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1968–69 United States network television schedule

This was the prime-time television schedule on all three United States television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1968. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

New fall series are highlighted in bold.

Each of the 30 highest-rated shows is listed with its rank and rating as determined by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

     Yellow indicates the programs in the top 10 for the season.
     Cyan indicates the programs in the top 20 for the season.
     Magenta indicates the programs in the top 30 for the season.

The National Educational Television (NET) was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.

Contents

SundayEdit

MondayEdit

TuesdayEdit

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Mod Squad (28/20.5)
(Tied with The Lawrence Welk Show)
It Takes a Thief N.Y.P.D. That's Life
Summer The Dick Cavett Show
CBS Fall Lancer The Red Skelton Hour (11/23.3)
(Tied with Mission: Impossible and Bewitched)
The Doris Day Show (30/20.4) CBS News Hour / 60 Minutes
Summer The Liberace Show
NBC Fall The Jerry Lewis Show Julia (7/24.6) NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies
Summer Star Trek

WednesdayEdit

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Here Come the Brides Peyton Place The ABC Wednesday Night Movie
Spring The King Family Show(*)
CBS Fall Daktari The Good Guys The Beverly Hillbillies (10/23.5) Green Acres (19/21.6) The Jonathan Winters Show
Winter The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (15/22.5) Hawaii Five-O
Summer Tarzan
NBC The Virginian (17/21.8) Kraft Music Hall The Outsider

(*) Turn-On aired in this time period on February 5, 1969, only.

Tarzan on CBS consisted of reruns from the 1966 NBC series.

ThursdayEdit

FridayEdit

SaturdayEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Highest-rated series is based on the annual top-rated programs list compiled by Nielsen Media Research and reported in: Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
  • Castleman, H. & Podrazik, W. (1982). Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television. New York: McGraw-Hill. 314 pp.
  • McNeil, Alex. Total Television. Fourth edition. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  • Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1994). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.