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Blast from the past comedies, Fawcett bio win in TV ratings

By The Associated Press
Posted 5:53PM on Wednesday 29th May 2019 ( 2 months ago )

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blasts from the past proved irresistible to TV viewers last week.

According to Nielsen figures out Wednesday, ABC's live re-creation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" ranked among last week's most-watched programs.

The comedy special came in second behind the CBS drama "NCIS."

A "Nightline" special on the do-overs of famed producer Norman Lear's 1970s and '80s sitcoms also landed in the top 10. An ABC documentary on the life and career of Farrah Fawcett was No. 12.

The actress shot to fame in the "Charlie's Angels" series in 1976, later appearing in the sitcom "Spin City" and in movies and on stage. Fawcett died of cancer in 2009 at age 62.

FILE - This July 29, 2018 file photo shows executive producer Norman Lear at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. A 90-minute ABC special will celebrate the writer, director and producer of classic comedies, “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” It airs May 22. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by ABC shows Wanda Sykes as Louise Jefferson, left, and Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson in "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'," special which aired on Wednesday, May 22. According to Nielsen figures out Wednesday, May 29, ABC's live re-creation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" ranked among last week's most-watched programs. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)
This image released by ABC shows Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker, left, and Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker in "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'," special which aired on Wednesday, May 22. According to Nielsen figures out Wednesday, May 29, ABC's live re-creation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" ranked among last week's most-watched programs. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)
Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard passes during practice for the NBA Finals in Toronto on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Raptors and Golden State Warriors is Thursday in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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