Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 30th

Happy Birthday to Monkees Michael Nesmith (25) and Davy Jones (22), "Capricorn" and "Jones" on their new #1 LP.  


Here are the final TV Ratings for the period of September, 1967 – May, 1968):   

1.     The Andy Griffith Show  (CBS – 27.6) 

2.     The Lucy Show  (CBS – 27.0)

3.     Gomer Pyle, USMC  (CBS – 25.6)

4.    TIE:  Gunsmoke  (CBS 25.5)

    Family Affair  (CBS – 25.5)

   Bonanza  (NBC – 25.5)

7.     The Red Skelton Show  (CBS – 25.3)

8.     The Dean Martin Show  (NBC  24.8)

9.     The Jackie Gleason Show  (CBS – 23.9)

10.    Saturday Night At The Movies  (NBC – 23.6)

11.    Bewitched  (ABC – 23.5)

12.    The Beverly Hillbillies  (CBS – 23.3)

13.    The Ed Sullivan Show  (CBS – 23.2)

14.    The Virginian  (NBC – 22.9)

15.    TIE:  The Friday Night Movie  (CBS – 22.8)

      Green Acres  (CBS – 22.8)

17.  The Lawrence Welk Show  (ABC – 21.9)

18.  The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS – 21.7)

19.  Gentle Ben  (CBS – 21.5)

20.  Tuesday Night At The Movies  (NBC – 21.4)

21.  Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In  (NBC – 21.3)

22.  The FBI  (ABC – 21.2)

23.  The Thursday Night Movie  (CBS – 21.1)   
24.  My Three Sons  (CBS – 20.8)

25.  Walt Disney’s Wonderful World Of Color (NBC – 20.7)

26.  Ironside  (NBC – 20.5)

27.  TIE:  The Carol Burnett Show  (CBS – 20.1)

Dragnet ’67  (NBC – 20.1)

29.  Daniel Boone  (NBC – 20.0)

30.  TIE:  Lassie (CBS – 19.9)

 It Takes A Thief  (ABC – 19.9)

Recapping 1967's Biggest Films: 

Top-grossing films (US)
1.The GraduateAVCO Embassy /United ArtistsMike NicholsDustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft,Katharine Ross, William Daniels,Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Norman Fell$104,901,839[2]
2.The Jungle BookWalt Disney Productions / Walt Disney Feature AnimationWolfgang ReithermanBruce Reitherman, Phil Harris,Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders,Louis Prima, Darleen Carr, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley$73,741,048[3]
3.Guess Who's Coming to DinnerColumbia PicturesStanley KramerSpencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier,Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Beah Richards, Roy Glenn, Cecil Kellaway, Isabel Sanford$56,666,667[4]
4.Bonnie and ClydeWarner Bros.-Seven ArtsArthur PennWarren Beatty, Faye Dunaway,Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons,Michael J. Pollard, Gene Wilder$50,700,000[5]
5.The Dirty DozenMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRobert AldrichLee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker$45,300,000[6]
6.Valley of the Dolls20th Century FoxMark RobsonSharon Tate, Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, Susan Hayward, Martin Milner, Paul Burke$44,432,255[7]
7.You Only Live TwiceUnited ArtistsLewis GilbertSean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi,Mie Hama, Charles Gray, Bernard Lee$43,084,787[8]
8.To Sir, with LoveColumbia PicturesJames ClavellSidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall$42,432,803[9]
9.The Born LosersAmerican International PicturesT.C. FrankTom Laughlin, Elizabeth James,Jane Russell$36,000,000[10]
10.Thoroughly Modern MillieUniversal PicturesGeorge Roy HillJulie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore,James Fox, Carol Channing,Beatrice Lillie$34,335,025[11]
11.CamelotWarner Bros.-Seven ArtsJoshua LoganRichard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave,Franco Nero, David Hemmings,Lionel Jeffries$31,102,578[12]
12.In the Heat of the NightUnited ArtistsNorman JewisonSidney Poitier, Rod Steiger,Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Beah Richards, Larry Gates$24,379,978[13]
13.Casino RoyaleColumbia PicturesKen HughesDavid Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen$22,744,718[14]
14.I Am Curious (Yellow)Janus FilmsVilgot SjömanVilgot Sjöman, Lena Nyman$20,238,100[15]
15.Barefoot in the ParkParamount PicturesGene SaksRobert Redford, Jane Fonda,Charles Boyer$19,994,515[16]
16.Wait Until DarkWarner Bros.-Seven ArtsTerrence YoungAudrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin,Richard Crenna, Jack Weston,Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.$17,550,741[17]
17.Cool Hand LukeWarner Bros.-Seven ArtsStuart RosenbergPaul Newman, George Kennedy,Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet,Clifton James$16,217,773[18]
18.In Cold BloodColumbia PicturesRichard BrooksRobert Blake, John Forsythe, Scott Wilson, Paul Stewart, Jeff Corey,Charles McGraw$13,000,000[19]
19.Hombre20th Century FoxMartin RittPaul Newman, Fredric March,Diane Cilento, Richard Boone,Martin Balsam, Barbara Rush$12,000,000[20]
20.Divorce American StyleColumbia PicturesBud YorkinDick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds,Jean Simmons, Jason Robards,Van Johnson$12,000,000[21]
21.Two for the Road20th Century FoxStanley DonenAlbert Finney, Audrey Hepburn$12,000,000[22]
22.In Like Flint20th Century FoxGordon DouglasJames Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Hale$11,000,000[23]
23.The TripAmerican International PicturesRoger CormanPeter Fonda, Dennis Hopper$10,000,000[24]
24.Doctor Dolittle20th Century FoxRichard FleischerRex Harrison, Samantha Eggar,Anthony Newley, Geoffrey Holder,Richard Attenborough$9,000,000[25]
25.The Taming of the ShrewColumbia PicturesFranco ZeffirelliElizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton$8,000,000[26]

Best Picture: In the Heat of the Night - Mirisch, United Artists

Best Director: Mike Nichols - The Graduate

Best Actor: Rod Steiger - In the Heat of the Night

Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Best Supporting Actor: George Kennedy - Cool Hand Luke

Best Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons - Bonnie and Clyde

Here is how WLS and WCFL recapped their Year-End Charts:

Be sure to check back with us on Tuesday, January 2nd, and we'll show you what we came up with using The Super Charts provided by Randy Price ...

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Forgotten Hits Countdown 
The Top 67 of 1967!!!