The Aug. 4 edition of the A&E series “Biography,” profiling Sylvester Stallone, landed the sixth-highest Nielsen rating in the history of the program: a 4.0. It got some of us wondering what the “Biography” top five might be.
Well, we need wonder no more. Here they are, in order:
Topping the list at No. 1 was the Gambino family with a 4.41. Right behind is Kathie Lee Gifford at 4.36. Sam Giancana clocks in at No. 3 with 4.24, putting Kathie Lee in a mafioso sandwich.
Next up is Elizabeth Taylor with 4.17, followed at No. 5 by Tim Allen at 4.04, and then comes Sly.
While we’re at it, let’s round out the top 10:
In seventh place is legendary crooner and ruby slipper wearer Judy Garland (3.92), followed by Marilyn Monroe (3.80). At No. 9, somewhat surprisingly, are the Hatfields and the McCoys (3.73).
Finally, at No. 10 is lost generation chronicler F. Scott Fitzgerald (3.69), giving the literary world a very tenuous position in the “Biography” hall of fame. He may well be knocked off if the series ever gets around to profiling, say, Regis Philbin, or maybe Barney.