Re: [probe_control] Who was the most popular?
Of the three leading men who was the fan's most popular, and who got the highest Nielsen ratings?
Any idea why there were three leads instead of just one?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <mitchsand@...> wrote:
>the highest Nielsen ratings?
> Of the three leading men who was the fan's most popular, and who got
> Any idea why there were three leads instead of just one?I enjoyed them all! they were all hunks and each character so
different. my 2 favroite episodes are Short circuit and Honeymoon to
Kill though. LOVE Honeymoon to kill! Just happen to both be Grover
episodes. I never got to meet Doug McClure or Burgess Meridith. I
never heard of them doing apperances in or area or close enough I
could get to.
- --- In probe_control, <mitchsand@...> wrote:
> Of the three leading men who was the fan's most popular, and whogot > the highest Nielsen ratings?
> Any idea why there were three leads instead of just one?Hi Mitch: You can check out our Polls section and find Hugh O'Brian
is by far the favorite Probe agent on this list:
In one of the John Strong interview segments, I believe it was stated
that the McClure episodes did not rate quite as highly in the
Neilsens as the others. I'd have to dig back to get the exact quote.
And the reason there were three agents is because Hugh O'Brian, while
he agreed to do the Probe pilot, did not want the rigorous schedule
of a full weekly series. He almost did not do the series until
someone hit upon the idea of doing a rotating cast, similar to the
way it was done with, "The Name of the Game," which is another series
Leslie Stevens was associated with.
Those of you who missed it should appreciate my article on Search,
which is still available from TVparty. Nowadays the article is
divided into two parts, hence the two links: