1984–85 United States network television schedule

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The following is the 1984–85 network television schedule for the three major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 1984 through August 1985. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 1983–84 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football .

Contents

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.

Sunday

Network7:00 PM7:30 PM8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 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.

Monday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Call to Glory ABC NFL Monday Night Football (25/17.0)
(Tied with Remington Steele and Webster )
Follow-up Hardcastle and McCormick
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie
Summer Monday Night Baseball
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King (22/17.1)
(Tied with TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes and The Fall Guy )
Kate & Allie (17/18.3) Newhart (16/18.4) Cagney & Lacey (28/16.9)
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (22/17.1)
(Tied with Scarecrow and Mrs. King and The Fall Guy )
NBC Monday Night at the Movies (18/18.2)

Tuesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 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 )

Wednesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 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 )
SummerRock '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

Thursday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC FallPeople Do the Craziest Things Who's the Boss? Glitter 20/20
Follow-upThe ABC Thursday Night Movie
Spring Wildside Eye to Eye
Follow-upVariousVarious Street Hawk
SummerThe 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 (30/16.6)

Friday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 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
SummerThe Comedy Factory Webster
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
WinterCodename: Foxfire V
Spring The Best Times Half Nelson

Saturday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC T. J. Hooker The Love Boat Finder of Lost Loves
CBS Fall Airwolf Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Cover Up
Winter Otherworld Airwolf
Spring Charles in Charge E/R
Follow-up Cover Up Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
Summer Airwolf Various
NBC Fall Diff'rent Strokes Gimme a Break! Partners in Crime Hot Pursuit
Follow-up Double Trouble Gimme a Break! Spencer Partners in Crime
Winter It's Your Move Berrenger's
Spring Under One Roof Hunter
SummerOur Time It's Your Move Mama's Family
Follow-up Diff'rent Strokes Our Time
Follow-up Gimme a Break! The Facts of Life Our Time

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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.