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1984–85 United States network television schedule

This was the television schedule on all three networks for the fall season beginning in September 1984. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain 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.

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 Fall Ripley's Believe It or Not! Hardcastle and McCormick The ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.5)
Follow-up The ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.5) / Specials / Miniseries
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (4/22.2) Murder, She Wrote (8/20.1) The Jeffersons Alice Trapper John, M.D. (29/16.8)
Winter Crazy Like a Fox (10/19.9)
(Tied with Falcon Crest)
NBC Silver Spoons Punky Brewster Knight Rider NBC Sunday Night Movie

Note: Beginning December 16, ABC's Sunday schedule between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. varied, consisting of three-hour broadcasts of The ABC Sunday Night Movie, two-hour broadcasts of The ABC Sunday Night Movie starting at 8:00 p.m. with specials airing at 10:00 p.m., specials airing at 8:00 p.m. followed by a two-hour broadcast of The ABC Sunday Night Movie starting at 9:00 p.m., or miniseries or sports programming during the entire three-hour block.

MondayEdit

TuesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders Three's a Crowd Paper Dolls Jessie
Follow-up Three's a Crowd Who's the Boss? Glitter Paper Dolls
Winter MacGruder and Loud Call to Glory
Follow-up Moonlighting
Summer Life's Most Embarrassing Moments
CBS Fall AfterMASH E/R The CBS Tuesday Night Movies
Winter The Jeffersons Alice
Spring The Lucie Arnaz Show The Jeffersons
Summer The Jeffersons Alice
NBC The A-Team (6/21.9) Riptide (14/19.2) Remington Steele (25/17.0) (Tied with Monday Night Football and Webster)

WednesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Fall Guy (22/17.1)
(Tied with Scarecrow & Mrs. King and TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes)
Dynasty (1/25.0) Hotel (12/19.7)
(Tied with Cheers)
Summer Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action
CBS Fall Charles in Charge Dreams The CBS Wednesday Night Movies
Follow-up E/R
Spring Double Dare
Follow-up I Had Three Wives
NBC Fall Highway to Heaven (19/17.7) The Facts of Life It's Your Move St. Elsewhere
Winter Sara
Summer Double Trouble

ThursdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall People Do the Craziest Things Who's the Boss? Glitter 20/20
Follow-up The ABC Thursday Night Movie
Spring Wildside Eye to Eye
Follow-up Street Hawk Specials
Summer The ABC Thursday Night Movie
CBS Magnum, P.I. (15/19.1) Simon & Simon (7/21.8) Knots Landing (9/20.0)
NBC The Cosby Show (3/24.2) Family Ties (5/22.1) Cheers (12/19.7)
(Tied with Hotel)
Night Court (20/17.6) Hill Street Blues (27/16.6)

FridayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Benson Webster (25/17.0)
(Tied with Monday Night Football and Remington Steele)
Hawaiian Heat Matt Houston
Winter Street Hawk
Spring Webster Mr. Belvedere Benson Off the Rack
Follow-up Me and Mom
Summer The Comedy Factory Life's Most Embarrassing Moments
CBS Fall The Dukes of Hazzard Dallas (2/24.7) Falcon Crest (10/19.9)
(Tied with Crazy Like a Fox)
Spring Detective in the House
Summer The Dukes of Hazzard
NBC Fall V Hunter Miami Vice
Winter Codename: Foxfire V
Spring The Best Times Half Nelson

SaturdayEdit

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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.