The ’70’s TV shows are big ratings hit this week.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blasts from the past proved irresistible to viewers, who flocked to live versions of a pair of classic sitcoms and a special about a 20th-century TV beauty.

ABC’s re-creation of episodes of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” was among last week’s most-watched programs with 10.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday.

Woody Harrelson played Archie Bunker, the role originated by the late Carroll O’Connor on “All in the Family,” with Jamie Foxx following in the footsteps of Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson.

A “Nightline” program on the do-overs of producer Norman Lear’s famed 1970s and ’80 comediesalso landed in the top 10, with an ABC documentary on the life and career of Farrah Fawcett coming in at No. 12.

The actress, who shot to fame in the “Charlie’s Angels” series in 1976 and later appeared in the sitcom “Spin City” and in movies and on stage, died of cancer in 2009 at age 62.

NBC, powered by “The Voice” and its “Chicago” drama franchise, was the week’s most-watched broadcast network with an average 4.35 million viewers, just squeezing past CBS’ 4.33 million. ABC averaged 3.87 million, Fox had 2.5 million, ION Television had 1.27 million, Univision with 1.26 million, Telemundo 1.1 million and the CW 610,000.

Turner, home to several NBA playoff games, was the top-rated cable network with an average 2.6 million viewers. Fox News Channel had 2.4 million, followed by MSNBC with 1.6 million and ESPN with 1.4 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.1 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” was second with 7.2 million and the “CBS Evening News” averaged 5.4 million viewers.

For the week of May 20-26, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “NCIS,” CBS, 12 million; “Live: All in the Family-The Jeffersons,” ABC, 10.4 million; NBA Playoffs: Golden State at Portland, ESPN, 7.99 million; “The Voice,” NBC, 7.97 million; “Nightline: All in the Family-The Jeffersons,” ABC, 7.7 million; “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.5 million; “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 7.49 million; “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 7.4 million; “Chicago P.D.,” NBC, 6.6 million; NBA Playoffs: Milwaukee at Toronto, Turner, 6.4 million.

ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by Fox Corp. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.