1998-99 United States Network Television Schedule
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1998%E2%80%9399 United States Network Television Schedule

The 1998-99 network television schedule for the six major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers prime time hours from September 1998 to August 1999. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

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

Sunday

Monday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Monday Night Football (#4/14.9)
Winter 20/20 The ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS Fall Cosby The King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond (#11/10.6) The Brian Benben Show L.A. Doctors
Follow-up Becker (#19/9.7)
(Tied with Dateline NBC and the CBS Tuesday Movie)
Summer 48 Hours
August The King of Queens Thanks
Fox Fall Melrose Place Ally McBeal (#23/9.6) Local Programming
Summer That '70s Show That '70s Show
NBC Fall Suddenly Susan Conrad Bloom Caroline in the City Will & Grace Dateline NBC (#19/9.7)
(Tied with Becker and The CBS Tuesday Movie)
Follow-up Caroline in the City Mad About You Conrad Bloom
Winter Working
Spring Law & Order (Repeats)
Follow-up Mad About You The NBC Monday Movie
Summer Suddenly Susan Suddenly Susan Mad About You Mad About You Dateline NBC (#19/9.7)
(Tied with Becker and The CBS Tuesday Movie)
Mid-Summer Veronica's Closet Law & Order
UPN Fall Guys Like Us DiResta The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer Malcolm & Eddie Local Programming
Follow-up Malcolm & Eddie Guys Like Us Malcolm & Eddie DiResta
Winter Dilbert DiResta The Sentinel
March Redhanded
April Home Movies
June Power Play
Follow-up Dilbert Redhanded Redhanded
July The Sentinel Seven Days
August Moesha Malcolm & Eddie Moesha Between Brothers
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Hyperion Bay
Follow-up Dawson's Creek
Winter Hyperion Bay
Spring Rescue 77
May Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Summer Rescue 77
Mid-Summer Movie Stars Katie Joplin

Note: UPN only broadcast the first two episodes of Power Play.

Tuesday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Home Improvement (#10/11.0) The Hughleys Spin City (#25/9.2)
(Tied with Walker, Texas Ranger and Dateline NBC)
Sports Night NYPD Blue (#12/10.5)
Spring Strange World
Follow-up NYPD Blue (#12/10.5)
Mid-Summer Spin City It's Like, You Know... Dharma & Greg
CBS Fall JAG (#16/9.8)
(Tied with Providence and 20/20)
CBS Tuesday Movie (#19/9.7)
(Tied with Dateline NBC and Becker)
Summer 60 Minutes II 48 Hours
Fox Fall King of the Hill Costello Guinness World Records Primetime Local Programming
Follow-up King of the Hill
December Holding the Baby
Winter The PJs
Spring Futurama The PJs King of the Hill
Summer Guinness World Records Primetime Fox Files
NBC Fall Mad About You Encore! Encore! Just Shoot Me! Working Dateline NBC (#19/9.7)
(Tied with Becker and the CBS Tuesday Movie)
Winter 3rd Rock from the Sun NewsRadio Will & Grace
Spring Frasier 3rd Rock from the Sun Everything's Relative
Summer 3rd Rock from the Sun NewsRadio Will & Grace
Mid-Summer Just Shoot Me! 3rd Rock from the Sun
UPN Fall Moesha Clueless Mercy Point Local Programming
Follow-up America's Greatest Pets Reunited
Winter Malcolm & Eddie Between Brothers
Spring Family Rules
Follow-up Clueless
The WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Felicity

NOTE: On Fox, Brimstone was supposed to premiere 9-10, but it was moved up to Friday.

Wednesday

Thursday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Vengeance Unlimited ABC Thursday Night Movie
Follow-up NYPD Blue
Winter Vengeance Unlimited
Follow-up Cupid The Practice
Spring America's Funniest Home Videos The Drew Carey Show (Repeats) Spin City (Repeats)
Summer ABC Thursday Night Movie Vanished
CBS Fall Promised Land Diagnosis: Murder (#30/9.0)
(Tied with 60 Minutes II)
48 Hours
Winter Diagnosis: Murder (#30/9.0)
(Tied with 60 Minutes II)
Turks
Spring Promised Land
Follow-up Diagnosis: Murder (#30/9.0)
(Tied with 60 Minutes II)
Fox Fall World's Wildest Police Videos Fox Files Local Programming
Summer Family Guy The PJs
NBC Fall Friends (#2/15.7) Jesse (#5/13.7)
(Tied with Veronica's Closet)
Frasier (#3/15.6) Veronica's Closet (#5/13.7)
(Tied with Jesse)
ER (#1/17.8)
Spring Will & Grace
Summer Jesse (#5/13.7)
(Tied with Veronica's Closet)
Will & Grace
UPN UPN Thursday Night at the Movies Local Programming
The WB Fall The Wayans Bros. The Jamie Foxx Show The Steve Harvey Show For Your Love
Spring Smart Guy
Follow-up The Wayans Bros.

Note: On Fox, Hollyweird was supposed to premiere 9:00-10:00 but it was canceled due to a conflict with Shaun Cassidy.

Friday

Note: On Fox, the one-hour drama Brimstone premiered at 8:00 on October 23, 1998.

Saturday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall America's Funniest Home Videos Fantasy Island Cupid
Winter The ABC Saturday Night Movie Fantasy Island
Follow-up Various programming
Spring America's Funniest Home Videos The Big Moment The ABC Saturday Night Movie
CBS Fall Early Edition Martial Law Walker, Texas Ranger (#25/9.2)
(Tied with Spin City and Dateline NBC)
Spring Sons of Thunder
Follow-up Walker, Texas Ranger (#25/9.2)
(Tied with Spin City and Dateline NBC)
Fox COPS COPS America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Local Programming
NBC Fall Wind on Water The Pretender Profiler
Follow Up The Pretender (Repeats) / NBC Specials

By network

ABC

CBS

Fox

NBC

UPN

The WB

Returning series

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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