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Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series 1972–1973) Poster

(1972–1973)

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The highest-rated show ever to be cancelled. It ranked fifth in the ratings of all shows that season.
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The idea of a Jew marrying a Catholic was highly controversial at the time. Reportedly, the show was cancelled because CBS executives were tired of the constant protests and hate mail.
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Despite excellent ratings (it was the highest-rated new show of the 1972-73 season) this show was cancelled after only one season. The "official" reason for its cancellation was that it was scheduled between two mega-hits, All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its ratings weren't strong enough considering its choice position in the line-up. Even series star David Birney conceded that, "They probably could have run rat races in that time slot and people would've tuned in." (This idea was debunked in 1974 when "Paul Sands in Friends and Lovers" debut in that position and was cancelled after five shows.)
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