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This was the television schedule on all four networks for the fall season beginning in September 1990. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New series are highlighted in bold.

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. Rankings determined by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

All ratings data from TVTango.com

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

Fall Schedule Edit

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 Life Goes On #68 8.92 rating America's Funniest Home Videos #12 16.49 rating America's Funniest People #14 16.14 rating The ABC Sunday Night Movie #35 13.36 rating
CBS 60 Minutes #2 20.6 rating Murder, She Wrote #8 17.23 rating The CBS Sunday Night Movies #26 14.36 rating
Fox True Colors #93 5.60 rating Parker Lewis Can't Lose #87 6.38 rating In Living Color #58 10.31 rating Get a Life #73 8.28 rating Married... with Children #41 12.40 rating Good Grief #80 7.37 rating Comic Strip Live #95 4.72 rating
NBC Hull High #89 6.15 rating Lifestories #83 6.98 rating The NBC Sunday Movie #49 11.66 rating

Monday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC MacGyver #45 12.10 rating Monday Night Football #9 17.08 rating
CBS Uncle Buck #67 9.18 rating Major Dad #20 15.62 rating Murphy Brown #6 17.62 rating Designing Women #7 17.46 rating The Trials of Rosie O'Neill #53 11.38 rating
Fox Fox Night at the Movies #91 5.76 rating Local Programming
NBC The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air #34 13.44 rating Ferris Bueller #57 10.41 rating The NBC Monday Movie #21 15.43 rating

Note: On NBC, the sitcom Blossom (#44, 12.12 rating) premiered on at 8:30 on January 7, 1991.

Tuesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Who's the Boss? #23 14.89 rating Head of the Class #29 13.79 rating Roseanne #3 18.32 rating Coach #17 15.86 rating thirtysomething #54 11.22 rating
CBS Rescue 911 #31 13.73 rating The CBS Tuesday Movie #43 12.19 rating
NBC Matlock #16 15.95 rating In the Heat of the Night #18 15.69 rating Law & Order #46 12.00 rating

Note: Law & Order premiered Thursday, September 13, 1990 at 10:00 PM on NBC.

Wednesday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Wonder Years #27 14.19 rating Growing Pains #25 14.46 rating Doogie Howser, M.D. #40 12.45 rating Married People #38 12.71 rating Cop Rock #85 6.52 rating
CBS Lenny #84 6.56 rating Doctor Doctor #82 7.19 rating Jake and the Fatman #39 12.61 rating WIOU #69 8.88 rating
NBC Unsolved Mysteries #19 15.66 rating The Fanelli Boys #55 10.50 rating Dear John #50 11.61 rating Hunter #47 11.84 rating

On NBC, Seinfeld replaced The Fanelli Boys.

Thursday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Father Dowling Mysteries #56 10.41 rating Gabriel's Fire #64 9.31 rating Primetime #60 9.83 rating
CBS Top Cops #66 9.21 rating The Flash #71 8.54 rating Knots Landing #30 13.74 rating
Fox The Simpsons #28 14.01 rating Babes #78 7.62 rating Beverly Hills, 90210 #88 6.37 rating Local Programming
NBC The Cosby Show #5 17.62 rating A Different World #4 18.06 rating Cheers #1 21.88 rating Grand #24 14.62 rating L.A. Law #13 16.31 rating

Friday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Full House #15 16.05 rating Family Matters #22 15.37 rating Perfect Strangers #32 13.47 rating Going Places #52 11.53 rating 20/20 #33 13.46 rating
CBS Evening Shade #37 12.87 rating Bagdad Café #76 8.02 rating Over My Dead Body #62 9.63 rating Dallas #48 11.83 rating
Fox America's Most Wanted #90 5.99 rating DEA #97 3.49 rating Local Programming
NBC Quantum Leap #59 9.92 rating Night Court #51 11.55 rating Wings #42 12.20 rating Midnight Caller #75 8.09 rating

Saturday Edit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Young Riders #70 8.75 rating China Beach #74 8.18 rating Twin Peaks #79 7.59 rating
CBS The Family Man #81 7.21 rating The Hogan Family #86 6.51 rating E.A.R.T.H. Force #77 8.00 rating 48 Hours #61 9.73 rating
Fox Totally Hidden Video #94 4.83 rating Haywire #96 4.14 rating COPS #92 5.72 rating American Chronicles #98 3.07 rating Local Programming
NBC Parenthood #72 8.34 rating Working It Out #63 9.48 rating The Golden Girls #11 16.57 rating Empty Nest #10 16.84 rating Carol & Company #36 13.29 rating American Dreamer #65 9.21 rating

Pickups and ShowsEdit

Full Season ShowsEdit

ABC

  • 20/20
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • America's Funniest People
  • Anything But Love
  • China Beach
  • Coach
  • Cop Rock
  • Dinosaurs
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Family Matters
  • Father Dowling Mysteries
  • Full House
  • Gabriel's Fire
  • Going Places
  • Growing Pains
  • Head of the Class
  • Life Goes On
  • MacGyver
  • Married People
  • Monday Night Football
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Primetime Live
  • Roseanne
  • thirtysomething
  • Twin Peaks
  • Who's The Boss?
  • The Wonder Years
  • The Young Riders

CBS

  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Bagdad Cafe
  • Dallas
  • Designing Women
  • Doctor, Doctor
  • E.A.R.T.H. Force
  • Evening Shade
  • The Family Man
  • The Flash
  • The Hogan Family
  • Jake and the Fatman
  • Knots Landing
  • Lenny
  • Major Dad
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Murphy Brown
  • Over My Dead Body
  • Rescue 911
  • The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
  • Uncle Buck
  • WIOU

Fox

  • Against The Law
  • American Chronicles
  • America's Most Wanted
  • Babes
  • Beverly Hills 90210
  • Comic Strip Live
  • Cops
  • DEA
  • Fun House
  • Get A Life
  • Good Grief
  • Haywire
  • In Living Color
  • Married… With Children
  • Parker Lewis Can't Lose
  • The Simpsons
  • Totally Hidden Video
  • True Colors
  • Yearbook

NBC

  • Amen
  • American Dreamer
  • Blossom
  • Carol & Company
  • Cheers
  • The Cosby Show
  • Dear John
  • A Different World
  • Empty Nest
  • The Fanelli Boys
  • Ferris Bueller
  • The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
  • The Golden Girls
  • Grand
  • Hull High
  • Hunter
  • In The Heat Of The Night
  • L.A. Law
  • Law and Order
  • Lifestories
  • Matlock
  • Midnight Caller
  • Night Court
  • Parenthood
  • Quantum Leap
  • Seinfeld
  • Sisters
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Wings
  • Working It Out

References Edit

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