1992–93 United States network television schedule

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The following is the 1992–93 network television schedule for the four major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 1992 through August 1993. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 1991–92 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football .

Contents

New 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 is not included; member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary.

Sunday

Network7:00 PM7:30 PM8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Life Goes On America's Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest People The ABC Sunday Night Movie (28/13.3)
(Tied with Matlock )
Spring America's Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest People Day One
Follow-up Dinosaurs
Summer Wild Palms America's Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest People
CBS 60 Minutes (1/21.9) Murder, She Wrote (5/17.7) CBS Sunday Movie (8/16.1)
(Tied with Cheers )
Fox Fall Great Scott! The Ben Stiller Show In Living Color Roc Married... with Children Herman's Head Flying Blind Woops!
Winter Batman: The Animated Series Shaky Ground The Ben Stiller Show
Follow-up The Edge
Spring Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Summer Danger Theatre ( The Searcher / Tropical Punch / 357 Marina del Rey ) TriBeCa (R)
NBC Fall Secret Service I Witness Video NBC Sunday Night Movie
Summer Quantum Leap (R)

Monday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Monday Night Football (7/16.7)
Follow-up FBI: The Untold Stories American Detective
WinterThe ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS Fall Evening Shade (19/14.5) Hearts Afire (20/14.3) Murphy Brown (4/17.9) Love & War (15/14.7) Northern Exposure (11/15.2)
Spring Bob
Summer Major Dad
Follow-up Big Wave Dave's
Fox Fox Night at the MoviesLocal Programming
NBC The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (16/14.6)
(Tied with Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and The Jackie Thomas Show )
Blossom (26/13.5)
(Tied with 48 Hours )
The NBC Monday Movie (24/13.9)

Tuesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Full House (10/15.8) Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (16/14.6)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Jackie Thomas Show )
Roseanne (2/20.7) Coach (6/17.5) Going to Extremes
Follow-up The Jackie Thomas Show (16/14.6)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper )
Winter Civil Wars
Spring Homefront
Follow-up Delta
Follow-up
(began August 3)
Where I Live Coach (6/17.5) Covington Cross
CBS Rescue 911 (12/15.1)
(Tied with 20/20 )
CBS Tuesday Movie (14/14.8)
Fox Winter
(began January 19)
Class of '96 Key West Local Programming
Spring TriBeCa
NBC Fall Quantum Leap Reasonable Doubts Dateline NBC
Summer Route 66 South Beach

Note: Fox added a Tuesday night lineup in January, giving it a schedule on all seven nights of the week for the first time.

Wednesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Wonder Years Doogie Howser, M.D. Home Improvement (3/19.4) Laurie Hill Civil Wars
Follow-up Coach (6/17.5)
Winter Going to Extremes
Spring Sirens
Follow-up Home Free
SummerStreet Match
CBS Fall The Hat Squad In the Heat of the Night 48 Hours (26/13.5)
(Tied with Blossom )
Winter Space Rangers
SpringHow'd They Do That?
Summer Family Dog Family Dog
Mid summer Tall Hopes The Trouble with Larry
Fox Beverly Hills, 90210 Melrose Place Local Programming
NBC Fall Unsolved Mysteries (21/14.2) Seinfeld (25/13.7) Mad About You Law & Order
Winter Homicide: Life on the Street

Thursday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Delta Room for Two Homefront Primetime Live (22/14.1)
Winter Matlock (28/13.3)
(Tied with the ABC Sunday Night Movie)
Jack's Place
Spring The Commish
CBS Fall Top Cops Street Stories with Ed Bradley Middle Ages
Follow-up Knots Landing
Spring Picket Fences
Fox Fall The Simpsons (30/13.0)
(Tied with Wings )
Martin The Heights Local Programming
Follow-up In Living Color Down the Shore
NBC Fall A Different World Rhythm & Blues Cheers (8/16.1)
(Tied with the CBS Sunday Movie)
Wings (30/13.0)
(Tied with The Simpsons )
L.A. Law
Follow-up Out All Night A Different World
Winter Cheers (Repeats) Wings (30/13.0)
(Tied with The Simpsons )
Seinfeld (25/13.7)
SpringCrime & Punishment
Follow-up Mad About You L.A. Law

Friday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Family Matters Step by Step Dinosaurs Camp Wilder 20/20 (12/15.1)
(Tied with Rescue 911 )
Spring Getting By Where I Live
Summer Dinosaurs Home Free
Follow-up Perfect Strangers
Follow-up
(began Aug. 13th)
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (16/14.6)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Jackie Thomas Show )
Step by Step Dinosaurs
CBS Fall The Golden Palace Major Dad Designing Women Bob Picket Fences
Spring Good Advice Bodies of Evidence
Follow-up Dudley
Summer Cutters Street Stories Johnny Bago
Follow-up Brooklyn Bridge
Follow-up
(Late Aug/Early Sept)
How'd They Do That? The Building The Boys Picket Fences
Fox Fall America's Most Wanted Sightings Likely Suspects Local Programming
Winter Sightings
NBC Fall Final Appeal What Happened? The Round Table I'll Fly Away
Follow-upNBC Friday Night Movie
Winter Out All Night A Different World NBC Friday Night Movie
Follow-upNBC Friday Night Movie

Saturday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Covington Cross Crossroads The Commish
Follow-upThe ABC Saturday Night Movie
Spring The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Covington Cross
Follow-upThe ABC Saturday Night Movie
CBS Fall Frannie's Turn Brooklyn Bridge Raven Angel Street
Follow-up Brooklyn Bridge Major Dad CBS Saturday Night Movie
Winter Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (23/14.0) Raven The Hat Squad
Spring Brooklyn Bridge A League of Their Own Raven
Follow-up Walker, Texas Ranger
Fox Fall COPS COPS Code 3 The Edge Local Programming
Follow-upCode 3
Summer Front Page
NBC Fall Here and Now Out All Night Empty Nest Nurses Sisters
Follow-up The Powers That Be
Winter Empty Nest (R) Nurses
Follow-up Almost Home Mad About You
May Black Tie Affair
Follow-up Sisters
Summer Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes Nurses

(*) Formerly known as The Torkelsons

By network

ABC

CBS

Fox

NBC

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.