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This was the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the Fall season beginning in September 1995. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

New series 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]

Note: This is the first fall season for the WB and UPN. The schedules of either network would not be constant until fall 1999, when the WB decided to air shows from Sunday through Friday and UPN would air Monday through Friday. This is also the first television season to officially end in the month of May.

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

Fall Schedule Edit

Sunday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos #70 8.7 rating America's Funniest Home Videos 2 #29 11.3 rating Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman #44 10.3 rating ABC Sunday Night Movie #39 10.6 rating
CBS 60 Minutes #9 14.2 rating Cybill #50 10.0 rating Almost Perfect #65 9.0 rating The CBS Sunday Night Movies #25 11.4 rating
Fox Space: Above and Beyond #113 6.3 rating The Simpsons #77 8.3 rating Too Something #122 5.9 rating Married... with Children #78 8.2 rating Misery Loves Company #122 5.9 rating Local Programming
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes Mad About You #37 10.8 rating Hope & Gloria #98 7.0 rating NBC Sunday Night Movie #21 12.2 rating
WB Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain #156 1.8 rating Sister, Sister #148 2.6 rating Kirk #152 2.2 rating Simon #160 1.5 rating Cleghorne! #154 2.1 rating First Time Out #158 1.6 rating Local Programming

Monday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Marshal #94 7.2 rating Monday Night Football #5 17.1 rating
CBS The Nanny #17 12.4 rating Can't Hurry Love #25 11.4 rating Murphy Brown #18 12.3 rating High Society #46 10.2 rating Chicago Hope #24 11.9 rating
Fox Melrose Place #61 9.3 rating Partners #131 5.4 rating Ned and Stacey #121 6.0 rating Local Programming
NBC The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air #55 9.6 rating In the House #59 9.4 rating NBC Monday Night Movie #14 12.9 rating
UPN Star Trek: Voyager #134 5.1 rating Nowhere Man #148 2.6 rating Local Programming

Note: On ABC, the crime drama series High Incident premiered at 9:00 p.m. on March 4, 1996.

Tuesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Roseanne #16 12.5 rating Hudson Street #38 10.7 rating Home Improvement #7 16.2 rating Coach #14 12.9 rating NYPD Blue #10 14.1 rating
CBS The Client #82 7.9 rating The CBS Tuesday Night Movies #55 9.6 rating
Fox Fox Tuesday Night Movie #98 7.0 rating Local Programming
NBC Wings #35 11.0 rating NewsRadio #39 10.6 rating Frasier #11 13.6 rating The Pursuit of Happiness #50 10.0 rating Dateline Tuesday #29 11.3 rating
UPN Deadly Games #154 2.1 rating Live Shot #158 1.6 rating Local Programming

Note: On NBC, the sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun premiered at 8:30 on January 9, 1996. The show later moved to 8:00 on April 23, 1996.

Wednesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Ellen #39 10.6 rating The Drew Carey Show #48 10.1 rating Grace Under Fire #13 13.2 rating The Naked Truth #25 11.4 rating Primetime Live #18 12.3 rating
CBS Bless This House #87 7.5 rating Dave's World #70 8.7 rating Central Park West #115 6.2 rating Courthouse #117 6.1 rating
Fox Beverly Hills, 90210 #53 9.8 rating Party of Five #96 7.1 rating Local Programming
NBC seaQuest 2032 #117 6.1 rating Dateline Wednesday #29 11.3 rating Law & Order #25 11.4 rating
WB Sister, Sister #142 3.0 rating The Parent 'Hood #142 3.0 rating The Wayans Bros. #144 2.9 rating Unhappily Ever After #150 2.5 rating Local Programming

Thursday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Charlie Grace #108 6.6 rating The Monroes #126 5.6 rating Murder One #66 8.9 rating
CBS Murder, She Wrote #58 9.5 rating New York News #113 6.3 rating 48 Hours #83 7.8 rating
Fox Living Single #111 6.5 rating The Crew #111 6.5 rating New York Undercover #102 6.9 rating Local Programming
NBC Friends #3 18.7 rating The Single Guy #6 16.7 rating Seinfeld #2 21.2 rating Caroline in the City #4 17.9 rating ER #1 22.0 rating

Note: On NBC, the sitcom Boston Common(#8) premiered at 8:30 on March 21, 1996.

Friday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Family Matters #42 10.5 rating Boy Meets World #48 10.1 rating Step By Step #54 9.7 rating Hangin' with Mr. Cooper #61 9.3 rating 20/20 #11 13.6 rating
CBS Dweebs #122 5.9 rating The Bonnie Hunt Show #129 5.5 rating Picket Fences #98 7.0 rating American Gothic #108 6.6 rating
Fox Strange Luck #117 6.1 rating The X-Files #50 10.0 rating Local Programming
NBC Unsolved Mysteries #59 9.4 rating Dateline Friday #44 10.3 rating Homicide: Life on the Street #66 8.9 rating

Note: On CBS, the drama crime series Nash Bridges premiered at 10:00 on March 29, 1996.

Saturday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Jeff Foxworthy Show #96 7.1 rating Maybe This Time #108 6.6 rating ABC Saturday Night at the Movies #98 7.0 rating
CBS Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman #55 9.6 rating Touched by an Angel #34 11.1 rating Walker, Texas Ranger #18 12.3 rating
Fox Martin #104 6.7 rating The Preston Episodes #140 4.1 rating COPS #117 6.1 rating America's Most Wanted #104 6.7 rating Local Programming
NBC JAG #79 8.1 rating The John Larroquette Show #42 10.5 rating The Home Court #134 5.1 rating Sisters #103 6.8 rating

Note: JAG was on Saturdays until February 3, 1996; then, on March 13, 1996, NBC moved the show to Wednesdays.

Pickups and Shows Edit

Full Season Shows Edit

ABC

  • 20/20
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • Boy Meets World
  • Champs
  • Charlie Grace
  • Coach
  • The Commish
  • The Drew Carey Show
  • Ellen
  • Family Matters
  • Grace Under Fire
  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
  • High Incident
  • Home Improvement
  • Hudson Street
  • The Jeff Foxxworthy Show
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • The Marshal
  • Maybe This Time
  • Monday Night Football
  • The Monroes
  • Murder One
  • The Naked Truth
  • NYPD Blue
  • Primetime
  • Roseanne
  • Second Noah
  • Step by Step
  • Turning Point

CBS

  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Almost Perfect
  • American Gothic
  • Bless This House
  • The Bonnie Hunt Show
  • Can't Hurry Love
  • Central Park West
  • Chicago Hope
  • The Client
  • Courthouse
  • Cybill
  • Diagnosis Murder
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • Due South
  • Dwebbs
  • High Society
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Murphy Brown
  • The Nanny
  • Nash Bridges
  • New York News
  • Picket Fences
  • Rescue 911
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Walker, Texas, Ranger

Fox

  • America's Most Wanted
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • COPS
  • The Crew
  • Dream On
  • Encounters: The Hidden Truth
  • L.A. Firefighters
  • Living Single
  • Married... with Children
  • Martin
  • Melrose Place
  • Misery Loves Company
  • Ned & Stacey
  • New York Undercover
  • Partners
  • Party of Five
  • The Preston Episodes
  • Profit
  • Sightings
  • The Simpsons
  • Sliders
  • Space: Above and Beyond
  • Strange Luck
  • Time Warped
  • Too Something
  • The X-Files

NBC

  • 3rd Rock from The Sun
  • Boston Common
  • Brotherly Love
  • Caroline In The City
  • Dateline NBC
  • ER
  • Fraiser
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Friends
  • The Home Court
  • Homicide: Life on the Street
  • Hope and Gloria
  • In The House
  • JAG
  • The John Larroquette Show
  • Law and Order
  • Mad About You
  • NewsRadio
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • seaQuest 2032
  • Seinfeld
  • The Single Guy
  • Sisters
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Wings

UPN

  • Deadly Games
  • Live Shot
  • Moesha
  • Nowhere Man
  • The Sentinel
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Swift Justice

The WB

  • Cleghorne!
  • First Time Out
  • Kirk
  • The Parent 'Hood
  • Savannah
  • Simon
  • Sister, Sister
  • Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brian
  • Unhappily Ever After
  • The Wayans Bros.

ReferencesEdit

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