Among the accolades being heaped on Mary Tyler Moore following her death, she is being called the “greatest female television star ever”. That is untrue, illustrating only how ignorant of history Americans are.
In three consecutive decades, in 1951 through 1956, 1962 through 1969, and 1970 through 1972, among the top 10 television programs there was always one starring Lucille Ball: I Love Lucy, Here’s Lucy, or The Lucy Show. In many of those years her show was the top-rated show. No other television performer, male or female, has accomplished anything to equal that.