Below are the full weekly primetime Nielsen ratings results for the 1977-78 television season. Data comes from the Nielsen pocketpieces which were very graciously transcribed by an anonymous contributor. There are tabs available for each of the season's 52 weeks with the Household rating, share, and impressions available for nearly every primetime program. There are 9 incomplete weeks of the season where I am missing the associated pocketpiece, so the data provided comes from a variety of sources including Newspaper lists, and trade publication articles. In those weeks, usually more half of the ratings data is available. Full rankings are available for each week except for July 2, 1978 and September 3, 1978 in which only the top 20 rankings are known.
This article previously only consisted of Newspaper scans to tell the story of this season's ratings, and those scans are still provided at the bottom of this article in case people want to see them. In some cases, the data in the Newspapers will slightly differ from the ratings in the pocketpiece because the newspaper data is based off of Fast National data while the pocketpieces are from finalized data. The pocketpiece data should be considered more accurate and the raw scans of them are all available under the "Pocketpiece" tab.