“Forgotten Hollywood”- I Love Lucy Most Viewed Show!

Posted on December 25, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Almost six decades after it first aired, Associated Press reports an I Love Lucy Christmas Special was last week’s most-watched holiday program, according to ratings released on Tuesday. There was a gimmick: The episode of the 1950s sitcom was colorized.

   It was thought to be lost and wasn’t part of the syndicate package until it was discovered in 1989. CBS ran it twice after Lucille Ball’s passing in 1989; once in its original black-and-white version, and once in color.



   The I Love Lucy special on CBS drew 8.7 million viewers to rank as Friday evening’s favorite program and #16 for last week overall, according to Nielsen figures. The Holiday runner-up — A Charlie Brown Christmas — settled for 6.4 million the previous night on ABC.

   I Love Lucy aired from October 15th, 1951 to May 6th, 1957. The weekly show was voted the best television program of all time in a 2012 viewer poll that was conducted by ABC News and People Magazine.

   Everyone still loves Lucy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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