Back in the 1978-1979 television season, ABC ruled the North American airwaves. The top four shows that year were Laverne and Shirley, Three's Company, Mork and Mindy, and Happy Days. (In that order.) I guess times were different then; the cellular structure of prime time TV programs certainly was. What are the top four shows this 2008-2009 broadcast year? Are they really any better? Or were series from thirty years ago any worse? Crap by any other year is still crap.
What is a little remarkable about the above order of popularity is the fact that Happy Days had premiered in early 1974. I remember... I was there watching it.
(The pic at the top is from a period of Happy Days that I was definitely not watching.)