the Steal"James BurrowsSue HerringNovember 30, 1989 (1989-11-30)25.4 / 40 / 37.1 mil. / #2[rat8 10]
17911"Feeble Attraction"Andy AckermanDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonDecember 7, 1989 (1989-12-07)24.2 / 38 / 36.2 mil. / #2[rat8 11]
18012"Sam Ahoy"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 14, 1989 (1989-12-14)22.5 / 36 / 33.3 mil. / #2[rat8 12]
18113"Sammy and the Professor"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichJanuary 4, 1990 (1990-01-04)24.2 / 36 / 35.8 mil. / #1[rat8 13]
18214"What Is... Cliff Clavin?"Andy AckermanDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonJanuary 18, 1990 (1990-01-18)24.7 / 37 / 37.7 mil. / #1[rat8 14]
18315"Finally! Part 1"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 25, 1990 (1990-01-25)25.0 / 37 / 37.9 mil. / #3[rat8 15]
18416"Finally! Part 2"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 1, 1990 (1990-02-01)22.7 / 34 / 33.4 mil. / #2[rat8 16]
18517"Woody or Won't He"Andy AckermanBrian Pollack and Mert RichFebruary 8, 1990 (1990-02-08)22.8 / 35 / 34.5 mil. / #2[rat8 17]
18618"Severe Crane Damage"Andy AckermanDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonFebruary 15, 1990 (1990-02-15)23.3 / 35 / 35.2 mil. / #2[rat8 18]
18719"Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby"Andy AckermanPhoef SuttonFebruary 22, 1990 (1990-02-22)23.6 / 36 / 35.8 mil. / #1[rat8 19]
18820"50–50 Carla"James BurrowsDavid LloydMarch 8, 1990 (1990-03-08)23.4 / 36 / 34.4 mil. / #2[rat8 20]
18921"Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsMarch 15, 1990 (1990-03-15)22.1 / 35 / 32.6 mil. / #1[rat8 21]
19022"Loverboyd"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichMarch 29, 1990 (1990-03-29)23.8 / 38 / 35.5 / #2[rat8 22]
19123"The Ghost and Mrs. Lebec"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongApril 12, 1990 (1990-04-12)19.7 / 33 / 30.1 mil. / #2[rat8 23]
19224"Mr. Otis Regrets"Andy AckermanKen Levine and David IsaacsApril 19, 1990 (1990-04-19)21.9 / 35 / 32.9 mil. / #1[rat8 24]
19325"Cry Hard"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonApril 26, 1990 (1990-04-26)21.2 / 34 / 31.8 mil. / #2[rat8 25]
19426"Cry Harder"James BurrowsTeleplay: Cheri Eichen, Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton
Story: Bill Steinkellner
May 3, 1990 (1990-05-03)21.1 / 33 / 30.8 mil. / #3[rat8 26]

Season 9 (1990–91)[edit]

No.No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
millions

[15] [16]

1951"Love Is a Really, Really, Perfectly Okay Thing"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonSeptember 20, 1990 (1990-09-20)32.9
1962"Cheers Fouls Out"James BurrowsLarry BalmagiaSeptember 27, 1990 (1990-09-27)28.4
1973"Rebecca Redux"James BurrowsTeleplay: Phoef Sutton, Bill Steinkellner and Cheri Eichen
Story: Bill Steinkellner
October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04)30.4
1984"Where Nobody Knows Your Name"Andy AckermanDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonOctober 11, 1990 (1990-10-11)32.9
1995"Ma Always Liked You Best"Andy AckermanDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonOctober 18, 1990 (1990-10-18)31.7
2006"Grease"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichOctober 25, 1990 (1990-10-25)29.9
2017"Breaking In Is Hard to Do"Andy AckermanKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 1, 1990 (1990-11-01)33.2
202/2038/9"Cheers 200th Anniversary Special"
(double-length episode)
James Burrows and Andy AckermanCheri Eichen, Bill Steinkellner and Phoef SuttonNovember 8, 1990 (1990-11-08)45.9
20410"Bad Neighbor Sam"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerNovember 15, 1990 (1990-11-15)34.1
20511"Veggie-Boyd"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongNovember 22, 1990 (1990-11-22)29.1
20612"Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsDecember 6, 1990 (1990-12-06)32.7
20713"Woody Interruptus"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongDecember 13, 1990 (1990-12-13)33.8
20814"Honor Thy Mother"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichJanuary 3, 1991 (1991-01-03)38.6
20915"Achilles Hill"Andy AckermanKen Levine and David IsaacsJanuary 10, 1991 (1991-01-10)36.3
21016"The Days of Wine and Neuroses"James BurrowsBrian Pollack and Mert RichJanuary 24, 1991 (1991-01-24)32.3
21117"Wedding Bell Blues"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonJanuary 31, 1991 (1991-01-31)32.7
21218"I'm Getting My Act Together and Sticking It in Your Face"Andy AckermanDan Staley and Rob LongFebruary 7, 1991 (1991-02-07)31.5
21319"Sam Time Next Year"James BurrowsLarry BalmagiaFebruary 14, 1991 (1991-02-14)31.9
21420"Crash of the Titans"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongFebruary 21, 1991 (1991-02-21)33.3
21521"It's a Wonderful Wife"James BurrowsSue HerringFebruary 28, 1991 (1991-02-28)35.9
21622"Cheers Has Chili"Andy AckermanCheri Eichen, Bill Steinkellner and Phoef SuttonMarch 14, 1991 (1991-03-14)30.3
21723"Carla Loves Clavin"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongMarch 21, 1991 (1991-03-21)28.8
21824"Pitch It Again, Sam"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonMarch 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)30.8
21925"Rat Girl"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsApril 4, 1991 (1991-04-04)33.4
22026"Home Malone"Andy AckermanDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonApril 25, 1991 (1991-04-25)27.7
22127"Uncle Sam Wants You"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongMay 2, 1991 (1991-05-02)31.3

Season 10 (1991–92)[edit]

No.No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S viewers
millions

[17] [18]

2221"Baby Balk"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonSeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)31.4
2232"Get Your Kicks on Route 666"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonSeptember 26, 1991 (1991-09-26)30.3
2243"Madame LaCarla"Tom MoorePhoef SuttonOctober 3, 1991 (1991-10-03)29.6
2254"The Norm Who Came to Dinner"Tom MooreDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonOctober 10, 1991 (1991-10-10)27.8
2265"Ma's Little Maggie"James BurrowsTracy Newman and Jonathan StarkOctober 17, 1991 (1991-10-17)24.5
2276"Unplanned Parenthood"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongOctober 24, 1991 (1991-10-24)25.3
2287"Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsOctober 31, 1991 (1991-10-31)28.2
2298"Where Have All the Floorboards Gone?"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsNovember 7, 1991 (1991-11-07)29.3
2309"Head Over Hill"John RatzenbergerDan Staley and Rob LongNovember 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)27.8
23110"A Fine French Whine"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongNovember 21, 1991 (1991-11-21)29.2
23211"I'm Okay, You're Defective"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongDecember 5, 1991 (1991-12-05)27.3
23312"Go Make"James BurrowsPhoef SuttonDecember 12, 1991 (1991-12-12)27.5
23413"Don't Shoot...I'm Only the Psychiatrist"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeJanuary 2, 1992 (1992-01-02)30.0
23514"No Rest for the Woody"James BurrowsTracy Newman and Jonathan StarkJanuary 9, 1992 (1992-01-09)24.6
23615"My Son, the Father"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongJanuary 16, 1992 (1992-01-16)26.7
23716"One Hugs, the Other Doesn't"James BurrowsCheri Eichen and Bill SteinkellnerJanuary 30, 1992 (1992-01-30)26.4
23817"A Diminished Rebecca with a Suspended Cliff"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon and Tom AndersonFebruary 6, 1992 (1992-02-06)29.7
23918"License to Hill"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 13, 1992 (1992-02-13)22.6
24019"Rich Man, Wood Man"James BurrowsDaniel PalladinoFebruary 20, 1992 (1992-02-20)21.9
24120"Smotherly Love"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeFebruary 27, 1992 (1992-02-27)26.7
24221"Take Me Out of the Ball Game"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeMarch 26, 1992 (1992-03-26)23.9
24322"Rebecca's Lover...Not"James BurrowsTracy Newman and Jonathan StarkApril 23, 1992 (1992-04-23)22.1
24423"Bar Wars VI: This Time It's for Real"Rick BerenKen Levine and David IsaacsApril 30, 1992 (1992-04-30)30.5
24524"Heeeeere's...Cliffy!"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsMay 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)25.4
246/24725/26"An Old-Fashioned Wedding"
(double-length episode)
James BurrowsDavid LloydMay 14, 1992 (1992-05-14)32.9

Season 11 (1992–93)[edit]

No.No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
millions
2481"The Little Match Girl"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongSeptember 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)28.7
2492"The Beer Is Always Greener"James BurrowsTom LeopoldOctober 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)24.8
2503"The King of Beers"John RatzenbergerDan O'ShannonOctober 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)23.1
2514"The Magnificent Six"James BurrowsSue HerringOctober 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)20.6
2525"Do Not Forsake Me O' My Postman"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsOctober 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)24.0
2536"Teaching with the Enemy"James BurrowsTom AndersonNovember 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)28.5
2547"The Girl in the Plastic Bubble"James BurrowsDan O'ShannonNovember 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)29.6
2558"Ill-Gotten Gaines"James BurrowsFred GraverNovember 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)24.0
2569"Feelings...Whoa, Whoa, Whoa"Rick BerenKathy Ann StumpeDecember 3, 1992 (1992-12-03)22.9
25710"Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl"James BurrowsRebecca Parr CioffiDecember 10, 1992 (1992-12-10)21.4
25811"Love Me, Love My Car"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 17, 1992 (1992-12-17)23.4
25912"Sunday Dinner"James BurrowsFred GraverJanuary 7, 1993 (1993-01-07)22.7
26013"Norm's Big Audit"John RatzenbergerTom LeopoldJanuary 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)25.9
26114"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Bar"James BurrowsRebecca Parr CioffiJanuary 21, 1993 (1993-01-21)25.4
26215"Loathe and Marriage"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 4, 1993 (1993-02-04)27.1
26316"Is There a Doctor in the Howe?"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeFebruary 11, 1993 (1993-02-11)28.4
26417"The Bar Manager, the Shrink, His Wife and Her Lover"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeFebruary 18, 1993 (1993-02-18)24.7
26518"The Last Picture Show"James BurrowsFred GraverFebruary 25, 1993 (1993-02-25)28.0
26619"Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsMarch 18, 1993 (1993-03-18)27.5
26720"Look Before You Sleep"James BurrowsRebecca Parr CioffiApril 1, 1993 (1993-04-01)26.3
26821"Woody Gets an Election"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon, Tom Anderson, Dan Staley and Rob LongApril 22, 1993 (1993-04-22)27.6
26922"It's Lonely on the Top"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanApril 29, 1993 (1993-04-29)29.8
270/27123/24"Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses"
(double-length episode)
James BurrowsDavid LloydMay 6, 1993 (1993-05-06)30.8
27225"The Guy Can't Help It"James BurrowsDavid Angell, Peter Casey and David LeeMay 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)29.5
273/274/27526/27/28"One for the Road"
(triple length series finale)
James BurrowsGlen Charles and Les CharlesMay 20, 1993 (1993-05-20)80.4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt, Dennis. "Cheer Up! `Cheers' Lives via Mail Order". Los Angeles Times 14 May 1993: F18. Web. 1 June 2012. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Television (Thursday)". Anchorage Daily News. October 14, 1982. Retrieved August 29, 2012, at Google News Archive.  The pilot episode "Give Me a Ring Sometime" aired on October 14, 1982, in Anchorage, Alaska.
  3. ^ Levine, Ken (February 6, 2010). "My Super Bowl tradition: The lost CHEERS". Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 281–295 "Season One: 1982-83."
  5. ^ "Cast of Cheers with special material about the Super Bowl". Los Angeles Times. February 2, 1983. Part VI (Calendar), page 7.  Microfilm.
  6. ^ Levine, Ken (February 6, 2010). "My Super Bowl Tradition: The Lost Cheers". ...by Ken Levine at Blogspot. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Uncle Sam Malone". United States Department of Treasury. circa 1982–1984. Retrieved July 21, 2012 at National Archives and Records Administration.  National Archives Identifier: 5076619; Local Identifier: 53-BONDS-14; Agency-Assigned Identifier: P0074.
  8. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 297–310 "Season Two: 1983–84".
  9. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 311-326
  10. ^ Cheers: The Complete Third Season (DVD). 2004. 
  11. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 327–341 "Season Four: 1985–1986".
  12. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 343–357 "Season Five: 1986-1987".
  13. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 359–374
  14. ^ a b c d Bjorklund, pp. 375–389
  15. ^ http://tvaholics.blogspot.com.br/search?q=1990
  16. ^ http://tvaholics.blogspot.com.br/search?q=1991
  17. ^ http://tvaholics.blogspot.com.br/search?q=1991
  18. ^ http://anythingkiss.com/pi_feedback_challenge/Ratings/19920106-0531_TVRatings.pdf

References[edit]

Ratings notes[edit]

Season 1

According to Los Angeles Times, ratings from 1982 to 1983 were based on 83.3 million households with at least one television set. "Television Ratings" column list is located at Part VI, "Calendar" section. Below sources originated from Los Angeles Times, republished in microfilm copies, which may be located in your local library.

  1. ^ "Wednesday, October 6, 1982". p. 11.  There are 63 programs in the list.
  2. ^ "Thursday, October 14, 1982". p. 11.  63 or 64 programs.
  3. ^ Schwartz, Tony (October 14, 1982). "Mixed Ratings for NBC". New York Times. p. C-29. Retrieved July 20, 2012, at ProQuest.  This episode scored a 24 New York City share.
  4. ^ "Wednesday, October 20, 1982". p. 8.  66 programs.
  5. ^ "Thursday, October 28, 1982". p. 12.  68 programs.
  6. ^ "Thursday, November 4, 1982". p. 12.  75 programs.
  7. ^ "Wednesday, November 10, 1982". p. 11.  85 programs.
  8. ^ "Thursday, November 18, 1982". p. 14.  65 programs.
  9. ^ "Wednesday, November 24, 1982". p. 10.  65 programs.
  10. ^ "Wednesday, December 1, 1982". p. 8.  69 programs.
  11. ^ "Thursday, December 9, 1982". p. 10.  68 programs.
  12. ^ "Thursday, December 16, 1982". p. 12.  73 programs.
  13. ^ "Friday, December 24, 1982". p. 10.  Either 12.0 or 12.1, as microfilm copy can barely read this week's Nielsen ratings. 73 programs.
  14. ^ "Thursday, January 13, 1983". p. 9.  69 programs.
  15. ^ "Friday, January 21, 1983". p. 16.  69 programs.
  16. ^ "Thursday, January 27, 1983". p. 8.  69 programs.
  17. ^ "Thursday, February 3, 1983". p. 10.  67 programs.
  18. ^ "Wednesday, February 16, 1983". p. 38.  61 programs.
  19. ^ "Wednesday, February 23, 1983". p. 7.  71 programs.
  20. ^ "Wednesday, March 2, 1983". p. 10.  67 programs.
  21. ^ "Wednesday, March 9, 1983". p. 9.  66 programs.
  22. ^ "Wednesday, March 30, 1983". p. 8.  67 programs.
  23. ^ "Wednesday, April 6, 1983". p. 7.  69 programs.
Season 2

Except where noted, they were originally published in print editions of The Miami Herald newspaper.

  1. ^ "AfterMASH Wins Viewers". October 5, 1983. p. 6B.  Record no: 8303200181. 65 programs.
  2. ^ "World Series Is a Hit with Nielsen Viewers". October 19, 1983. p. 18A.  Record no: 8303240057. 66 programs.
  3. ^ "CBS' Simon Is No. 1". October 26, 1983. p. 16A.  Record no: 8303250883. 70 programs.
  4. ^ "6 CBS Programs in Nielsen Top 10". November 2, 1983. p. 14A.  Record no: 8303280050. 72 programs.
  5. ^ "ABC Wins Nielsen Race". November 9, 1983. p. 5B.  Record no: 8303290980. 68 programs.
  6. ^ "CBS Sweeps Nielsens". November 16, 1983. p. 4B.  Record no: 8304010721. 67 programs.
  7. ^ "ABC Nukes Networks in Week's Nielsens". November 23, 1983. p. 5B.  Record no: 8304040716. 64 programs.
  8. ^ "The No. 1 A-Team Couldn't Defeat CBS". November 30, 1983. p. 4D.  Record no: 8304050380. 63 programs.
  9. ^ "Gambler Film Makes CBS an Easy Winner". December 7, 1983. p. 6D.  Record no: 8304070545. 65 programs.
  10. ^ "Seven Top 10 Shows Give CBS Nielsen Win". December 15, 1983. p. 2B.  Record no: 8304090704. 69 programs.
  11. ^ "CBS' 60 Minutes Wins Ratings Race". December 22, 1983. p. 6B.  Record no: 8304110387. 65 programs.
  12. ^ "Monday Night Football Suffers Its Worst TV Season". December 29, 1983. p. 10C.  Record no: 8304120897. 66 programs.
  13. ^ Buck, Jerry (January 12, 1984). "NBC Is No. 2 but Trying Harder". Lexington Herald-Leader. The Associated Press. p. D12.  Record no: 8401030085. "Battle of the Exes" is tied with a sitcom Goodnight, Beantown. 19.6 rating may equal to 16.4 million households.
  14. ^ "Amelia wins over viewers". January 18, 1984. p. 6B.  Record no: 8401050111. 71 programs.
  15. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. January 25, 1984. p. 8, Part VI (Calendar).  68 programs.
  16. ^ "No. 3 Dynasty helps ABC wins ratings race". February 8, 1984. p. 5C.  Record no: 8401100023. 65 programs.
  17. ^ "NBC takes Nielsen lead for first time in season". February 16, 1984. p. 6B.  Record no: 8401120302. 59 programs.
  18. ^ "ABC leads ratings with Olympics shows". February 22, 1984. p. 12D.  Record no: 8401130864. 49 programs.
  19. ^ "CBS is Master of ratings game". February 29, 1984. p. 4B.  Record no: 8401150603. 56 programs.
  20. ^ "The Nielsens". May 11, 1984. p. 5B.  Record no: 8402040812. 65 programs.
  21. ^ "The Nielsens". May 17, 1984. p. 9B.  Record no: 8402060339. 61 programs.
Season 3

According to Los Angeles Times, Nielsen ratings of 1984–85 were based on 84.9 million households.

  1. ^ "'Oldies' Give CBS a 'Premiere' Lead". The Miami Herald. October 5, 1984. p. 13F.  64 programs.
  2. ^ "The Nielsens". The Miami Herald. October 12, 1984. p. 13F.  60 programs.
  3. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. October 27, 1984. p. 4D.  65 programs are listed. According to Lexington Herald-Leader article, "Dynasty Tops TV Ratings, but ABC Still in Last Place" (October 25, 1984), the household amount was 15.7 million.
  4. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. November 2, 1984. p. 6B.  70 programs.
  5. ^ "Dallas Clan Knocks Dynasty Out of No. 1". Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky). The Associated Press. November 8, 1984. p. D7.  "Sam Turns the Other Cheek" ties with NBC crime drama Hill Street Blues. Household amount was estimated to be 15.1 million.
  6. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. November 16, 1984. p. 10C.  75 programs, including separate 23-minute blocks of 1984 U.S. Election Day coverage. Counting separate network coverages as one, including coverages of Democratic Campaign, amount of total programs would be converted into 59.
  7. ^ "The Nielsens". The Miami Herald. November 23, 1984. p. 17E.  68 programs.
  8. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. November 28, 1984. p. 14, Part VI (Calendar).  Over 60 programs. Another sitcom Who's the Boss? scored the same rating, although it is listed as No. 39.
  9. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. December 6, 1984. p. 9D.  69 programs.
  10. ^ "Amusements". The Miami Herald. December 13, 1984. p. 4B.  54 programs.
  11. ^ "The Nielsens". The Miami Herald. December 21, 1984. p. 24D.  70 programs.
  12. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. December 28, 1984. p. 28, Part VI (Calendar).  65 programs.
  13. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. January 9, 1985. p. 9, Part VI (Calendar).  63 programs.
  14. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. January 16, 1985. p. 10, Part VI (Calendar).  66 programs.
  15. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. January 31, 1985. p. 5B.  Only 55 shows are listed; there may be more in other articles.
  16. ^ "Cosby Show beats soaps". Daily Breeze (Torrance, California). February 6, 1985. p. C7.  Out of 64 programs, only top 20 shows and bottom five are shown. Record no. 0000037631.
  17. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. February 14, 1985. p. 6B.  Only 45 shows are listed; there may be more in other articles.
  18. ^ "60 Minutes No. 1". The San Francisco Chronicle. February 21, 1985. p. 59.  Top ten programs are only listed. In the San Francisco area, the episode landed on No. 8 with an 18.5 rating.
  19. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. February 27, 1985. p. 9, Part VI.  67 programs listed in nationwide list. In the Los Angeles area, it landed on No. 8 out of top 10 with a 19 rating.
  20. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. March 6, 1985. p. 9, Pt. VI.  65 programs nationwide. In the Los Angeles area, it landed on No. 6 out of 10 with an 18 rating.
  21. ^ "60 Minute Leads". The San Francisco Chronicle. March 13, 1985. p. 53.  Top ten programs are only listed. In San Francisco area, it landed on No. 3 with a 21.9 rating.
  22. ^ "TV Ratings - Cosby Show No. 1". The San Francisco Chronicle. April 17, 1985. p. 59.  Top ten programs are only listed. In the San Francisco area, it landed on No. 3 with 25.3 rating.
  23. ^ "Television Ratings". Los Angeles Times. April 24, 1985. p. 9, Part VI.  66 programs. In the Los Angeles area, "The Bartender's Tale" landed on No. 3 with 18 rating.
  24. ^ "Cosby Show No. 1". The San Francisco Chronicle. May 8, 1995. p. 59.  Top ten programs are only listed. In the San Francisco area, "The Belles of St. Clete's" landed on No. 6 with an 18.0 rating.
  25. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (May 16, 1985). "First Blood Helps NBC Win Nielsen's Ratings War". The Orlando Sentinel. The Associated Press. p. E7.  Top 20 programs are only listed. 17.9 rating may equate to 15.2 million households.
Season 4

According to the Daily Breeze, a newspaper from Torrance, California, the 1985–86 ratings are based on 85.9 million households with at least one television.

  1. ^ Arar, Yardena (October 2, 1985). "NBC leaps toward ratings rooftop". Los Angeles Daily News (Valley ed.). p. 17.  Record no. 8501010144.
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (October 10, 1985). "NBC'S undefeated so far in ratings season". The Orlando Sentinel (3 Star ed.). Associated Press. p. E2.  Record no. 0330360228. "Woody Goes Belly Up" tied with primetime soap opera Dynasty on the week of October 7–13, 1985.
  3. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (October 23, 1985). "Series, sports, sexy movies puts NBC on top". Daily Breeze (Torrance, California). Associated Press. p. G5.  Record no. 0000068236.
  4. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (October 31, 1985). "World Series Pitches ABC to Top of TV Ratings". The Orlando Sentinel (3 Star ed.). Associated Press. p. E2.  Record no. 0340170018.
  5. ^ "Cosby Still No. 1". Daily Breeze. November 6, 1985. p. F7.  Record no. 0000070094. The San Francisco Chronicle erroneously typed '24.5' rating instead of 24.1.
  6. ^ "North and South wins". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. November 14, 1985. p. C4.  Record no. 0000071039.
  7. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (November 20, 1985). "Kane & Abel miniseries opens strong for CBS in Nielsen poll". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. F7.  Record no. 0000071955.
  8. ^ "Comics/TV". The Miami Herald. November 28, 1985. p. 11F.  Record no. 8504050518.
  9. ^ "Perry Mason wins ratings case for NBC". Daily Breeze. December 4, 1985. p. F5.  Record no. 0000073756.
  10. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (December 11, 1985). "Cosby,Monday Night Football score". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. D9.  Record no. 0000074696.
  11. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (December 18, 1985). "NBC wins week - Mary comes in 31st". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. D8.  Record no. 0000075609.
  12. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (December 28, 1985). "Cosby rerun still good enough for first". The Orlando Sentinel (Sentinel Communications Co). Associated Press. p. E2.  Record no. 0340900075.
  13. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (January 16, 1986). "Sunday Night Movie pushes CBS to No. 1". Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 14E.  Record no. 8601030977. "Take My Shirt... Please?" tied with a news program 60 Minutes on the week of January 6–12, 1986.
  14. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (January 23, 1986). "Mafia Princess an NBC Hit; Cosby sets another record". The Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. p. E3.  Record no. 0190270204.
  15. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (January 30, 1986). "Nielsen tally shows NBC ahead of the pack". The Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. p. E3.  Record no. 0190370163. The week of January 20–26, 1986, included the Super Bowl XX.
  16. ^ "Cosby Show leads". The San Francisco Chronicle. February 5, 1986. p. 13, "News" section.  Record no. 215788. "Cliffie's Big Score" tied with hourlong drama, Highway to Heaven. In the San Francisco area, the episode scored a 23.2 rating.
  17. ^ "Cosby still leads ratings". Daily Breeze. February 12, 1986. p. D6.  Record no. 0000082617.
  18. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (February 20, 1986). "Theatrical movies surprise in ratings". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. C4.  Record no. 0000083673.
  19. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (February 27, 1986). "CBS wins its second battle of miniseries". Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 6E.  Record no. 8601130372.
  20. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (March 5, 1986). "NBC edges CBS in ratings". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. D6.  Record no. 0000085244.
  21. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (March 19, 1986). "Even repeat comedies score well". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. D7.  Record no. 0000086942.
  22. ^ "CBS and NBC share top honors in the weekly ratings race". The Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. March 27, 1986. p. E2.  Record no. 0210130008.
  23. ^ Barr, Robert (April 3, 1986). "Oscar show ratings low, still help ABC". Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 8E.  Record no. 8601200516.
  24. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (May 8, 1986). "All networks winners in May sweeps battle". Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 7E.  Record no. 8601270789.
  25. ^ "Nielsen Top 20". Daily Breeze. May 14, 1986. p. D4.  Record no. 0000094316.
  26. ^ Rothenberg, Fred (May 21, 1986). "Duffy in shower leads soaps assault". Daily Breeze. Associated Press. p. D8.  Record no. 0000095213.
Season 5

According to the 15 May 1987 article from The Argus-Press, the 1986-87 ratings were based on 87.4 million households with at least one television set. Unless otherwise, the sources were of the newspaper Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  1. ^ Barr, Robert (October 2, 1986). "CBS wins a skirmish, NBC wins the battle". Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 6E.  30.0 rating equates to 26.2 million households.
  2. ^ "Top 10 (Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 1986)". October 8, 1986. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "Top 10 (Oct. 6-12, 1986)". October 15, 1986. p. 29. 
  4. ^ "Top 10 (Oct. 13-19, 1986)". October 22, 1986. p. 27. 
  5. ^ "Top 10 (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 1986)". November 5, 1986. p. 29.  The source omitted dates of the Nielsen week. article of the same date, "Baseball time", from The San Francisco Chronicle verifies that the week was of October 27-November 2, 1986.
  6. ^ Barr, Robert (November 13, 1986). "Perry Mason Special Rated in Week's Top 10". Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 7E.  28.8 rating equates to 25.2 million households.
  7. ^ "Top 10 (Nov. 10-16, 1986)". November 19, 1986. p. 26. 
  8. ^ "Top 10 (Nov. 17-23, 1986)". November 26, 1986. p. 22. 
  9. ^ "Top 10 (Nov. 24-30, 1986)". December 3, 1986. p. 31. 
  10. ^ "Top 10 (Dec. 1-7, 1986)". December 10, 1986. p. 31. 
  11. ^ Barr, Robert (December 18, 1986). "CBS throws in towel on Thursday nights". Sun-Sentinel. p. 12E.  28.2 rating equates to 24.6 million households.
  12. ^ "Pre-empting can't squelch NBC ratings". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. December 24, 1986. p. 6D. 
  13. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 5-11, 1987". January 14, 1987. p. 25. 
  14. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 12-18, 1987". January 21, 1987. p. 29. 
  15. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 19-25, 1987". January 28, 1987. p. 31. 
  16. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 1987". February 4, 1987. p. 24. 
  17. ^ "Top 10 (Feb. 2-8, 1987)". February 11, 1987. p. 28. 
  18. ^ "Top 10 (Feb. 9-15, 1987)". February 18, 1987. p. 15. 
  19. ^ Baker, Kathryn (February 26, 1987). "ABC happy with ratings despite Amerika slump". Sun-Sentinel. p. 6E.  19.6 rating equates to 17.1 million households.
  20. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 23-March 1, 1987". March 4, 1987. p. 23. 
  21. ^ "Top 10: March 2-8, 1987". March 11, 1987. p. 34. 
  22. ^ "Top 10: March 16-22, 1987". March 25, 1987. p. 23. 
  23. ^ "Top 10: March 23-29, 1987". April 1, 1987. p. 15. 
  24. ^ "Top 10: March 30-April 5". April 8, 1987. p. 25. 
  25. ^ "Top 10: April 27-May 3, 1987". May 6, 1987. p. 26. 
  26. ^ "Top Ten". The Argus-Press (Owosso, MI). May 15, 1987. Entertainment Spotlight, p. 7. Retrieved April 4, 2012, at Google News Archives.  28.4 rating approximately equates to 24.8 million households.
Season 6

Unless otherwise, the main source of Nielsen ratings is the newspaper Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to that main source, ratings of 1987-88 were based on 88.6 million households that have at least one television.

  1. ^ "Top 10: Sep. 21-27, 1987". September 30, 1987. p. 23. 
  2. ^ "Top 10: Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 1987". October 7, 1987. p. 29. 
  3. ^ "Top 10: Oct. 12-18, 1987". October 21, 1987. p. 29. 
  4. ^ "Top 10: Oct. 19-25, 1987". October 29, 1987. p. 23. 
  5. ^ "Top 10 (Oct. 26-Nov. 1)". November 4, 1987. p. 21.  The article erroneously said that the ratings were based on "87.4 million" households.
  6. ^ "Top 10: Nov. 2-8, 1987". November 11, 1987. p. 21. 
  7. ^ "Top 10: Nov. 9-15, 1987". November 19, 1987. p. 22. 
  8. ^ "Top 10: Nov. 16-22, 1987". November 26, 1987. p. E-30. 
  9. ^ "Top 10: Nov. 23-29, 1987". December 2, 1987. p. 27. 
  10. ^ "Top 10: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 1987". December 9, 1987. p. 29. 
  11. ^ "Top 10: Dec. 7-13, 1987". December 17, 1987. p. 25. 
  12. ^ "Top 10: Dec. 14-20, 1987". December 24, 1987. p. 15. 
  13. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 4-10, 1988". January 13, 1988. p. 22. 
  14. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 11-20, 1988". January 20, 1988. p. 25.  The week should have been Jan. 11-17, 1988; '20' in the title may be a typo.
  15. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 18-24, 1988". January 27, 1988. p. 21. 
  16. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 1-7, 1988". February 10, 1988. p. 19. 
  17. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 8-14, 1988". February 17, 1988. p. 29. 
  18. ^ Feder, Robert (February 24, 1988). "Olympics place ABC in the winner's circle". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 41.  Record no. CHI280782. For week of February 15, 1988.
  19. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 22-28, 1988". March 2, 1988. p. 19. 
  20. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 29-Mar. 6, 1988". March 9, 1988. p. 29. 
  21. ^ "Top 10: March 7-13, 1988". March 16, 1988. p. 25. 
  22. ^ "Top 10: March 21-27, 1988". March 30, 1988. p. 25. 
  23. ^ "NBC rules ratings for 5 weeks straight". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. April 6, 1988. p. 8-C.  Record no. 8803020050. 23.2 rating approximately equates to 20.6 million homes.
  24. ^ "Top 10: April 25-May 1, 1988". May 4, 1988. p. 26. 
  25. ^ "Top 10: May 2-8, 1988". May 11, 1988. p. 19. 
Season 7

Unless otherwise, the main source of Nielsen ratings is the newspaper Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to that main source, ratings of 1988-89 were based on 90.4 million households that have at least one television.

  1. ^ "Top 10: Oct. 24–30, 1988". November 2, 1988. p. 21. 
  2. ^ "Top 10: Oct. 31–Nov. 6, 1988". November 9, 1988. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "Top 10: Nov. 7–13, 1988". November 16, 1988. p. 33. 
  4. ^ "The Ratings (Nov. 14–20, 1988)". The Dallas Morning News. November 24, 1988. p. 21C. 
  5. ^ "The Ratings (Nov. 21–27, 1988)". The Dallas Morning News. December 2, 1988. p. 12C. 
  6. ^ "Top 10: Dec. 5–11, 1988". December 14, 1988. p. 27. 
  7. ^ "Top 10: Dec. 12–18, 1988". December 21, 1988. p. 25. 
  8. ^ "Top 10: Dec. 19–25, 1988". December 29, 1988. p. 15. 
  9. ^ "Top 10: Jan 2–8, 1989". January 11, 1989. p. 27. 
  10. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 9–15, 1989". January 18, 1989. p. 24. 
  11. ^ "Top 10: Jan 16–22, 1989". January 25, 1989. p. 19. 
  12. ^ "Top 10: Jan. 30–Feb. 5, 1989". February 8, 1989. p. 27. 
  13. ^ "Using this chart (Feb. 6–12, 1989)". USA Today. February 15, 1989. p. 3D. 
  14. ^ "Using this chart (Feb. 13–19, 1989)". USA Today. February 22, 1989. p. 3D.  Record no. 170085.
  15. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 20–26, 1989". March 2, 1989. p. 15. 
  16. ^ "Top 10: Feb. 27–Mar. 5, 1989". March 8, 1989. p. 21. 
  17. ^ "Using this chart (March 13–19, 1989)". USA Today. March 22, 1989. p. 3D. 
  18. ^ "Top 10: Mar. 27–Apr. 2, 1989". April 5, 1989. p. 21. 
  19. ^ "Top 10: April 3–9, 1989". April 12, 1989. p. 28. 
  20. ^ "Top 10: April 10–16, 1989". April 19, 1989. p. 21. 
  21. ^ "Top 10: April 24–30, 1989". May 3, 1989. p. 19. 
  22. ^ "Top 10: May 1–7, 1989". May 10, 1989. p. 19. 
Season 8

According to many newspapers, including the main source USA Today, the 1989–90 Nielsen ratings are based on 92.1 million households that have at least one television.

  1. ^ September 27, 1989. Record no. 214331.
  2. ^ October 4, 1989. Record no. 215742.
  3. ^ October 18, 1989. Record no. 218595
  4. ^ October 25, 1989. Record no. 220074.
  5. ^ November 1, 1989. Record no. 221508.
  6. ^ November 8, 1989. Record no. 222932.
  7. ^ November 15, 1989. Record no. 224364.
  8. ^ November 22, 1989. Record no. 225766.
  9. ^ November 29, 1989. Record no. 226865.
  10. ^ December 6, 1989. Record no. 228257.
  11. ^ December 13, 1989. Record no. 229628.
  12. ^ December 20, 1989. Record no. 230948.
  13. ^ January 10, 1990. Record no. 234602.
  14. ^ January 24, 1990. Record no. 237376.
  15. ^ January 31, 1990. Record no. 239189.
  16. ^ February 7, 1990. Record no. 240525.
  17. ^ February 14, 1990. Record no. 241948.
  18. ^ February 21, 1990. Record no. 243308.
  19. ^ February 28, 1990. Record no. 244938.
  20. ^ March 14, 1990. Record no. 247753.
  21. ^ March 21, 1990. Record no. 249195.
  22. ^ April 4, 1990. Record no. 252035.
  23. ^ April 18, 1990. Record no. 254889.
  24. ^ April 25, 1990. Record no. 256312.
  25. ^ May 2, 1990. Record no. 257677.
  26. ^ May 9, 1990. Record no. 259054.

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