The Week does a fun comparison between shows of today and yesteryear, highlighting the numbers. For example:
Number of viewers who tuned-in for the premiere of 2 Broke Girls, making it TV’s highest rated new show of 2011. That tally inspired Lauren A. E. Schuker at The Wall Street Journal to proclaim this the year of “She TV.”
Number of viewers who tuned in for the premiere of Veronica’s Closet, Kirstie Alley’s short-lived and widely dismissed sitcom, in 1997, according to New York — almost double the viewers of 2 Broke Girls
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