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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:17 am

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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:18 am

greystoke wrote:Just some clarification on what you've been saying above, Pete. Viva Las Vegas grossed over $9.4 million domestically, but earned around $5.1 million in rentals -- the latter being the measure of a picture's commercial success at this time and what Elvis's participation deals were most often paid on (over-and-above his salary and any bonuses, of course). Viva Las Vegas earned the aforementioned $5.1 million, but on negative costs of over $3 million, its actual profits were in the region of $1.5 - $2 million. This, bearing in mind that Elvis would earn 50% of the film's profits after the first $500,000 recouped. Therefore, Elvis's participation on Viva Las Vegas earned him around $500,000 - $750,000 on top of his salary.
This, depending on the film's ultimate production costs, of which we have a rough appreciation.

I don't agree that Elvis was in anyway underpaid or shortchanged at Paramount -- other than the fact that better material wasn't forthcoming. Hal Wallis was a great producer and afforded Elvis grade A productions which Parker surely negotiated on the strength of when achieving more lucrative agreements with MGM and United Artists. Ultimately, there became less to appreciate on screen as Elvis's box office appeal dwindled and justifying his salary took a major effect on the entire negative cost of his vehicles. Wallis spent less on the star, but put more on the screen.

Hi greystoke, welcome back - I missed you around here! ::rocks

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:40 am

Elvis was underpaid by Paramount and Wallis-that's a fact. Sorry, but Girls!, Girls! Girls!, Paradise Hawaiian Style and Easy Come, Easy Go are three of Elvis' worst movies. Loving You and King Creole are the best and Roustabout, G. I. Blues and Blue Hawaii are average formula films. So Hal Wallis was the one who almost killed Elvis's movie career as years went by.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:38 am

Thanks, luckyjackson1.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:01 pm

I have just seen this for the first time.
a very interesting list of information and how his movie career went.
"thank you Bob Furmanek A lot of great information. Thanks for posting."

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:28 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:Elvis was underpaid by Paramount and Wallis-that's a fact. Sorry, but Girls!, Girls! Girls!, Paradise Hawaiian Style and Easy Come, Easy Go are three of Elvis' worst movies. Loving You and King Creole are the best and Roustabout, G. I. Blues and Blue Hawaii are average formula films. So Hal Wallis was the one who almost killed Elvis's movie career as years went by.


That's not a fact -- your opinion, certainly. But Wallis afforded Elvis substantial salaries and contracts befitting of an A-list actor and the box-office draw that he promised to be, and ultimately became. One thing not lacking in Elvis's acting career was the financial rewards and production values of the films Wallis produced with Elvis in mind.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:38 pm

greystoke wrote:Just some clarification on what you've been saying above, Pete. Viva Las Vegas grossed over $9.4 million domestically, but earned around $5.1 million in rentals -- the latter being the measure of a picture's commercial success at this time and what Elvis's participation deals were most often paid on (over-and-above his salary and any bonuses, of course). Viva Las Vegas earned the aforementioned $5.1 million, but on negative costs of over $3 million, its actual profits were in the region of $1.5 - $2 million. This, bearing in mind that Elvis would earn 50% of the film's profits after the first $500,000 recouped. Therefore, Elvis's participation on Viva Las Vegas earned him around $500,000 - $750,000 on top of his salary.
This, depending on the film's ultimate production costs, of which we have a rough appreciation.

I don't agree that Elvis was in anyway underpaid or shortchanged at Paramount -- other than the fact that better material wasn't forthcoming. Hal Wallis was a great producer and afforded Elvis grade A productions which Parker surely negotiated on the strength of when achieving more lucrative agreements with MGM and United Artists. Ultimately, there became less to appreciate on screen as Elvis's box office appeal dwindled and justifying his salary took a major effect on the entire negative cost of his vehicles. Wallis spent less on the star, but put more on the screen.


Thanks for the clarification greystoke. So what you're basically saying is that Elvis' salary was based on a given film's profit after the prodiction cost was re-couped?

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:59 pm

That's right, Pete. A film has to make a profit before any profit participation agreements can be earned upon. This was one of the reasons why, after seeing how much George Sidney and Jack Cummings spent on Viva Las Vegas, the Col. approached Sam Katzman to produce Kissin' Cousins on a greatly reduced budget. Bearing in mind the stipulation under Elvis's January 1961 contract with MGM, stating that his 50% profit participation agreement would come into effect after the first $500,000 earned. This wasn't true of every contract or profit participation clause within -- in many instances, Elvis would earn as the film profited. I mention Kissin' Cousins, however, in contrast to Viva Las Vegas, because they were polar opposites with regards to production values, reflecting the best and worst examples of how an Elvis vehicle was brought to the screen. The former, with an eye on quality, the latter with an eye on the bottom line. Therefore, at a cost of $1.7 million, Kissin' Cousins was produced at half the cost of Viva Las Vegas, but with Elvis on the same salary and profit participation agreement -- meaning that Elvis would earn on profit participation from Kissin' Cousins when returns reached $2.2 million, as opposed to nearer $4 million for Viva Las Vegas. The unfortunate case of irony here is that Kissin' Cousins would earn two million dollars less than Viva Las Vegas.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:10 pm

The only decent movie Elvis made after 1962 was Viva Las Vegas. The others were all formula cookie cutter movies with some of the worst songs ever made by a major recording artist such as Elvis. I can no longer sit through any of them. Things got a little better in 1968 script-wise but not by much. At least the songs improved.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:37 pm

Aussie Jan wrote:I have just seen this for the first time.
a very interesting list of information and how his movie career went.
"thank you Bob Furmanek A lot of great information. Thanks for posting."


My pleasure, glad that you found it interesting!

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat May 04, 2013 4:06 am

I just want to be sure this important thread about Elvis' unmade THAT JACK VALENTINE does not get lost in the shuffle.

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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat May 04, 2013 10:45 am

I unnderstand now how the profit was made. But also I wanted to say that Elvis's salary from the Paramount movies was considerably lower than all he did with the other companies, excepting, as I posted before, the last movie he made for Wallis-the submediocre Easy Come, Easy Go.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:48 pm

I found this interesting comment in Army Archerd's June 30, 1964 column in Daily Variety, one week after filming commenced on GIRL HAPPY:

ARMY ARCHERD: Elvis Presley being urged by "Girl Happy" director Boris Sagal to stop back-to-back pic making, take time off and serious-study thesping in N.Y. - like at the Actors' Studio, Neighborhood Playhouse, etc.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:54 pm

Very interesting. So it seems that Boris Sagal after a week of filming he saw an Elvis tired or not interested in the movie, or worse, his acting deteriorated badly?

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:00 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:Very interesting. So it seems that Boris Sagal after a week of filming he saw an Elvis tired or not interested in the movie, or worse, his acting deteriorated badly?



or he saw something in Elvis that suggested he could act given the right circumstances,material and proper training.He probably picked up on Elvis' frustration at the path his movie career was on.


norrie

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:22 pm

I've done additional research to include ratings and prime-time rerun dates. I've also corrected a few network mistakes from my initial post so consider this information to be the most accurate.

I've also included the approximate openings of each film to help illustrate how the TV airings were conflicting with the new releases.

1964/65
FOLLOW THAT DREAM - 1/24/65, Sunday, ABC – rating 26.1
KID GALAHAD - 2/28/65 - Sunday, ABC – rating 20.9
Girl Happy reviewed 2/1, opens in April.
KID GALAHAD – 6/13/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 15.7
Tickle Me reviewed 6/21, opens in June.
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 8/22/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 19.7

1965/66

GI BLUES – 11/9/65 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.4
Harum Scarum reviewed 11/8, opens in December.
Frankie and Johnny reviewed 3/28, opens in March.
GI BLUES – 4/12/66 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 21.3
Paradise Hawaiian Style reviewed 6/6, opens in June.

1966/67
KISSIN' COUSINS - 10/23/66 - Sunday, ABC – rating 22.3
Spinout reviewed 11/7, opens in November.
BLUE HAWAII - 11/29/66 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 27.3
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR - 1/1/67 - Sunday, ABC – rating 21.5
Girls Girls Girls/Fun in Acapulco re-issued in January.
FLAMING STAR - 1/18/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.9
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - 3/15/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.1
Easy Come, Easy Go reviewed 3/27, opens in March.
KISSIN’ COUSINS – 4/2/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 20.4
Double Trouble reviewed 4/10, opens in April.
BLUE HAWAII – 4/25/67 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.6
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR – 7/9/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 17.0
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 7/12/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 13.7
FLAMING STAR – 8/16/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 14.4

1967/68
FUN IN ACAPULCO - 9/12/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.5
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - 9/20/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.8
VIVA LAS VEGAS - 10/6/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 24.2
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - 10/10/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.1
Clambake reviewed 11/6, opens in December.
TICKLE ME - 12/8/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 26.6

An article in Weekly Variety dated 12/13/67 listed the 60 top rated network movie premieres as determined by Nielson. Elvis had 4 films in that list, more than any other star.
17. FUN IN ACAPULCO - NBC Tuesday night - 42.6 share
21. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - NBC Tuesday night - 41.6 share
26. VIVA LAS VEGAS - CBS Friday night - 43.4 share
41. PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - ABC Wednesday night - 36.0 share
Interesting to note that just three weeks after the article, ROUSTABOUT premiered on ABC and got the highest rating of any Elvis feature ever shown in prime-time.


ROUSTABOUT - 1/3/68 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 29.1
Stay Away Joe reviewed 3/18, opens in March.
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/27/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 20.9
Speedway reviewed 5/27, opens in June.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 6/15/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 18.3 (originally announced for 6/8 but Robert Kennedy’s funeral is covered by the network.
"Flower Drum Song" is substituted.)
FLAMING STAR – 7/17/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.5
TICKLE ME – 7/25/68 – Thursday, CBS – rating 19.0
BLUE HAWAII – 8/28/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.2
VIVA LAS VEGAS – 9/13/68 – Friday, CBS – rating 22.8
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE – 9/15/68 – Saturday, ABC – rating 16.5
ROUSTABOUT – 9/18/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 19.5

1968/69
Live a Little, Love a Little reviewed 10/14, opens in October.
HARUM SCARUM - 10/24/68 - Thursday, CBS – rating 19.9
Singer Presents Elvis 12/3/68 – Tuesday, NBC - watched by 42% of the viewing audience.
KID GALAHAD – 12/9/68 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.4
GIRL HAPPY - 1/24/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 25.1
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 2/3/69 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
HARUM SCARUM – 3/14/69 – Friday, CBS – rating 18.1
Charro reviewed 3/24, opens in March.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 4/20/69 – Sunday, ABC – rating 16.1
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/30/69 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.1
Singer Presents Elvis – 8/17/69 – Sunday, NBC

1969/70
The Trouble with Girls reviewed 9/1, opens in September.
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 9/22/69 – Monday, ABC – rating 12.6
DOUBLE TROUBLE - 10/3/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 15.6
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - 11/3/69 - Monday, NBC – rating 16.7
Change of Habit reviewed 11/3, opens in November.
GIRL HAPPY – 1/2/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 20.4
KID GALAHAD – 5/4/70 – Monday, NBC – rating 17.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 7/24/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 14.9
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 6/30/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.3

1970/71
STAY AWAY JOE - 10/16/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 17.2
SPINOUT - 10/27/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.2
That’s the Way it Is reviewed 12/7, opens in November.
EASY COME, EASY GO - 12/11/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 19.6
SPINOUT – 3/23/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.4
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 8/17/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.5

1971/72
SPEEDWAY - 10/4/71 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 12/6/71 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.1
STAY AWAY JOE – 1/9/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 17.1
SPEEDWAY – 3/3/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.5
EASY COME, EASY GO – 3/19/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 16.3
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 5/5/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.4

1972/73
CHANGE OF HABIT - 10/30/72 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.2
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE - 11/24/72 - Friday, CBS – rating 18.4
Elvis on Tour reviewed 12/14, opens in November.
Aloha from Hawaii – 4/4/73 – Wednesday, NBC - watched by 57% of the viewing audience.
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS - 5/11/73 - Friday, CBS – rating 16.4
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE – 6/22/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.3
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS – 8/10/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.2

1973/74
Aloha from Hawaii – 11/14/73 – Wednesday, NBC
LOVING YOU - 11/26/73 - Monday, NBC – rating 19.3
CHANGE OF HABIT – 3/11/74 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.3
LOVING YOU – 4/24/74 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 15.4

1974/75

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - 6/5/75 - Thursday, NBC – rating 18.0

1975/76
CHARRO - 10/13/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 15.7
CLAMBAKE - 12/8/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 17.1
ELVIS ON TOUR - 1/15/76 - Thursday, NBC – rating 17.5
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS – 6/12/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 9.9
CHARRO – 6/19/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 16.3

1977/78
ELVIS ON TOUR – 9/7/77 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 23.1

Please Note: This is original research taken from primary source materials, such as Variety, TV Guide and various newspapers throughout the country. The movie review dates are from Boxoffice magazine and the network ratings are from the Broadcast Information Bureau "TV Feature Film Source Book." None of the information in this post was taken from existing books or articles. I've done this research specifically for this site. If you do share, please credit your source.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:42 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:Very interesting. So it seems that Boris Sagal after a week of filming he saw an Elvis tired or not interested in the movie, or worse, his acting deteriorated badly?


Perhaps Boris should have talked to the Col, or better yet , taken over as Elvis' manager! The Col was so out of touch it was disgusting.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:29 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:I've done additional research to include ratings and prime-time rerun dates. I've also corrected a few network mistakes from my initial post so consider this information to be the most accurate.

I've also included the approximate openings of each film to help illustrate how the TV airings were conflicting with the new releases.

1964/65
FOLLOW THAT DREAM - 1/24/65, Sunday, ABC – rating 26.1
KID GALAHAD - 2/28/65 - Sunday, ABC – rating 20.9
Girl Happy reviewed 2/1, opens in April.
KID GALAHAD – 6/13/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 15.7
Tickle Me reviewed 6/21, opens in June.
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 8/22/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 19.7

1965/66

GI BLUES – 11/9/65 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.4
Harum Scarum reviewed 11/8, opens in December.
Frankie and Johnny reviewed 3/28, opens in March.
GI BLUES – 4/12/66 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 21.3
Paradise Hawaiian Style reviewed 6/6, opens in June.

1966/67
KISSIN' COUSINS - 10/23/66 - Sunday, ABC – rating 22.3
Spinout reviewed 11/7, opens in November.
BLUE HAWAII - 11/29/66 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 27.3
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR - 1/1/67 - Sunday, ABC – rating 21.5
Girls Girls Girls/Fun in Acapulco re-issued in January.
FLAMING STAR - 1/18/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.9
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - 3/15/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.1
Easy Come, Easy Go reviewed 3/27, opens in March.
KISSIN’ COUSINS – 4/2/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 20.4
Double Trouble reviewed 4/10, opens in April.
BLUE HAWAII – 4/25/67 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.6
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR – 7/9/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 17.0
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 7/12/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 13.7
FLAMING STAR – 8/16/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 14.4

1967/68
FUN IN ACAPULCO - 9/12/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.5
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - 9/20/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.8
VIVA LAS VEGAS - 10/6/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 24.2
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - 10/10/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.1
Clambake reviewed 11/6, opens in December.
TICKLE ME - 12/8/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 26.6

An article in Weekly Variety dated 12/13/67 listed the 60 top rated network movie premieres as determined by Nielson. Elvis had 4 films in that list, more than any other star.
17. FUN IN ACAPULCO - NBC Tuesday night - 42.6 share
21. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - NBC Tuesday night - 41.6 share
26. VIVA LAS VEGAS - CBS Friday night - 43.4 share
41. PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - ABC Wednesday night - 36.0 share
Interesting to note that just three weeks after the article, ROUSTABOUT premiered on ABC and got the highest rating of any Elvis feature ever shown in prime-time.


ROUSTABOUT - 1/3/68 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 29.1
Stay Away Joe reviewed 3/18, opens in March.
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/27/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 20.9
Speedway reviewed 5/27, opens in June.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 6/15/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 18.3 (originally announced for 6/8 but Robert Kennedy’s funeral is covered by the network.
"Flower Drum Song" is substituted.)
FLAMING STAR – 7/17/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.5
TICKLE ME – 7/25/68 – Thursday, CBS – rating 19.0
BLUE HAWAII – 8/28/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.2
VIVA LAS VEGAS – 9/13/68 – Friday, CBS – rating 22.8
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE – 9/15/68 – Saturday, ABC – rating 16.5
ROUSTABOUT – 9/18/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 19.5

1968/69
Live a Little, Love a Little reviewed 10/14, opens in October.
HARUM SCARUM - 10/24/68 - Thursday, CBS – rating 19.9
Singer Presents Elvis 12/3/68 – Tuesday, NBC - watched by 42% of the viewing audience.
KID GALAHAD – 12/9/68 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.4
GIRL HAPPY - 1/24/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 25.1
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 2/3/69 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
HARUM SCARUM – 3/14/69 – Friday, CBS – rating 18.1
Charro reviewed 3/24, opens in March.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 4/20/69 – Sunday, ABC – rating 16.1
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/30/69 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.1
Singer Presents Elvis – 8/17/69 – Sunday, NBC

1969/70
The Trouble with Girls reviewed 9/1, opens in September.
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 9/22/69 – Monday, ABC – rating 12.6
DOUBLE TROUBLE - 10/3/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 15.6
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - 11/3/69 - Monday, NBC – rating 16.7
Change of Habit reviewed 11/3, opens in November.
GIRL HAPPY – 1/2/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 20.4
KID GALAHAD – 5/4/70 – Monday, NBC – rating 17.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 7/24/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 14.9
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 6/30/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.3

1970/71
STAY AWAY JOE - 10/16/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 17.2
SPINOUT - 10/27/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.2
That’s the Way it Is reviewed 12/7, opens in November.
EASY COME, EASY GO - 12/11/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 19.6
SPINOUT – 3/23/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.4
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 8/17/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.5

1971/72
SPEEDWAY - 10/4/71 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 12/6/71 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.1
STAY AWAY JOE – 1/9/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 17.1
SPEEDWAY – 3/3/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.5
EASY COME, EASY GO – 3/19/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 16.3
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 5/5/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.4

1972/73
CHANGE OF HABIT - 10/30/72 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.2
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE - 11/24/72 - Friday, CBS – rating 18.4
Elvis on Tour reviewed 12/14, opens in November.
Aloha from Hawaii – 4/4/73 – Wednesday, NBC - watched by 57% of the viewing audience.
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS - 5/11/73 - Friday, CBS – rating 16.4
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE – 6/22/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.3
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS – 8/10/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.2

1973/74
Aloha from Hawaii – 11/14/73 – Wednesday, NBC
LOVING YOU - 11/26/73 - Monday, NBC – rating 19.3
CHANGE OF HABIT – 3/11/74 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.3
LOVING YOU – 4/24/74 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 15.4

1974/75

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - 6/5/75 - Thursday, NBC – rating 18.0

1975/76
CHARRO - 10/13/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 15.7
CLAMBAKE - 12/8/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 17.1
ELVIS ON TOUR - 1/15/76 - Thursday, NBC – rating 17.5
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS – 6/12/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 9.9
CHARRO – 6/19/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 16.3

1977/78
ELVIS ON TOUR – 9/7/77 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 23.1

Please Note: This is original research taken from primary source materials, such as Variety, TV Guide and various newspapers throughout the country. The movie review dates are from Boxoffice magazine and the network ratings are from the Broadcast Information Bureau "TV Feature Film Source Book." None of the information in this post was taken from existing books or articles. I've done this research specifically for this site. If you do share, please credit your source.


Great stuff, HTN. I'm intrigued as to why Flower Drum Song was deemed more acceptable after Robert Kennedy's funeral than GGG? More serious, perhaps? But, if I remember correctly, the musical was relatively lighthearted in comparison to the book it was based on. I thought I was getting confused with the musical of South Pacific and the literary source for a minute, but the musical of that is really quite serious in places.