1969–70 United States network television schedule

The following is the 1969–70 network television schedule for the three major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 1969 through August 1970. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 1968–69 season.

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.

SundayEdit

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Land of the Giants The F.B.I. (24/20.6)
(Tied with NBC Saturday Night at the Movies and Bewitched)
The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Fall Lassie To Rome With Love The Ed Sullivan Show (27/20.3) The Leslie Uggams Show Mission: Impossible
Follow-up The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (20/21.0)
(Tied with Hee Haw)
Summer Comedy Tonight
NBC Wild Kingdom The Wonderful World of Disney (9/23.6) The Bill Cosby Show (11/22.7) Bonanza (3/24.8) The Bold Ones:
The New Doctors /
The Lawyers / The Law Enforcers (aka The Protectors)

MondayEdit

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall 7:30 The Music Scene / 8:15 The New People Lana Turner starring in Harold Robbins' "The Survivors" Love, American Style
Winter It Takes a Thief ABC Monday Night Movie Now
CBS Fall Gunsmoke (2/25.9) Here's Lucy (6/23.9) Mayberry R.F.D. (4/24.4) The Doris Day Show (10/22.8) The Carol Burnett Show (13/22.1)
Summer The Lucy Show The Wild Wild West
NBC My World and Welcome to It Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1/26.3) NBC Monday Night at the Movies

TuesdayEdit

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Mod Squad (23/20.8) ABC Movie of the Week (22/20.9) Marcus Welby, M.D. (8/23.7)
CBS Lancer The Red Skelton Hour (7/23.8) The Governor & J.J. CBS News Hour / 60 Minutes
NBC I Dream of Jeannie The Debbie Reynolds Show Julia (28/20.1) NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies / First Tuesday (once a month)

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 The Flying Nun The Courtship of Eddie's Father Room 222 The ABC Wednesday Night Movie
Winter Nanny and the Professor The Johnny Cash Show (15/21.8)
(Tied with My Three Sons and Ironside)
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show
Summer Johnny Cash Presents the Everly Brothers Show The Smothers Brothers Show
CBS Fall The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (20/21.0)
(Tied with Hee Haw)
The Beverly Hillbillies (18/21.7) Medical Center Hawaii Five-O (19/21.1)
Winter Hee Haw (20/21.0)
(Tied with The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
Summer Where's Huddles? Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C. reruns
NBC The Virginian Kraft Music Hall Then Came Bronson

ThursdayEdit

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 Ghost & Mrs. Muir That Girl Bewitched (24/20.6)
(Tied with NBC Saturday Night at the Movies and The F.B.I.)
This is Tom Jones It Takes a Thief
Winter Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour Paris 7000
Spring Animal World
Summer Lana Turner starring in Harold Robbins' "The Survivors"
CBS Family Affair (5/24.2) The Jim Nabors Hour (12/22.4) CBS Thursday Night Movie (29/20.0)
NBC Fall Daniel Boone Ironside (15/21.8)
(Tied with My Three Sons and The Johnny Cash Show)
Dragnet 1970 The Dean Martin Show (14/21.9)
Summer Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers in London

FridayEdit

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Let's Make a Deal The Brady Bunch Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Here Come the Brides Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters
Winter The Flying Nun The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Love, American Style
CBS Fall Get Smart The Good Guys Hogan's Heroes The CBS Friday Night Movies
Winter The Tim Conway Show
Spring CBS News Adventure
Follow-up Get Smart The Tim Conway Show
Summer He & She reruns
NBC The High Chaparral The Name of the Game Bracken's World

SaturdayEdit

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 Dating Game The Newlywed Game The Lawrence Welk Show The Hollywood Palace Local
Winter Let's Make a Deal Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters
Summer The Engelbert Humperdinck Show
CBS The Jackie Gleason Show My Three Sons (15/21.8)
(Tied with Ironside and The Johnny Cash Show)
Green Acres Petticoat Junction Mannix (30/19.9)
NBC Fall The Andy Williams Show Adam-12 NBC Saturday Night at the Movies (24/20.6)
(Tied with Bewitched and The F.B.I.)
Summer Andy Williams Presents Ray Stevens

By networkEdit

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Note: The * indicates that the program was introduced in midseason.

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.

Additional sourcesEdit

  • 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 (1964). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.