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1990–91 United States network television schedule

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This was the television schedule on all four networks for the fall season beginning in September 1990. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

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

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.

Contents

SundayEdit

MondayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall MacGyver Monday Night Football (#9/16.6)
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS Fall Uncle Buck Major Dad (#21/14.9)
(Tied with In the Heat of the Night)
Murphy Brown (#6/16.9) Designing Women (#10/16.5)
(Tied with The Golden Girls)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
Follow-up Evening Shade
Spring Northern Exposure
Summer The Family Man
Fox Fox Night at the Movies Local Programming
NBC Fall The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ferris Bueller NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Winter Blossom

TuesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Who's the Boss? (#19/15.0)
(Tied with The CBS Sunday Movie)
Head of the Class (#26/14.5) Roseanne (#3/18.1) Coach (#18/15.3) thirtysomething
Winter Davis Rules (#27/14.3)
(Tied with Growing Pains and Baby Talk)
Spring Eddie Dodd
Follow-up Baby Talk (#27/14.3)
(Tied with Growing Pains and Davis Rules)
Stat thirtysomething
Summer Head of the Class (#26/14.5) Coach (#18/15.3)
CBS Rescue 911 CBS Tuesday Night Movie
NBC Fall Matlock (#17/15.5) In the Heat of the Night (#21/14.9)
(Tied with Major Dad)
Law & Order
Spring Shannon's Deal
Summer Law & Order

WednesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Wonder Years (#30/14.2) Growing Pains (#27/14.3)
(Tied with Baby Talk and Davis Rules)
Doogie Howser, M.D. (#24/14.7) Married People Cop Rock
Winter Equal Justice
Follow-up Anything But Love
Spring My Life and Times Gabriel's Fire
Summer The Man in the Family
Follow-up Davis Rules (#27/14.3)
(Tied with Growing Pains and Baby Talk)
CBS Fall Lenny Doctor Doctor Jake and the Fatman Top Cops
Follow-up 48 Hours WIOU
Winter Various programming
Spring Various programming 48 Hours
NBC Fall Unsolved Mysteries (#16/15.7) The Fanelli Boys Dear John Hunter
Follow-up Dear John The Fanelli Boys
Winter Night Court Seinfeld
Spring Dear John Quantum Leap

ThursdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Father Dowling Mysteries Gabriel's Fire Primetime Live
Spring Twin Peaks
CBS Fall Top Cops The Flash Doctor Doctor Knots Landing
Winter Good Sports
Follow-up Top Cops The Flash
Spring The Antagonists
Fox The Simpsons Babes Beverly Hills, 90210 Local Programing
NBC Fall The Cosby Show (#5/17.1) A Different World (#4/17.5) Cheers (#1/21.3) Grand (#25/14.6) L.A. Law (#23/14.8)
Mid-season Wings
Spring Seinfeld

FridayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Full House (#14/15.9) Family Matters (#15/15.8) Perfect Strangers Going Places 20/20
Spring Baby Talk (#27/14.3)
(Tied with Growing Pains and Davis Rules)
Follow-up Dinosaurs Family Matters (#15/15.8) Perfect Strangers
Summer Hi Honey, I'm Home!
CBS Fall Evening Shade Bagdad Café Over My Dead Body Dallas
Follow-up Uncle Buck
Winter Guns of Paradise Dallas Sons & Daughters
Spring True Detectives
Fox Fall America's Most Wanted DEA Local Programming
Follow-up Against the Law
Spring DEA
NBC Fall Quantum Leap Night Court Wings Midnight Caller
Winter Dark Shadows
Spring Various programming Hunter Dark Shadows
Follow-up The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage Midnight Caller

SaturdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Young Riders China Beach Twin Peaks
Winter Under Cover
Spring The ABC Saturday Night Movie
CBS Fall The Family Man The Hogan Family E.A.R.T.H. Force 48 Hours
Follow-up Various programming Broken Badges Wiseguy
Follow-up You Take the Kids Lenny CBS Saturday Movie
Winter Uncle Buck
Spring The Flash
Fox Totally Hidden Video Haywire COPS American Chronicles Local Programming
NBC Fall Parenthood Working It Out The Golden Girls (#10/16.5)
(Tied with Designing Women)
Empty Nest (#7/16.7)
(Tied with America's Funniest Home Videos)
Carol & Company American Dreamer
Winter Amen The Fanelli Boys
Follow-up Dear John
Spring Down Home

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.