But deregulation has always been followed by consolidation.
Produced by Chuck Barris, "The Dating Game" featured three young men who vied for a date with a young woman who was hidden from their view.
She asked questions especially prepared to reveal their romantic nature of each man and later chose the one with whom she would like to go out on a date.
WE KNOW OF ABOUT 350 EPISODES OF "THE DATING GAME" THAT ARE IN EXISTENCE, INCLUDING MOST OF THE 1967 SEASON, SOME 1968-1970, MANY 1971-1972, A FEW FROM 1973-74, SOME FROM 1978-79 SEASON, AND SOME FROM THE LATE 90S.
"Between takes you might find him skydiving or motor-cycling. "Something about him, I could not be near him," Mills recalled. "He was quiet, but at the same time he would interrupt and impose when he felt like it," Mills said. Before the decade was over, Alcala would claim four more victims, according to testimony at his trial.
Please welcome Rodney Alcala." After the three bachelors were announced, the young woman who would choose one of them for a date began asking questions. "I am kind of bending toward the other guy to get away from him, and I don't know if I did that consciously. "And he was very obnoxious and creepy -- he became very unlikable and rude and imposing as though he was trying to intimidate. CNN asked noted crime profiler Pat Brown to analyze Alcala's appearance on "The Dating Game." "He was aware that he could say things that were considered sexy and funny and the girl would like that," Brown told CNN.