Letters, Apr. 2, 1979

Low Ratings

To the Editors:

Isn't it curious that there's such universal agreement on the poor quality of many of today's TV shows [March 12], yet these very same programs are the ones that garner the highest ratings? Someone must be watching. Who, and why?

Jay T. Lindell

Bayside, N. Y.

I hope Mork from Ork survives many five-year contracts. This old planet is ready for him!

Patricia M. Dickeson

Bloomington, Minn.

Because the best shows are pitted against one another, we viewers switch stations frantically during the commercials. Soon the advertisers will realize this, and TV will lose its revenue.

Linda Reilly

Old Orchard, Me.

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