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This was the television schedule on all three networks for the fall season beginning in September 1966. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

New fall series are highlighted in bold.

The highest-rated show for the year is colored in lime. The top ten highest-rated shows are colored in yellow. The top 20 highest-rated shows are colored in cyan. The top 30 highest-rated shows are colored in magenta.

Note: This is the first full season in which practically all prime time programs were broadcast in color.

Sunday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea The F.B.I. The ABC Sunday Night Movie #28 20.39 rating
CBS Lassie It's About Time The Ed Sullivan Show #13 22.79 rating The Garry Moore Show Candid Camera What's My Line?
NBC 6:30 The Bell Telephone Hour / Actuality Specials Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color #19 21.49 rating Hey, Landlord Bonanza #1 29.09 rating The Andy Williams Show

Note: On CBS, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour #16 (22.19 rating) premiered on February 5, 1967, from 9–10 p.m., thus giving the first serious challenge to Bonanza's ratings.

Monday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Iron Horse The Rat Patrol #24 20.89 rating The Felony Squad Peyton Place The Big Valley
CBS Gilligan's Island Run, Buddy, Run The Lucy Show #4 26.19 rating The Andy Griffith Show #3 27.39 rating Family Affair #15 22.59 rating The Jean Arthur Show I've Got a Secret
NBC The Monkees I Dream of Jeannie The Roger Miller Show (cancelled after Dec. 26) The Road West / Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (once a month) Run for Your Life

Note: To Tell the Truth replaced The Jean Arthur Show on December 12. Captain Nice replaced The Roger Miller Show on January 9, the same night the similar Mister Terrific replaced Run, Buddy, Run on CBS. Both were cancelled at the end of the season.

Tuesday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Combat! The Rounders The Pruitts of Southampton Love on a Rooftop The Fugitive
CBS Daktari #7 23.39 rating The Red Skelton Hour #2 28.19 rating Petticoat Junction #23 20.89 rating CBS News Hour/CBS Reports
NBC The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Occasional Wife NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies

Wednesday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Batman The Monroes The Man Who Never Was Peyton Place ABC Stage 67
CBS Lost in Space The Beverly Hillbillies #9 23.39 rating Green Acres #6 24.59 rating Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. #10 22.79 rating The Danny Kaye Show
NBC The Virginian #11 22.79 rating Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre / Chrysler Presents a Bob Hope Special #26 20.69 rating I Spy #29 20.19 rating

Thursday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Batman F Troop The Tammy Grimes Show Bewitched #8 23.39 rating That Girl Hawk
CBS Jericho My Three Sons The CBS Thursday Night Movies #30 20.19 rating
NBC Daniel Boone #25 20.79 rating Star Trek The Hero The Dean Martin Show #14 22.59 rating

Note: The Tammy Grimes Show lasted only four weeks and was replaced by The Dating Game on October 6. The Hero was replaced by Dragnet 1967 #21 (21.19 rating) on January 12.

Friday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Green Hornet The Time Tunnel The Milton Berle Show Twelve O'Clock High
CBS The Wild Wild West Hogan's Heroes #18 21.79 rating The CBS Friday Night Movies #17 21.79 rating
NBC Tarzan #27 20.49 rating The Man from U.N.C.L.E. T.H.E. Cat Laredo

Note: The Avengers replaced Twelve O'Clock High in January.

Saturday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Shane The Lawrence Welk Show #12 22.79 rating The Hollywood Palace ABC Scope
CBS The Jackie Gleason Show #5 25.29 rating Pistols 'n' Petticoats Mission: Impossible Gunsmoke
NBC Flipper Please Don't Eat the Daisies Get Smart #22 20.99 rating NBC Saturday Night at the Movies #20 21.39 rating

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.

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