It was obviously a disappointment ratings-wise but it still ran for 49 episodes - longer than most attempts at a primetime soap in the 1980s did, other than the Big Four. Did its link to Dynasty enabled it to avoid cancellation longer than would otherwise have been the case with its ratings? Or did it run for two full seasons on merit? Any show that makes it to 100 episodes is usually considered a success, that being the magic number for syndication. The Colbys clearly fell well short of that. But still, surviving for two full seasons is better than many shows achieve, then or now. So is its reputation as a flop unfair?