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Was it a flop or a hit?
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If you're an average American, you spend about four hours each day watching TV. That amounts to 13 years over the course of a typical lifetime. How much can you tell us about television's greatest hits and flops?

Which pair of shows are the longest-running dramas in TV history?

  • "Law & Order" & "Gunsmoke"
  • "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza"
  • "ER" and "Dallas"

How long did the CBS detective series flop "South of Sunset" last?

  • 1 season
  • 1 episode
  • 3 episodes

Was "Baywatch Nights" a hit or a flop?

  • hit
  • flop

Real-life policemen say this hit TV cop show was the most realistic of the bunch.

  • "Hill Street Blues"
  • "NYPD Blue"
  • "Barney Miller"

Was the TV show "Charlie's Angels" a hit or a flop?

  • hit
  • flop
  • Which version are we talking about?

Which of these spinoff series was a hit in its first season but flopped in its second?

  • "Laverne & Shirley"
  • "AfterMASH"
  • "The Lone Gunmen"

Before the "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of "Dallas," what was the most-watched TV series episode?

  • the final episode of "The Fugitive"
  • the final episode of "M*A*S*H"
  • the episode where Rhoda gets married on "Rhoda"

Was "The Green Hornet" a hit or a flop?

  • hit
  • flop

Which of these shows was a critically acclaimed ratings flop?

  • "One of the Boys"
  • "Terriers"
  • "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E."

Was "Lou Grant" a hit or a flop?

  • hit
  • flop

Which of these TV flops was seen as an effort to capitalize on the hit "Mad Men"?

  • "Time Tunnel"
  • "Coronet Blue"
  • "The Playboy Club"

Which of these shows was a flop on network TV before becoming a hit in syndication?

  • "A Different World"
  • "Baywatch"
  • "Beverly Hills 90210"

Which of these hit series spawned the equally big hit "Frasier"?

  • "Three's Company"
  • "Seinfeld"
  • "Cheers"

Which hit U.S. TV series was based on an earlier British version?

  • "The Office"
  • "Prime Suspect"
  • "Law & Order"

Which hit TV series spawned two spinoff flops?

  • "Gunsmoke"
  • "Hawaii Five-0"
  • "Law & Order"

This show, a moderate hit on network television, moved to cable and its first episode there became the highest rated ad-supported sitcom in cable history. What was it?

  • "The Game"
  • "My Boys"
  • "Arrested Development"

Where did "Cheers" place in ratings its first season?

  • No. 74
  • No. 25
  • No. 3

This spin-off was a much bigger hit than its original show.

  • "The Ropers"
  • "The Simpsons"
  • "Facts of Life"

Was "Touched by an Angel" a hit or a flop?

  • hit
  • flop

Some TV shows have become so engrained in our consciousness we forget they were not a big hit when they first came out. Which of these fits that bill?

  • "Bewitched"
  • "The Cosby Show"
  • "Star Trek"