1974–75 United States network television schedule

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The following is the 1974–75 network television schedule for the three major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 1974 through August 1975. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 1973–74 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football .

Contents

New fall series are highlighted in bold. Series ending their original runs are in italics.

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.

This is the last of the four seasons to carry a 21-hour (three hours every day) weekly prime time schedule, which was used from 1971 to 1975.

Sunday

Network7:30 PM8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC FallLocal The Sonny Comedy Revue The ABC Sunday Night Movie
Winter The Six Million Dollar Man The ABC Sunday Night Movie Local
CBS Fall Apple's Way Kojak (14/23.3) Mannix (20/21.6)
(Tied with Cannon )
Winter Cher (22/21.3)
(Tied with The Streets of San Francisco and NBC Sunday Mystery Movie)
Summer Joey & Dad 60 Minutes
Follow-up Manhattan Transfer
NBC The Wonderful World of Disney (18/22.0)
(Tied with The Rookies )
NBC Sunday Mystery Movie (Columbo / McCloud / McMillan & Wife / Amy Prentiss ) (22/21.3)
(Tied with Cher and The Streets of San Francisco )

Note: 60 Minutes aired at 6:00-7:00 pm on CBS from September 1974 to June 1975.

Monday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Rookies (18/22.0)
(Tied with The Wonderful World of Disney)
ABC NFL Monday Night Football
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie
Follow-up S.W.A.T. (16/22.6) Caribe
CBS Gunsmoke (28/20.5) Maude (9/24.9) Rhoda (6/26.3) Medical Center (27/20.6)
NBC Fall Born Free NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Winter The Smothers Brothers Show
Summer The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola (8:00) / Monday Night Baseball (8:15)

Tuesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Happy Days ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week Marcus Welby, M.D.
CBS Good Times (7/25.8) M*A*S*H (5/27.4) Hawaii Five-O (10/24.8) Barnaby Jones
NBC Adam-12 NBC World Premiere Movie Police Story

Wednesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall That's My Mama ABC Wednesday Movie of the Week Get Christie Love!
Spring Baretta
Summer The Jim Stafford Show
CBS Fall Sons and Daughters Cannon (20/21.6)
(Tied with Mannix )
The Manhunter
Winter Tony Orlando and Dawn (25/20.7)
(Tied with Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers )
Spring Dan August
Summer Mannix
NBC Little House on the Prairie (13/23.5) Lucas Tanner Petrocelli

Note: Dan August consisted of reruns of the 1970-1971 ABC series.

Thursday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Odd Couple Paper Moon The Streets of San Francisco (22/21.3)
(Tied with Cher and The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie)
Harry O
Winter Barney Miller Karen
Summer The Texas Wheelers
Follow-up Almost Anything Goes!
CBS The Waltons (8/25.5) CBS Thursday Night Movie
NBC Fall Sierra Ironside Movin' On
Winter The Mac Davis Show Archer
Spring Sunshine The Bob Crane Show The Mac Davis Show
Summer The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show NBC Thursday Night at the Movies
Follow-up Ben Vereen...Comin' At Ya

Friday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Kodiak The Six Million Dollar Man The Texas Wheelers Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Follow-up Kung Fu The Six Million Dollar Man
Winter Kolchak: The Night Stalker Hot L Baltimore The Odd Couple Baretta
Spring Get Christie Love!
CBS Fall Planet of the Apes The CBS Friday Night Movies
Winter Khan!
Spring The Friday Comedy Special We'll Get By
SummerSpecials
NBC Sanford and Son (2/29.6) Chico and the Man (3/28.5) The Rockford Files (12/23.7) Police Woman (15/22.8)

Saturday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall The New Land Kung Fu Nakia
Follow-upMovie special
Winter Kung Fu The ABC Saturday Night Movie
Summer Keep on Truckin'
CBS Fall All in the Family (1/30.2) Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (25/20.7)
(Tied with Tony Orlando and Dawn )
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (11/24.0) The Bob Newhart Show (17/22.4) The Carol Burnett Show (29/20.4)
Winter The Jeffersons (4/27.6)
Summer Moses the Lawgiver
Follow-up The Dick Cavett Show
NBC Emergency! (30/20.0) NBC Saturday Night at the Movies

By network

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

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References

  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.

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