1974-75 United States Network Television Schedule
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1974%E2%80%9375 United States Network Television Schedule

This was the television schedule on all three commercial United States television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1974. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with a few exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

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.

Sunday

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Local 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 Manhattan Transfer 60 Minutes
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

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 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

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 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

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 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

Friday

Saturday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The New Land Kung Fu Nakia
Follow-up Movie special
Winter Kung Fu ABC Saturday Night at the Movies
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 The Dick Cavett Show
NBC Emergency! (30/20.0) NBC Saturday Night at the Movies

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.

Additional sources

  • Castleman, H. & Podrazik, W. (1982). Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television. New York: McGraw-Hill. 314 pp.
  • McNeil, Alex. Total Television. Fourth edition. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  • Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1985). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.

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