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1973–74 United States network television schedule

This was the television schedule on all three networks for the fall season beginning in September 1973. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with a few exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

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.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.

Contents

SundayEdit

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The F.B.I. The ABC Sunday Night Movie (23/20.7)
(Tied with Adam-12)
Local
CBS Fall The New Perry Mason Mannix Barnaby Jones (17/21.4)
(Tied with Good Times)
Follow-up Apple's Way
Summer 60 Minutes
NBC The Wonderful World of Disney (12/22.3)
(Tied with The Bob Newhart Show)
NBC Sunday Mystery Movie (Columbo / McCloud / McMillan and Wife / Hec Ramsey) (14/22.2)

Note: 60 Minutes aired at 6:00-7:00 pm on CBS from January to June 1974.

MondayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Rookies (25/20.3) Monday Night Football (19/21.2)
(Tied with The CBS Friday Night Movie)
Winter ABC Monday Movie (26/20.2)
CBS Gunsmoke (15/22.1) Here's Lucy (29/20.0) The New Dick Van Dyke Show Medical Center
NBC Fall Lotsa Luck Diana NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Winter The Magician
Summer The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola (8:00) / Monday Night Baseball (8:15)

TuesdayEdit

WednesdayEdit

ThursdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Toma Kung Fu (27/20.1)
(Tied with The Carol Burnett Show)
The Streets of San Francisco (22/20.8)
Winter Chopper One Firehouse
CBS The Waltons (2/28.1) CBS Thursday Night Movie (30/19.9)
NBC Fall The Flip Wilson Show Ironside NBC Follies
Winter Music Country USA
Summer The Dean Martin Comedy World

FridayEdit

SaturdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Partridge Family ABC Suspense Movie Griff
Winter Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
CBS Fall All in the Family (1/31.2) M*A*S*H (4/25.7) The Mary Tyler Moore Show (9/23.1)
(Tied with Cannon)
The Bob Newhart Show (12/22.3)
(Tied with The Wonderful World of Disney)
The Carol Burnett Show (27/20.1)
(Tied with Kung Fu)
Summer Barnaby Jones
NBC Emergency! NBC Saturday Night at the Movies

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 (1985). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.