And yes, Oct. 4—this was a syndicated show, remember? It aired throughout the week in various times across the country, city by city: the “premiere date” of Sept. 28 was actually just the first day available—Monday night, when TV-centric L.A.’s Channel 13, for one, had the good sense to run it.
Meanwhile, good ol’ KTVY Channel 4, as OKC’s NBC affiliate, snapped up the chance to run TNG in that market because where else would it get such great ratings—at 10:30 SUNDAY NIGHT. So, a two-hour Sunday late-night party going past midnight meant you had to be TOUGH Okie Trek fans to support your cause. But it was no different nationwide.
Except that we were, however, just about the LAST ones to see “Farpoint” in the whole country. And every episode after that. For seven years. (It’s actually why I moved to L.A.)
Oh…and for all the loud noise from the loud TOS “It-ain’t-Kirk-and-Spock” naysayers, –>TNG‘s pilot beat its prime-time network competition—as one measure of success—in its various times and days in Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, Miami and Denver.
I bet we even won the 10:30 p.m. Sunday slot in OKC, too.