Loudest Shot: The shooting of Dallas' J.R. Ewing, which prompted three-quarters of the globe to ask: Who dunit?
Fastest Comeback: CBS, which defied all predictions and took the No. 1 spot in the ratings back from ABC, which had grabbed the title in 1976.
Biggest Sushi: NBC's Shōgun which ranked just behind Roots (1977) as the highest-rating mini-series of all time.
Biggest Bomb: Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate, which cost 36 million but was pulled back from distribution after some unheavenly reviews.
Second Biggest Bomb: Sir Lew Grade's Raise The Titanic! which could scarcely raise the curtain , let alone a...