Television: A Listing Ship of Sweeps

The French Atlantic Affair, Nov. 15,16,18, ABC, 9p.m. E.S.T.

So far the 1979-80 network TV season has been marked by a surprisingly close ratings race, the absence of a new hit series and the inability of Charlie's latest Angel to recite dialogue. In November, the doldrums come to an end. This is sweeps month, when the networks play the Nielsen game for keeps. Suddenly the air waves are flooded with heavy-ticket movies: Dog Day Afternoon, The Omen, Oh, God! Hit shows, from Dallas to Little House on the Prairie, offer expanded episodes; flops go...

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