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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 2000. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

New fall series are highlighted in bold.

Note: The Sydney Olympics hindered the ability to start airing shows in a timely manner. Most television series began their seasons during the month of October.

The most watched show for the year is highlighted in lime. The top ten most watched programs are highlighted in yellow. The top 20 most watched programs are highlighted in cyan. The top 30 most watched 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]

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

Sunday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Wonderful World of Disney #39 12.1 million (6.7/11) Who Wants to be a Millionaire #5 19.4 million (12.3/18) The Practice #9 18.3 million (11.7/19)
CBS 60 Minutes #17 15.8 million (11.0/19) Touched by an Angel #25 14.0 million (9.6/15) CBS Sunday Movie #37 12.4 million (8.5/14)
Fox Futurama #101 6.9 million (4.2/7) King of the Hill #68 9.5 million (5.6/9) The Simpsons #21 14.7 million (8.2/13) Malcolm in the Middle #23 14.5 million (8.0/12) The X-Files #32 13.0 million (7.5/11) Local
NBC Dateline Sunday #81 8.7 million (6.0/10) Ed #56 10.7 million (7.2/12) NBC Sunday Night Movie #63 10.2 million (6.0/10)
WB The Jamie Foxx Show #144 2.4 million (1.7/3) For Your Love #138 2.6 million (2.0/3) The Steve Harvey Show #133 3.1 million (2.1/3) The PJs #140 2.5 million (1.7/3) Hype (13 eps.) #137 2.6 million (1.8/3) Nikki #136 2.7 million (1.9/3) / The Oblongs (8 eps.) #141 2.5 million (1.7/3) Local

Note: On the WB, The Oblongs premiered at 9:30 p.m. on April 1, 2001.

Monday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC 20/20 Downtown #65 10.0 million (7.2/12) Monday Night Football #8 18.5 million (12.6/21)
CBS The King of Queens #27 13.4 million (8.9/14) Yes, Dear #30 13.1 million (8.7/13) Everybody Loves Raymond #6 19.0 million (12.3/18) Becker #16 16.1 million (10.9/16) Family Law #42 11.7 million (8.5/14)
Fox Boston Public #46 11.3 million (7.1/11) Ally McBeal #40 12.0 million (7.8/12) Local
NBC Daddio #102 6.8 million (4.8/8) Tucker (12 eps.) #106 6.5 million (4.5/7) Deadline (13 eps.) #66 9.8 million (6.8/10) Third Watch #48 11.2 million (7.7/13)
UPN Moesha #130 3.3 million (2.2/4) The Parkers #125 3.7 million (2.4/4) The Hughleys #129 3.5 million (2.3/3) Girlfriends #132 3.2 million (2.1/3) Local
WB 7th Heaven #100 6.9 million (4.4/7) Roswell #122 4.0 million (2.7/4) Local

Tuesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Who Wants to Be a Millionaire #7 18.9 million (13.0/21) Dharma & Greg #38 12.3 million (8.3/13) The Geena Davis Show (21 eps.) #61 10.3 million (7.0/11) NYPD Blue #24 14.1 million (9.7/16)
CBS JAG #31 13.0 million (9.2/15) 60 Minutes II #45 11.4 million (8.3/13) Judging Amy #28 13.3 million (9.9/16)
Fox That '70s Show #55 10.7 million (6.7/11) Titus #67 9.7 million (6.0/9) Dark Angel #59 10.4 million (6.6/10) Local
NBC The Michael Richards Show (8 eps.) #88 8.2 million (5.7/9) 3rd Rock from the Sun #92 7.8 million (5.6/9) Frasier #18 15.8 million (10.5/16) DAG (17 eps.) #69 9.5 million (6.7/10) Dateline Tuesday #58 10.5 million (7.6/13)
UPN UPN Movie Tuesday #134 3.1 million (2.1/3) Local
WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer #119 4.4 million (2.9/5) Angel #121 4.1 million (2.7/4) Local

Note: On ABC in January and February 2001, the reality/game show The Mole (#36 12.6 million, 8.0/12) aired at 8:00.

Wednesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Who Wants to be a Millionaire #3 20.1 million (13.7/22) The Drew Carey Show #34 12.7 million (8.2/13) Spin City #53 10.9 million (7.1/11) Gideon's Crossing #82 8.6 million (6.1/10)
CBS Bette (16 eps.) #80 8.8 million (6.3/10) Welcome to New York (13 eps.) #93 7.8 million (5.6/9) CBS Wednesday Movie #73 9.3 million (6.9/11)
Fox Malcolm in the Middle Normal, Ohio (7 eps.) #85 8.5 million (5.4/8) The $treet (6 eps.) #112 5.1 million (3.5/5) Local
NBC Titans (11 eps.) #96 7.4 million (5.5/9) The West Wing #13 17.0 million (11.4/17) Law & Order #11 17.7 million (12.3/20)
UPN Seven Days #135 2.9 million (1.9/3) Star Trek: Voyager #117 4.5 million (3.0/5) Local
WB Dawson's Creek #120 4.1 million (2.9/5) Felicity #123 3.9 million (2.8/4) Local

Note: On Fox in January 2001, the reality show Temptation Island (#15 16.6 million, 10.7/16) aired at 9:00.

Thursday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Whose Line Is It, Anyway? #95 7.5 million (4.9/8) Whose Line Is It, Anyway? #72 9.3 million (5.9/9) Who Wants to be a Millionaire #14 17.0 million (11.6/18) Primetime Thursday #50 11.1 million (7.9/13)
CBS 48 Hours #70 9.4 million (6.8/11) City of Angels #99 7.1 million (5.3/8) Diagnosis: Murder #79 8.8 million (6.6/11)
Fox FOX Thursday Movie #105 6.5 million (4.1/7) Local
NBC Friends #4 19.7 million (12.6/21) Cursed (renamed The Weber Show) (17 eps.) #22 14.5 million (9.8/15) Will & Grace #12 17.3 million (11.4/17) Just Shoot Me! #19 15.6 million (10.5/16) ER #2 22.4 million (15.4/25)
UPN WWF SmackDown! #98 7.2 million (4.4/7) Local
WB Gilmore Girls #128 3.6 million (2.5/4) Charmed #114 4.8 million (3.2/5) Local

Note: On CBS in February 2001, the reality show Survivor: The Australian Outback (#1 29.8 million, 16.9/27) aired at 8:00, and the forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (#10 17.8 million, 11.6/19) was moved from Fridays at 9:00 to Thursdays at 9:00. 48 Hours moved to 10:00 until the cop drama Big Apple (#64 10.2 million, 6.8/11) premiered at 10:00 in March 2001. It lasted 8 episodes.

Friday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Two Guys and a Girl #104 6.7 million (4.6/8) The Trouble With Normal (10 eps.) #110 6.0 million (4.2/8) Norm #108 6.3 million (4.3/8) Madigan Men (9 eps.) #107 6.3 million (4.3/7) 20/20 #44 11.5 million (8.3/15)
CBS The Fugitive (22 eps.) #87 8.2 million (5.8/10) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #10 17.8 million (11.6/19) Nash Bridges #57 10.7 million (7.2/13)
Fox World's Wildest Police Videos #89 8.2 million (5.2/9) FreakyLinks (13 eps.) #113 5.0 million (3.1/5) Local
NBC Providence #43 11.5 million (8.2/15) Dateline Friday #52 11.0 million (8.1/14) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit #29 13.3 million (9.5/17)
UPN Freedom (7 eps.) #143 2.4 million (1.6/3) Level 9 (9 eps.) #149 1.8 million (1.3/2) Local
WB Sabrina, the Teenage Witch #126 3.6 million (2.3/4) Grosse Pointe (17 eps.) #145 2.3 million (1.6/3) Popular #139 2.6 million (1.7/3) Local

Note: On ABC in 2001, the game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire (#20 15.4 million, 10.5/18) aired at 8:00, moving Two Guys and a Girl to 9:00 and Norm to 9:30.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch moved from ABC to the WB this season.

Saturday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC ABC Big Picture Show #83 8.6 million (5.8/11)
CBS That's Life #94 7.6 million (5.5/10) The District #35 12.7 million (8.7/16) Walker Texas Ranger #62 10.3 million (6.6/12)
Fox Cops 1 #90 8.0 million (5.1/10) Cops 2 #75 9.2 million (5.9/11) America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back #76 9.2 million (5.9/11) Local
NBC NBC Saturday Night Movie #97 7.4 million (4.9/9)

Pickups and ShowsEdit

Full Season ShowsEdit

ABC

  • 20/20
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • Dharma & Greg
  • The Drew Carey Show
  • The Geena Davis Show
  • Gideon's Crossing
  • Madigan Men
  • The Mole
  • Monday Night Football
  • My Wife and Kids
  • Norm
  • NYPD Blue
  • The Practice
  • Primetime
  • Spin City
  • The Trouble With Normal
  • Two Guys and a Girl
  • What About Joan?
  • Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  • The Wonderful World of Disney

CBS

  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • 60 Minutes II
  • Becker
  • Bette
  • Big Apple
  • City of Angels
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Diagnosis: Murder
  • The District
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Family Law
  • The Fugitive
  • JAG
  • Judging Amy
  • Kate Brasher
  • The King of Queens
  • Nash Bridges
  • Survivor: The Australian Outback
  • That's Life
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Walker Texas Ranger
  • Welcome to New York
  • Yes Dear

Fox

  • Ally McBeal
  • American High
  • America's Most Wanted
  • Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction
  • Boot Camp
  • Boston Public
  • COPS
  • Dark Angel
  • Family Guy
  • FreakyLinks
  • Futurama
  • Grounded for Life
  • Jarian Mitchell
  • King of the Hill
  • The Lone Gunmen
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Murder in Small Town X
  • Night Visions
  • Normal, Ohio
  • Opposite Sex
  • The Simpsons
  • The $treet
  • Temptation Island
  • That '70s Show
  • Titus
  • World's Wildest Police Videos
  • The X-Files

NBC

  • 3rd Rock from The Sun
  • Cursed
  • Daddio
  • DAG
  • Dateline NBC
  • Deadline
  • Ed
  • ER
  • Frasier
  • Friends
  • Just Shoot Me!
  • Law and Order
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Michael Richards Show
  • Providence
  • Third Watch
  • Titans
  • Tucker
  • The West Wing
  • Will & Grace

UPN

  • All Souls
  • Freedom
  • Gary & Mike
  • Girlfriends
  • The Hughleys
  • Level 9
  • Manhunt
  • Moesha
  • The Parkers
  • Seven Days
  • Star Trek: Voyager

The WB

  • 7th Heaven
  • Angel
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Charmed
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Felicity
  • For Your Love
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Hype
  • The Jamie Foxx Show
  • Nikki
  • The Oblongs
  • The PJ's
  • Popular
  • Roswell
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • The Steve Harvey Show

ReferencesEdit

  1. Armstrong, Mark (2001-05-25). "Outback in Front: CBS Wins Season". E!Online. http://cache.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,8327,00.html. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 

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