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1995–96 United States network television schedule

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This was the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the Fall season beginning in September 1995. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New series highlighted in bold.

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

     Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.
     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.
     Orange indicates the programs in the top 40 for the season.
     Silver indicates the programs in the top 50 for the season.

Note: This is the first fall season for the WB and UPN. The schedules of either network would not be constant until fall 1999, when the WB decided to air shows from Sunday through Friday and UPN would air Monday through Friday. This is also the first television season to officially end in the month of May. From July 19 to August 4, 1996, all of NBC's primetime programming was preempted in favor of coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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

Contents

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 America's Funniest Home Videos (#70 - 8.7) America's Funniest Home Videos (#31 - 11.3) Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (#45 - 10.3) The ABC Sunday Night Movie (#40 - 10.6)
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (#9 - 14.2) Cybill (#50 - 10.0) Almost Perfect (#65 - 9.0) CBS Sunday Movie (#25 - 11.4)
Winter
Spring The Bonnie Hunt Show (#129 - 5.5)
Follow-up Murder, She Wrote (#58 - 9.5)
Fox Fall Space: Above and Beyond (#113 - 6.3) The Simpsons (#77 - 8.3) Too Something (#122 - 5.9) Married... with Children (#78 - 8.2) Misery Loves Company (#122 - 5.9) Local Programming
Follow-up Martin (#104 - 6.7) What's So Funny? (#115 - 6.2)
Mid-season The Show (#126 - 5.6) Local Heroes (#129 - 5.5)
NBC Fall Brotherly Love (#104 - 6.7) Minor Adjustments (#139 - 4.8) Mad About You (#37 - 10.8) Hope and Gloria (#98 - 7.0) NBC Sunday Night Movie (#21 - 12.2)
Winter  Various programming NewsRadio (#39 - 10.6)
Spring Dateline NBC (#90 - 7.4)
The WB Fall Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain (#156 - 1.8) Sister, Sister (#142 - 3.0) Kirk (#152 - 2.2) Simon (#160 - 1.5) Cleghorne! (#154 - 2.1) First Time Out (#158 - 1.6) Local Programming
Follow-up Kirk (#152 - 2.2) Sister, Sister (#142 - 3.0) Cleghorne! (#154 - 2.1) First Time Out (#158 - 1.6) Simon (#160 - 1.5)
Winter Repeats Kirk (#152 - 2.2) Savannah (#144 - 2.9)

On January 21, 1996, Savannah debuted as a Sunday lineup, then it was moved to Mondays for fall 1996.

MondayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Marshal (#94 - 7.2) Monday Night Football (#5 - 17.1)
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie (#46 - 10.2) Murder One (#66 - 8.9)
Follow-up Second Noah (#79 - 8.1) Various programming
Spring High Incident (#74 - 8.4)
CBS Fall The Nanny (#17 - 12.4) Can't Hurry Love (#25 - 11.4) Murphy Brown (#18 - 12.3) If Not for You (#36 - 10.9) Chicago Hope (#24 - 11.9)
Follow-up High Society (#47 - 10.2)
Spring Almost Perfect (#65 - 9.0) Good Company (#66 - 8.9)
Follow-up Dave's World (#70 - 8.7) Cybill (#50 - 10.0)
Fox Fall Melrose Place (#61 - 9.3) Partners (#131 - 5.4) Ned & Stacey (#121 - 6.0) Local Programming
Winter Ned & Stacey (#121 - 6.0) Partners (#131 - 5.4)
Spring Profit (#138 - 4.9)
Summer Repeats The Last Frontier L.A. Firefighters
NBC Fall The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (#55 - 9.6) In the House (#59 - 9.4) NBC Monday Night Movie (#14 - 12.9)
Spring Brotherly Love (#104 - 6.7)
Follow-up The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (#55 - 9.6) In the House (#59 - 9.4)
UPN Star Trek: Voyager (#134 - 5.1) Nowhere Man (#148 - 2.6) Local Programming

TuesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Roseanne (#16 - 12.5) Hudson Street (#38 - 10.7) Home Improvement (#7 - 16.2) Coach (#14 - 12.9) NYPD Blue (#10 - 14.1)
Winter Coach (#14 - 12.9) Champs (#21 - 12.2)
Follow-up Various programming
Spring The Dana Carvey Show (#32 - 11.2)
CBS The Client (#82 - 7.9) CBS Tuesday Movie (#55 - 9.6)
Fox Fox Tuesday Night Movie (#98 - 7.0) Local Programming
NBC Fall Wings (#35 - 11.0) NewsRadio (#39 - 10.6) Frasier (#11 - 13.6) The Pursuit of Happiness (#50 - 10.0) Dateline NBC (#30 - 11.3)
Follow-up The John Larroquette Show (#42 - 10.5)
Winter 3rd Rock from the Sun (#23 - 12.1)
Spring 3rd Rock from the Sun (#23 - 12.1) Wings (#35 - 11.0)
UPN Fall Deadly Games (#154 - 2.1) Live Shot (#158 - 1.6) Local Programming
Winter Moesha (#141 - 3.5) Minor Adjustments (#147 - 2.7) Various programming
Spring The Paranormal Borderline (#152 - 2.2)

WednesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Ellen (#40 - 10.6) The Drew Carey Show (#48 - 10.1) Grace Under Fire (#13 - 13.2) The Naked Truth (#28 - 11.4) Primetime Live (#19 - 12.3)
Winter The Faculty (#61 - 9.3) Buddies (#64 - 9.1)
Spring The Drew Carey Show (#48 - 10.1) The Faculty (#61 - 9.3)
CBS Fall Bless This House (#87 - 7.5) Dave's World (#70 - 8.7) Central Park West (#115 - 6.2) Courthouse (#117 - 6.1)
Follow-up Dave's World (#70 - 8.7) Bless This House (#87 - 7.5) CBS Wednesday Movie (#70 - 8.7)
Winter Matt Waters (#87 - 7.5) American Gothic (#108 - 6.6)
Spring The Louie Show (#86 - 7.6) CBS Wednesday Movie (#70 - 8.7)
Follow-up My Guys (#133 - 5.3)
Follow-up Various programming
Fox Beverly Hills, 90210 (#53 - 9.8) Party of Five (#96 - 7.1) Local Programming
NBC Fall seaQuest 2032 (#117 - 6.1) Dateline NBC (#29 - 11.3) Law & Order (#27 - 11.4)
Winter JAG (#79 - 8.1)
The WB Sister, Sister (#142 - 3.0) The Parent 'Hood (#142 - 3.0) The Wayans Bros. (#144 - 2.9) Unhappily Ever After (#150 - 2.5) Local Programming

ThursdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Charlie Grace (#108 - 6.6) The Monroes (#126 - 5.6) Murder One (#66 - 8.9)
Follow-up Various programming The ABC Thursday Night Movie (#84 - 7.7)
Spring World's Funniest Videos (#90 - 7.4) Before They Were Stars (#90 - 7.4)
CBS Fall Murder, She Wrote (#58 - 9.5) New York News (#113 - 6.3) 48 Hours (#83 - 7.8)
Winter Rescue 911 (#84 - 7.7)
Fox Living Single (#111 - 6.5) The Crew (#111 - 6.5) New York Undercover (#102 - 6.9) Local Programming
NBC Fall Friends (#3 - 18.7) The Single Guy (#6 - 16.7) Seinfeld (#2 - 21.2) Caroline in the City (#4 - 17.9) ER (#1 - 22.0)
Spring Boston Common (#8 - 15.6)

FridayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Family Matters (#43 - 10.5) Boy Meets World (#49 - 10.1) Step By Step (#54 - 9.7) Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (#61 - 9.3) 20/20 (#12 - 13.6)
Spring Muppets Tonight (#74 - 8.4) Aliens in the Family (#81 - 8.0) Step By Step (#54 - 9.7)
Follow-up Boy Meets World (#49 - 10.1) Step By Step (#54 - 9.7) Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (#61 - 9.3)
CBS Fall Dweebs (#122 - 5.9) Bonnie (#74 - 8.4) Picket Fences (#98 - 7.0) American Gothic (#108 - 6.6)
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Diagnosis: Murder (#69 - 8.8) Due South (#94 - 7.2) Picket Fences (#98 - 7.0)
Spring Nash Bridges (#73 - 8.6)
Fox Fall Strange Luck (#117 - 6.1) The X-Files (#50 - 10.0) Local Programming
Spring Sliders (#122 - 5.9)
NBC Unsolved Mysteries (#59 - 9.4) Dateline NBC (#44 - 10.3) Homicide: Life on the Street (#66 - 8.9)

SaturdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Jeff Foxworthy Show (#96 - 7.1) Maybe This Time (#108 - 6.6) ABC Saturday Night at the Movies (#98 - 7.0)
Winter Hudson Street (#38 - 10.7)
Follow-up Various programming
CBS Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (#55 - 9.6) Touched by an Angel (#34 - 11.1) Walker, Texas Ranger (#20 - 12.3)
Fox Martin (#104 - 6.7) The Preston Episodes (#140 - 4.1) COPS (#117 - 6.1) America's Most Wanted (#104 - 6.7) Local Programming
NBC Fall JAG (#79 - 8.1) The John Larroquette Show (#42 - 10.5) The Home Court (#134 - 5.1) Sisters (#103 - 6.8)
Winter Hope & Gloria (#98 - 7.0)
Spring Malibu Shores (#131 - 5.4)

Note: JAG was on Saturdays until February 3, 1996; then, on March 13, 1996, NBC moved the show to Wednesdays.

Pickups and ShowsEdit

Full Season ShowsEdit

ABC

  • 20/20
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • Boy Meets World
  • Champs
  • Charlie Grace
  • Coach
  • The Commish
  • The Drew Carey Show
  • Ellen
  • Family Matters
  • Grace Under Fire
  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
  • High Incident
  • Home Improvement
  • Hudson Street
  • The Jeff Foxxworthy Show
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • The Marshal
  • Maybe This Time
  • Monday Night Football
  • The Monroes
  • Murder One
  • The Naked Truth
  • NYPD Blue
  • Primetime
  • Roseanne
  • Second Noah
  • Step by Step
  • Turning Point

CBS

  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Almost Perfect
  • American Gothic
  • Bless This House
  • The Bonnie Hunt Show
  • Can't Hurry Love
  • Central Park West
  • Chicago Hope
  • The Client
  • Courthouse
  • Cybill
  • Diagnosis Murder
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • Due South
  • Dweebs
  • High Society
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Murphy Brown
  • The Nanny
  • Nash Bridges
  • New York News
  • Picket Fences
  • Rescue 911
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Walker, Texas, Ranger

Fox

  • America's Most Wanted
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • COPS
  • The Crew
  • Dream On
  • Encounters: The Hidden Truth
  • L.A. Firefighters
  • Living Single
  • Married... with Children
  • Martin
  • Melrose Place
  • Misery Loves Company
  • Ned & Stacey
  • New York Undercover
  • Partners
  • Party of Five
  • The Preston Episodes
  • Profit
  • Sightings
  • The Simpsons
  • Sliders
  • Space: Above and Beyond
  • Strange Luck
  • Time Warped
  • Too Something
  • The X-Files

NBC

  • 3rd Rock from The Sun
  • Boston Common
  • Brotherly Love
  • Caroline In The City
  • Dateline NBC
  • ER
  • Fraiser
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Friends
  • The Home Court
  • Homicide: Life on the Street
  • Hope and Gloria
  • In The House
  • JAG
  • The John Larroquette Show
  • Law and Order
  • Mad About You
  • NewsRadio
  • Out All Night
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • seaQuest 2032
  • Seinfeld
  • The Single Guy
  • Sisters
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Wings

UPN

  • Deadly Games
  • Live Shot
  • Moesha
  • Nowhere Man
  • The Sentinel
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Swift Justice

The WB

  • Cleghorne!
  • First Time Out
  • Full House
  • Kirk
  • The Parent 'Hood
  • Savannah
  • Simon
  • Sister, Sister
  • Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brian
  • Unhappily Ever After
  • The Wayans Bros.

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.