Agreed. Popularity and ratings shouldn't determine acclaim or awards. Otherwise, THREE'S COMPANY would have won Emmys for writing (Ha! They actually did!) That said, HILL STREET BLUES was a blackly pretentious series, unwatchable today. But you couldn't get around it, in terms of the glowing critiques, at the time (one year, all five supporting actors nominations went to HSB). It was very dishonest in a very '80s way.