The 60’s was a time when the Television transitioned from black and white to colour, a time when the internet and social media were non-existent, the film and television industry were the only industries that catered to the people’s growing demand to get entertained. There was a growing evidence that a vast number of the nation’s living rooms were becoming family motion picture theaters. In the 60’s there were about 2.8 million color TV sets in the home vs. 55 million black and white sets in the US. From the Batman TV series to I Dream of Jeanie, the 60’s did produce the best television shows. Here’s the list of top television shows that dominated the 60’s.
Bonanza was a television western series that aired on the NBC, the series ran from 1959 to 1973, lasting 14 seasons. Bonanza was ranked as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television. The show chronicled the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene). The show focuses on the adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons running and defending their ranch while helping the surrounding community.
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9. The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith show was an American situation comedy about a Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie who live with Andy’s Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. The plot mostly focused on how Andy’s time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife with virtually no crimes to solve. The show aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons.