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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 2001. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

New fall series are highlighted in bold.

Note: The September 11 attacks hindered the ability to start airing shows in a timely manner. Although many series began their seasons in September and October, the television season officially did not begin until the month of November.

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 #38 11.2 million Alias #60 9.7 million The Practice #26 12.9 million
CBS 60 Minutes #17 14.9 million The Education of Max Bickford (22 eps.) #49 10.3 million CBS Sunday Movie #29 12.5 million
Fox[2] Futurama #115 5.9 million King of the Hill #90 7.7 million The Simpsons #30 12.4 million Malcolm in the Middle #25 13.0 million The X-Files #67 9.1 million Local
NBC Dateline Sunday #63 9.5 million Weakest Link #49 10.3 million Law & Order: Criminal Intent #34 11.9 million UC: Undercover (13 eps.) #77 8.5 million
WB Ripley's Believe It or Not (repeats) #138 3.3 million The Steve Harvey Show #141 3.0 million Men, Women & Dogs (9 eps.) #151 2.5 million Nikki #155 2.3 million Off Centre #155 2.3 million Local

MondayEdit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Who Wants to Be a Millionaire #47 10.5 million NFL Monday Showcase #19 14.5 million Monday Night Football (9:07) #11 17.0 million
CBS The King of Queens #21 13.9 million Yes, Dear #21 13.9 million Everybody Loves Raymond #6 20.0 million Becker #13 16.3 million Family Law #44 10.7 million
Fox[2] Boston Public #42 10.8 million Ally McBeal #65 9.4 million Local
NBC Fear Factor #24 13.7 million Third Watch #38 11.2 million Crossing Jordan #28 12.8 million
UPN One on One #132 4.1 million The Hughleys #135 3.6 million The Parkers #127 4.4 million Girlfriends #129 4.2 million Local
WB 7th Heaven #101 7.0 million Angel #127 4.4 million Local

Tuesday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Dharma & Greg #82 8.1 million What About Joan (19 eps.) NYPD Blue #31 12.3 million Philly #57 9.9 million
CBS JAG #18 14.8 million The Guardian #33 12.2 million Judging Amy #21 13.9 million
Fox[2] That 70s Show #67 9.1 million Undeclared #93 7.3 million 24 #76 8.6 million Local
NBC Emeril (7 eps.) #104 6.8 million Three Sisters #96 7.2 million Frasier #16 15.0 million Scrubs #38 11.2 million Dateline Tuesday #44 10.7 million
UPN Buffy the Vampire Slayer #124 4.6 million Roswell #141 3.0 million Local
WB Gilmore Girls #121 5.2 million Smallville #115 5.9 million Local

Note: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Roswell moved to UPN from the WB this season. NYPD Blue debuted on November 6.

WednesdayEdit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC My Wife and Kids #41 11.0 million According to Jim #55 10.0 million The Drew Carey Show #67 9.1 million Bob Patterson #82 8.1 million 20/20 Downtown #47 10.5 million
CBS 60 Minutes Wednesday #42 10.8 million The Amazing Race #73 8.8 million Wolf Lake (9 eps.) #109 6.6 million
Fox[2] Malcolm in the Middle Grounded for Life #96 7.2 million The Bernie Mac Show #63 9.5 million Titus #89 7.9 million Local
NBC Ed #58 9.8 million The West Wing #10 17.2 million Law & Order #7 18.7 million
UPN Star Trek: Enterprise #115 5.9 million Special Unit 2 #135 3.6 million Local
WB Dawson's Creek #134 3.9 million Felicity #139 3.2 million Local

NOTE:That '80s Show premiered midseason on January 23 on FOX in the 8:00pm timeslot.

Thursday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Whose Line Is It Anyway? #120 5.4 million Whose Line Is It Anyway? #107 6.7 million Who Wants to be a Millionaire #60 9.7 million Primetime Thursday #49 10.3 million
CBS Survivor: Africa #4 20.8 million / Survivor: Marquesas #5 20.7 million CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #2 23.7 million The Agency #49 10.3 million
Fox Family Guy #125 4.5 million The Tick (9 eps.) #125 4.5 million Temptation Island #119 5.7 million Local
NBC Friends #1 24.5 million Inside Schwartz (9 eps.) #15 15.1 million Will & Grace #9 17.3 million Just Shoot Me #20 14.4 million ER #3 22.1 million
UPN WWF SmackDown! Local
WB Popstars #149 2.6 million Elimidate Deluxe (3 eps.) Charmed #129 4.2 million Local

Note: On NBC, the sitcom Leap of Faith premiered in 2002 at 8:30. The show was canceled after six episodes and replaced with repeats of Friends.

Friday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Mole: The Next Betrayal Thieves (8 eps.) #93 7.3 million Once and Again
CBS The Ellen Show #115 5.9 million Danny (2 eps.) That's Life / First Monday (13 eps.) #103 6.9 million 48 Hours #101 7.0 million
Fox Dark Angel #114 6.0 million Pasadena #133 4.0 million Local
NBC Providence #36 11.4 million Dateline Friday #35 11.6 million Law & Order: Special Victims Unit #14 15.2 million
UPN UPN Movie Friday #141 3.0 million Local
WB Sabrina, the Teenage Witch #140 3.1 million Maybe It's Me (22 eps.) #141 3.0 million Reba #129 4.2 million Raising Dad (22 eps.) #141 3.0 million Local

Saturday Edit

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC ABC Saturday Night Movie #99 7.1 million
CBS Touched by an Angel #79 8.3 million Citizen Baines (6 eps.) #82 8.1 million The District #49 10.3 million
Fox COPS #99 7.1 million COPS 2 #85 8.0 million America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back #80 8.2 million Local
NBC NBC Saturday Night Movie #111 6.5 million

Pickups and ShowsEdit

Full Season ShowsEdit

ABC

  • 20/20
  • According to Jim
  • Alias
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • The Bachelor
  • Bob Patterson
  • Dharma & Greg
  • The Drew Carey Show
  • The Job
  • The Mole
  • Monday Night Football
  • My Wife and Kids
  • NYPD Blue
  • Once and Again
  • Philly
  • The Practice
  • Primetime
  • Spin City
  • Thieves
  • 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
  • The Agency
  • The Amazing Race
  • Becker
  • Citizen Baines
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Danny
  • The District
  • The Education of Max Bickford
  • The Ellen Show
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Family Law
  • First Monday
  • 'The Guardian
  • JAG
  • Judging Amy
  • The King of Queens
  • Survivor: Africa
  • Survivor: Marquesas
  • That's Life
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Wolf Lake
  • Yes, Dear

Fox

  • 24
  • Ally McBeal
  • The American Embassy
  • America's Most Wanted
  • The Bernie Mac Show
  • Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction
  • Boston Public
  • Celebrity Boxing
  • COPS
  • Dark Angel
  • Family Guy
  • Futurama
  • Greg the Bunny
  • Grounded for Life
  • Jarian Mitchell
  • King of the Hill
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Pasadena
  • Temptation Island
  • That '70s Show
  • That '80s Show
  • The Tick
  • Titus
  • Undeclared
  • The X-Files

NBC

  • Crossing Jordan
  • Dateline NBC
  • Ed
  • Emeril
  • ER
  • Fear Factor
  • Frasier
  • Friends
  • Inside Schwartz
  • Just Shoot Me!
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Leap of Faith'
  • Providence
  • Scrubs'
  • Third Watch
  • Three Sisters
  • UC: Undercover
  • Weakest Link
  • The West Wing
  • Will & Grace

UPN

  • As If
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Girlfriends
  • The Hughleys
  • Iron Chef USA
  • One on One
  • The Parkers
  • The Random Years
  • Roswell
  • Special Unit 2
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Under One Roof

The WB

  • 7th Heaven
  • Angel
  • Charmed
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Elimidate Deluxe
  • Felicity
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Maybe It's Me
  • Men, Women & Dogs
  • Nikki
  • Off Centre
  • Popstars
  • Raising Dad
  • Reba
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • Smallville
  • The Steve Harvey Show

References Edit


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