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This was the television schedule on all three networks for the fall season beginning in September 1984. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New fall series are highlighted in bold. Series cancelled are highlighted in italics.

The highest-rated show for the year is highlighted in lime. The top ten rated programs are highlighted in yellow. The top 20 rated programs are highlighted in cyan. The top 30 rated programs are highlighted in magenta. The top 40 rated programs are highlighted in orange. The top 50 rated programs are highlighted in silver. Each of the shows is listed with its (rank/rating) as determined by Nielsen Media Research..[1]

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

All ratings data courtesy of TVTango's ratings archive.

Fall ScheduleEdit

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Sunday Edit

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Ripley's Believe It or Not! (85/11.31) Hardcastle and McCormick (39/15.82) The ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.57)
CBS 60 Minutes (5/22.20) Murder, She Wrote (9/20.51) The CBS Sunday Night Movies (7/21.5)
NBC Silver Spoons (94/10.37) Punky Brewster (83/11.47) Knight Rider (34/16.58) NBC Sunday Night at the Movies (29/17.06)

Monday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Call to Glory (51/13.89) ABC NFL Monday Night Football (28/17.1)
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King (30/17.0) Kate & Allie (16/18.7) Newhart (17/18.55) Cagney & Lacey (27/17.18)
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (33/16.89) NBC Monday Night at the Movies (18/18.03)

Tuesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders (66/12.59) Three's a Crowd (46/14.83) Paper Dolls (84/11.39) Jessie (72/12.07)
follow-up (Oct. 23) Three's a Crowd Who's the Boss? (38/15.95)
follow-up (Dec. 11) Glitter (77/11.82) Paper Dolls
CBS official AfterM*A*S*H (82/11.56) E/R (60/13.4) The CBS Tuesday Night Movies (31/16.98)
follow-up (Nov. 6) Specials
NBC The A-Team (6/21.9) Riptide (15/19.32) Remington Steele (24/17.34)

Wednesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Fall Guy (26/17.24) Dynasty (1/24.89) Hotel (20/17.73)
CBS official Charles in Charge (54/13.78) Dreams (87/11.18) The Jeffersons (78/11.76) Alice (69/12.14) Trapper John, M.D. (32/16.92)
follow-up (Nov. 7) E/R
NBC Highway to Heaven (19/17.87) The Facts of Life (36/16.04) It's Your Move (61/13.38) St. Elsewhere (53/13.8)

Thursday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official People Do the Craziest Things (92/10.63) Who's the Boss? Glitter 20/20 (55/13.71)
follow-up (Oct. 4) The ABC Thursday Night Movie (88/11.09)
CBS Magnum, P.I. (13/19.62) Simon and Simon (4/22.25) Knots Landing (11/20.01)
NBC The Cosby Show (3/23.73) Family Ties (5/21.47) Cheers (14/19.36) Night Court (23/17.39) Hill Street Blues (25/17.3)

Friday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Benson (37/15.98) Webster (25/17.46) Hawaiian Heat (74/11.97) Matt Houston (64/12.64)
CBS The Dukes of Hazzard (57/13.67) Dallas (2/24.63) Falcon Crest (12/19.8)
NBC official V (68/12.52) Hunter (65/12.61) Miami Vice (43/14.99)
Follow-up (Oct. 19) Specials and Movies

Saturday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC T.J. Hooker (58/13.62) The Love Boat (42/15.2) Finder of Lost Loves (56/13.71)
CBS Airwolf (59/13.44) Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (63/13.25) Cover Up (52/13.81)
NBC official Diff'rent Strokes (44/14.96) Gimme a Break! (49/14.26) Partners in Crime (86/11.21) Hot Pursuit (97/9.68)
follow-up (Dec. 1) Double Trouble (50/14.04) Gimme a Break! Spencer (80/11.62) Partners in Crime

Mid-Season ScheduleEdit

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Sunday Edit

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official Ripley's Believe It or Not! The ABC Sunday Night Movie
follow-up (Apr.) Specials The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS 60 Minutes Murder, She Wrote Crazy Like a Fox (10/20.01) Trapper John, M.D.
NBC Silver Spoons Punky Brewster Knight Rider NBC Sunday Night at the Movies

Monday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Hardcastle and McCormick The ABC Monday Night Movie (35/16.55)
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King Kate & Allie Newhart Cagney & Lacey
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes NBC Monday Night at the Movies

Tuesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official Three's a Crowd Who's the Boss? MacGruder and Loud (40/15.76) Call to Glory
follow-up (Mar. 5) Moonlighting (47/14.67)
follow-up (Apr. 9) Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders Who's the Boss? Hail to the Chief (45/14.86) MacGruder and Loud
CBS official The Jeffersons Alice The CBS Tuesday Night Movies
follow-up (Apr. 2) The Lucie Arnaz Show (102/8.8) The Jeffersons
NBC The A-Team Riptide Remington Steele

Wednesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Fall Guy Dynasty Hotel
CBS official Charles in Charge E/R The CBS Wednesday Night Movies
follow-up (Apr. 10) Double Dare (79/11.73)
NBC Highway to Heaven The Facts of Life Sara (48/14.44) St. Elsewhere

Thursday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official The ABC Thursday Night Movie 20/20
follow-up (Mar. 21) Wildside (89/11.08) Eye To Eye (90/10.64)
CBS Magnum, P.I. Simon and Simon Knots Landing
NBC The Cosby Show Family Ties Cheers Night Court Hill Street Blues

Friday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official Benson Webster Street Hawk (70/12.12) Matt Houston
follow-up (Mar. 15) Webster Mr. Belvedere (41/15.23) Benson Off the Rack (75/11.9)
CBS official The Dukes of Hazzard Dallas Falcon Crest
follow-up (Mar. 15) Detective in the House (76/11.83)
follow-up (Apr. 26) W5
NBC official Specials and Movies
follow-up (Mar. 22) Codename: Foxfire (62/13.26 rating) Half Nelson (71/12.09) The Best Times (101/8.93)
follow-up (Apr. 19) NBC Friday Night at the Movies (67/12.58) Miami Vice

Saturday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC T.J. Hooker The Love Boat Finder of Lost Loves
CBS official- Otherworld (93/10.38) Airwolf Cover Up
follow-up (Apr. 13) Charles in Charge E/R
NBC official Diff'rent Strokes Double Trouble Gimme a Break! It's Your Move Berenger's (98/9.51)
follow-up (Mar. 9) Under One Roof (formerly Spencer)

Summer ScheduleEdit

Sunday Edit

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Ripley's Believe It or Not! The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS 60 Minutes Murder, She Wrote Crazy Like a Fox Trapper John, M.D.
NBC official Punky Brewster Silver Spoons Knight Rider NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
follow-up (Aug. 18) Oceanquest (73/11.98)

Monday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Hardcastle and McCormick Monday Night Baseball (99/9.5)
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King Kate & Allie Newhart Cagney & Lacey
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes NBC Monday Night at the Movies

Tuesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official Three's a Crowd Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders Who's the Boss? Hail to the Chief MacGruder and Loud
follow-up (Aug. 20) Who's the Boss? Three's a Crowd Moonlighting
CBS official The Jeffersons Alice The CBS Tuesday Night Movies
follow-up (Aug. 13) The CBS Tuesday Night Movies West 57th (95/10.33)
NBC The A-Team Riptide Remington Steele

Wednesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official The Fall Guy Dynasty Hotel
follow-up (Jul. 17) Rock 'N' Roll Summer Action (103/7.99)
CBS official Charles in Charge E/R The CBS Wednesday Night Movies
follow-up (Aug. 14) I Had Three Wives (81/11.58)
NBC Highway to Heaven The Facts of Life Double Trouble St. Elsewhere

Thursday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The ABC Thursday Night Movie 20/20
CBS Magnum, P.I. Simon and Simon Knots Landing
NBC The Cosby Show Family Ties Cheers Night Court Hill Street Blues

Friday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC official Webster Comedy Factory #96 10.04 rating Benson People Do The Craziest Things Matt Houston
follow-up (Aug. 16) Mr. Belvedere Off the Rack Specials
CBS The Dukes of Hazzard Dallas Falcon Crest
NBC official Michael Nesmith In Television Parts (104/7.58) Under One Roof V Miami Vice
follow-up (July 12) NBC Friday Night at the Movies
follow-up (Aug. 9) Motown Revue (100/9.07) Specials

Saturday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC T.J. Hooker The Love Boat Finder of Lost Loves
CBS Cover Up Airwolf Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
NBC Diff'rent Strokes It's Your Move Gimme a Break! Mama's Family (repeats) (91/10.63) Hunter

By NetworkEdit

ABCEdit

Returning Series:

  1. 20/20
  2. Benson
  3. Dynasty
  4. The Fall Guy
  5. Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders"
  6. Hardcastle and McCormick
  7. Hotel
  8. The Love Boat
  9. Matt Houston
  10. Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
  11. T.J. Hooker
  12. Webster

New Series:

  1. Call to Glory
  2. Comedy Factory
  3. Eye To Eye
  4. Finder of Lost Loves
  5. Glitter
  6. Hail to the Chief
  7. Hawaiian Heat
  8. Jessie
  9. MacGruder and Loud
  10. Mr. Belvedere
  11. Moonlighting
  12. Paper Dolls
  13. People Do The Craziest Things
  14. Rock 'N' Roll Summer Action
  15. Three's A Crowd
  16. Who's The Boss?
  17. Wildside

Not Returning From Last Season

  1. 9 to 5
  2. A.K.A. Pablo
  3. Automan
  4. Blue Thunder
  5. Fantasy Island
  6. Happy Days
  7. Hart to Hart
  8. It's Not Easy
  9. Just Our Luck
  10. Lottery!
  11. Oh, Madeline
  12. Shaping Up
  13. That's Incredible!
  14. Three's Company
  15. Trauma Center

CBSEdit

Returning Series:

  1. 60 Minutes
  2. AfterMASH
  3. Alice
  4. Cagney & Lacey
  5. Dallas
  6. The Dukes of Hazzard
  7. Falcon Crest
  8. The Jeffersons
  9. Kate & Allie
  10. Knots Landing
  11. Magnum, P.I.
  12. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
  13. Newhart
  14. Scarecrow and Mrs. King
  15. Simon and Simon
  16. Trapper John, M.D.

New Series:

  1. Charles In Charge
  2. Cover Up
  3. Detective in the House
  4. Double Dare
  5. Dreams
  6. E/R
  7. I Had Three Wives
  8. The Lucie Arnaz Show
  9. Murder, She Wrote
  10. Otherworld

Not Returning From Last Season:

  1. The American Parade (Crossroads)
  2. Comedy Zone
  3. Cutter to Houston
  4. Domestic Life
  5. Emerald Point, N.A.S.
  6. Empire
  7. The Four Seasons
  8. Goodnight, Beantown
  9. Mama Malone
  10. The Mississippi
  11. One Day at a Time
  12. Suzanne Pleshette is Maggie Briggs
  13. Whiz Kids

NBCEdit

Returning Series:

  1. The A-Team
  2. Cheers
  3. Diff'rent Strokes
  4. Double Trouble
  5. The Facts of Life
  6. Family Ties
  7. Gimme A Break!
  8. Hill Street Blues
  9. Knight Rider
  10. Night Court
  11. Remington Steele
  12. Riptide
  13. St. Elsewhere
  14. Silver Spoons

New Series:

  1. Berenger's
  2. The Best Times
  3. Codename: Foxfire
  4. The Cosby Show
  5. Double Trouble
  6. Half Nelson
  7. Highway To Heaven
  8. Hot Pursuit
  9. Hunter
  10. It's Your Move
  11. Miami Vice
  12. Michael Nesmith in Television Parts
  13. Motown Revue
  14. Oceanquest
  15. Partners In Crime
  16. Punky Brewster
  17. Sara
  18. Spencer (Under One Roof)
  19. V

Not Returning From Last Season:

  1. Bay City Blues
  2. Boone
  3. Buffalo Bill
  4. The Duck Factory
  5. First Camera
  6. For Love and Honor
  7. Jennifer Slept Here
  8. Mama's Family
  9. Manimal
  10. Mr. Smith
  11. People Are Funny
  12. Real People
  13. The Rousters
  14. Summer Sunday USA
  15. We Got It Made
  16. The Yellow Rose

Pickups and CancellationsEdit

Full Season PickupsEdit

ABC

  1. 20/20
  2. Benson
  3. Dynasty
  4. The Fall Guy
  5. Hotel
  6. The Love Boat
  7. Mr. Belvedere
  8. Moonlighting
  9. Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
  10. Webster
  11. Who's The Boss?

CBS

  1. Airwolf
  2. 60 Minutes
  3. Cagney & Lacey
  4. Dallas
  5. Falcon Crest
  6. Kate & Allie
  7. Knots Landing
  8. Magnum, P.I.
  9. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
  10. Murder, She Wrote
  11. Scarecrow and Mrs. King
  12. Simon & Simon
  13. Trapper John, M.D.

Technically Part of Next Season:

  1. West 57th: Summer Tryout

NBC

  1. The A-Team
  2. Cheers
  3. The Cosby Show
  4. The Facts of Life
  5. Family Ties
  6. Gimme A Break!
  7. Highway To Heaven
  8. Hill Street Blues
  9. Hunter
  10. Knight Rider
  11. Miami Vice
  12. Night Court
  13. Punky Brewster
  14. Remington Steele
  15. Riptide
  16. St. Elsewhere
  17. Silver Spoons
  18. TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes

CancellationsEdit

ABC

  1. Call to Glory
  2. Comedy Factory
  3. Eye To Eye
  4. Finder of Lost Loves
  5. Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders
  6. Glitter
  7. Hail to the Chief
  8. Hawaiian Heat
  9. Jessie
  10. MacGruder and Loud
  11. Matt Houston
  12. Paper Dolls
  13. People Do The Craziest Things
  14. Rock 'N' Roll Summer Action
  15. Three's A Crowd
  16. Wildside

Change of Network Affiliation:

  1. T.J. Hooker (to CBS Late Night)

CBS

  1. AfterMASH
  2. Alice
  3. Charles In Charge (to return in first-run syndication in 1986)
  4. Cover Up
  5. Detective in the House
  6. Double Dare
  7. Dreams
  8. The Dukes of Hazzard
  9. E/R
  10. I Had Three Wives
  11. The Jeffersons
  12. The Lucie Arnaz Show
  13. Otherworld

NBC

  1. Berenger's
  2. The Best Times
  3. Codename: Foxfire
  4. Double Trouble
  5. Half Nelson
  6. Hot Pursuit
  7. It's Your Move
  8. Michael Nesmith in Television Parts
  9. Motown Revue
  10. Oceanquest
  11. Partners In Crime
  12. Sara
  13. Spencer (Under One Roof)
  14. V

Change of Network Affiliation:

  1. Diff'rent Strokes (to ABC)

On HiatusEdit

ABC

  1. none

CBS

  1. none

NBC

  1. Hunter (Spring)

ReferencesEdit

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