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.

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 most-watched programs are colored in magenta.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.

Fall Schedule Edit

Sunday Edit

PM 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Local The Sonny Comedy Revue The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Apple's Way Kojak #14 23.3 rating Mannix #20 21.6 rating Local
NBC The Wonderful World of Disney #18 22.0 rating NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: Columbo / McCloud / McMillan & Wife / Amy Prentiss #24 21.3 rating Local

Monday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Rookies #19 22.0 rating ABC NFL Monday Night Football
CBS Gunsmoke #28 20.5 rating Maude #9 24.9 rating Rhoda #6 26.3 rating Medical Center #27 20.6 rating
NBC Born Free NBC Monday Night at the Movies

Tuesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Happy Days ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week Marcus Welby, M.D.
CBS Good Times #7 25.8 rating M*A*S*H #5 27.4 rating Hawaii Five-O #10 24.8 rating Barnaby Jones
NBC Adam-12 NBC World Premiere Movie Police Story

Wednesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC That's My Mama ABC Wednesday Movie of the Week Get Christie Love!
CBS Sons and Daughters Cannon #21 21.6 rating The Manhunter
NBC Little House on the Prairie #13 23.5 rating Lucas Tanner Petrocelli

Thursday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Odd Couple Paper Moon The Streets of San Francisco #23 21.3 rating Harry O
CBS The Waltons #8 25.5 rating The CBS Thursday Night Movies
NBC Sierra Ironside Movin' On

Friday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Kodiak The Six Million Dollar Man The Texas Wheelers Kolchak: The Night Stalker
CBS Planet of the Apes The CBS Friday Night Movies
NBC Sanford and Son #2 29.6 rating Chico and the Man #3 28.5 rating The Rockford Files #12 23.7 rating Police Woman #15 22.8 rating

Saturday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The New Land Kung Fu Nakia
CBS All in the Family #1 30.2 rating Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers #25 20.7 rating The Mary Tyler Moore Show #11 24.0 rating The Bob Newhart Show #17 22.4 rating The Carol Burnett Show #29 20.4 rating
NBC Emergency! #30 20.0 rating NBC Saturday Night at the Movies

Mid-season Schedule Edit

Summer Schedule Edit

Pickups and Cancellations Edit


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