The Industry: Standings

The competition for primacy among the TV networks may not be as exciting as the Super Bowl or the Powder Puff Derby. But over the years it has drawn a substantial crowd of fans who follow the record books. The latest figures are now in:

> After years of trying, NBC has finally nosed ahead of CBS in the national Nielsen ratings. The October-December, or "first-season," standings: NBC, 20.0; CBS, 19.6; ABC, 15.6.*

> NBC also scored 1968's biggest gain in advertising revenues, climbing 9.8% to $549,501,900. CBS still held the overall lead...

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