|Little Ladies of the Night|
|Written by||Hal Sitowitz|
|Directed by||Marvin J. Chomsky|
Louis Gossett Jr.
|Music by||Jerry Fielding|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||Leonard Goldberg|
|Production location||Los Angeles|
|Editor||George W. Brooks|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company||Spelling-Goldberg Productions|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||January 16, 1977|
Little Ladies of the Night is a 1977 American made-for-television drama film starring David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr. and Linda Purl. When it was broadcast, it became the highest-rated TV movie of all time.
The film was one of a series of TV movies about teen prostitutes which followed Taxi Driver, another being Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway.
The Los Angeles Times thought it had "wavering credibility". It was the highest-rated program of its night, with a 36.9 rating and 53 share, seen by 26,270,000 households. ABC claimed this made it the highest-rated TV movie of all time as it surpassed the 36.5 average rating for Helter Skelter (although the second part of Helter Skelter had a higher rating of 37.5). The rating for a made-for-TV movie was only bettered by 1983's The Day After.
At the time of its broadcast, it was the twelfth-highest-rated movie to air on network television.