1994–95 United States network television schedule

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The following is the 1994–95 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 1994 through August 1995. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 1993–94 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football . This was the first season to feature the United Paramount Network and The WB Television Network, as both launched in January 1995. Both networks would ultimately shutdown and form The CW in September 2006.

Contents

New series highlighted in bold.

Each of the 30 highest-rated shows is listed with its rank and rating in parenthesis (#rank / 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.

Other Legend

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 America's Funniest Home Videos On Our Own Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman The ABC Sunday Night Movie (#23/12.7)
Winter America's Funniest Home Videos
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (#6/17.2) Murder, She Wrote (#8/15.6)
(Tied with Friends )
CBS Sunday Movie (#18/13.7)
June The Wright Verdicts
Follow Up Murder, She Wrote (#8/15.6)
(Tied with Friends )
Fox Fall Fortune Hunter The Simpsons Hardball Married... with Children Wild Oats Local Programming
Follow Up Encounters: The Hidden Truth The Simpsons (Repeats) The George Carlin Show
Winter The Simpsons (Repeats) Get Smart House of Buggin' Dream On
Spring Encounters: The Hidden Truth The Critic
MayVarious Specials Married... with Children (Repeats)
Summer Sliders My Wildest Dreams
Follow Up Living Single The George Carlin Show
NBC Fall Earth 2 seaQuest DSV NBC Sunday Night Movie (#28/12.0)
SummerTime Life's Lost Civilizations

NOTE: The Great Defender aired its pilot episode on FOX at 7pm ET on March 5, 1995. FOX cancelled the show before the 2nd episode aired. Episodes already made before being cancelled aired on Mondays in the summer.

Monday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Coach Blue Skies ABC's Monday Night Football (#5/17.7)
Follow Up Coach (Repeats)
Winter A Whole New Ballgame The ABC Monday Night Movie (#29/11.7)
(Tied with Chicago Hope , The Martin Short Show and Primetime Live )
SpringVarious Specials and America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeats)
Summer The Marshal
CBS Fall The Nanny (#24/12.5) Dave's World (#21/12.9) Murphy Brown (#16/14.1) Love & War Northern Exposure
Winter Cybill (#22/12.8) Chicago Hope (#29/11.7)
(Tied with The ABC Monday Night Movie, The Martin Short Show and Primetime Live )
Fox Fall Melrose Place Party of Five Local Programming
Winter Models Inc.
Spring Medicine Ball
June Models Inc. Dream On Dream On
July Encounters: The Hidden Truth The Great Defender
August New York Undercover
NBC Fall The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Blossom The NBC Monday Movie (#19/13.6)
Spring In the House
Summer The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Mid-Summer In the House
UPN (launched January 16, 1995)Winter Star Trek: Voyager Platypus Man Pig Sty Local Programming
Spring Pig Sty Platypus Man
Mid-Summer Legend

Tuesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Full House (#25/12.4) Me and the Boys (#20/13.1) Home Improvement (#3/19.5) Grace Under Fire (#4/18.6) NYPD Blue (#7/16.5)
Spring Thunder Alley Ellen
Summer Coach
August Roseanne
CBS Fall Rescue 911 CBS Tuesday Movie
Spring Under One Roof
Follow Up Rescue 911
Fox Fox Tuesday Night MovieLocal Programming
NBC Fall Wings (#26/12.3) The Martin Short Show (#29/11.7)
(Tied with Chicago Hope , the ABC Monday Night Movie and Primetime Live )
Frasier (#15/14.3) The John Larroquette Show Dateline NBC
Follow Up Mad About You (Repeats)
Winter Something Wilder
Spring NewsRadio Pride & Joy
Follow Up The John Larroquette Show
Summer Pride & Joy
Mid-Summer NewsRadio
UPN (launched January 17, 1995)Winter Marker The Watcher Local Programming
Spring Legend Marker

Wednesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Thunder Alley All-American Girl Roseanne (#10/15.5) Ellen* (#13/14.8) Turning Point
Follow Up Sister, Sister
Winter Primetime Live (#29/11.7)
(Tied with Chicago Hope , the ABC Monday Night Movie and The Martin Short Show )
Spring Roseanne (#10/15.5) Ellen (#13/14.8) Grace Under Fire (#4/18.6) Coach
Summer Me and the Boys Roseanne
August Grace Under Fire All-American Girl
CBS Fall The Boys Are Back Daddy's Girls Touched by an Angel 48 Hours
Follow Up The Nanny (Repeats) The Boys Are Back
Winter Women of the House Hearts Afire Double Rush Love & War Northern Exposure
Follow UpVarious Specials & CBS Wednesday Movie
Spring The George Wendt Show Double Rush CBS Wednesday Movie
Summer Christy Northern Exposure Under Suspicion
Follow Up The Nanny Dave's World CBS Wednesday Movie
Fox Fall Beverly Hills, 90210 Models Inc. Local Programming
Winter Party of Five
Spring Sliders
Summer Party of Five
NBC Fall The Cosby Mysteries Dateline NBC Law & Order (#27/12.2)
Mid-SpringVarious Specials
SummerHigh Sierra Search and Rescue
AugustVarious Specials
The WB (launched January 11, 1995)Winter The Wayans Bros. The Parent 'Hood Unhappily Ever After Muscle Local Programming
Summer The Parent 'Hood The Wayans Bros. Unhappily Ever After
August Sister, Sister

(*) The WB premiered a New Comedy Wednesday Line-Up

Thursday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall My So-Called Life McKenna Primetime Live (#29/11.7)
(Tied with Chicago Hope , the ABC Monday Night Movie and The Martin Short Show )
Follow Up Matlock
Winter Day One
Spring Matlock The Commish
Follow Up Extreme
SummerABC Thursday Night Movie
Mid-Summer Matlock McKenna
CBS Fall Due South Eye to Eye with Connie Chung Chicago Hope (#29/11.7)
(Tied with the ABC Monday Night Movie, The Martin Short Show and Primetime Live )
Follow Up Chicago Hope' (#29/11.7)
(Tied with the ABC Monday Night Movie, The Martin Short Show and Primetime Live )
Eye to Eye with Connie Chung
Winter Eye to Eye with Connie Chung 48 Hours
Summer Burke's Law
Mid-Summer Murder, She Wrote
Fox Fall Martin Living Single New York Undercover Local Programming
Mid-Summer Living Single Martin
NBC Fall Mad About You (#11/15.2) Friends (#8/15.6)
(Tied with Murder, She Wrote )
Seinfeld (#1/20.6) Madman of the People (#12/14.9) ER (#2/20.0)
Spring Hope & Gloria (#14/14.6) Friends (#8/15.6)
(Tied with Murder, She Wrote )
Mid-Summer Friends (#8/15.6)
(Tied with Murder, She Wrote )
Mad About You (#11/15.2)

Friday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Family Matters Boy Meets World Step by Step Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 20/20 (#17/14.0)
Spring Sister, Sister On Our Own
Follow Up Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
May/Summer Boy Meets World
CBS Fall Diagnosis: Murder Under Suspicion Picket Fences
Spring The Wright Verdicts
Follow Up Burke's Law
Summer Due South
Mid-Summer Black Fox
August Picket Fences Picket Fences
Fox Fall M.A.N.T.I.S. The X-Files Local Programming
Spring VR.5
Summer Encounters: The Hidden Truth
Follow Up Tales from the Crypt Tales from the Crypt
Mid-Summer TV Nation
NBC Fall Unsolved Mysteries Dateline NBC Homicide: Life on the Street
August Baseball Night in America (August-September)

Saturday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC FallABC Family Movie The Commish
Spring The Marshal
Summer Me and the Boys Bringing up Jack ABC Saturday Night Movie
Late summer Baseball Night in America (July-August)
CBS Fall Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Hearts Afire Walker, Texas Ranger
Winter The Boys Are Back The 5 Mrs. Buchanans
Follow Up Touched by an Angel
Spring The Office The 5 Mrs. Buchanans
Summer Touched by an Angel
Fox COPS COPS America's Most Wanted Local Programming
NBC Fall Something Wilder Empty Nest Sweet Justice Sisters
Follow Up Empty Nest Empty Nest (Repeats)
Winter The Mommies
Spring Amazing Grace
MayNBC Saturday Night Movies
Summer Empty Nest Empty Nest The John Larroquette Show The John Larroquette Show Law & Order

By network

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NBC

UPN

The WB

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.