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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 2003. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

New series are highlighted in bold.

The most watched show of the year is highlighted in lime green. 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.

Data obtained from ABC Medianet.

ScheduleEdit

SundayEdit

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 2003 America's Funniest Home Videos #82 8.02 million 10-8 (12 eps.) #86 7.87 million Alias #78 8.15 million The Practice #63 9.11 million
2004 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition #41 10.63 million
CBS 60 Minutes #18 14.07 million Cold Case #17 14.18 million CBS Sunday Night Movie #32 11.45 million
Fox 2003 Oliver Beene #130 5.67 million King of the Hill #118 6.43 million The Simpsons #42 10.59 million Bernie Mac #95 7.51 million Malcolm in the Middle #71 8.37 million Arrested Development #124 6.18 million Local
2004 The Simpsons (Reruns)
NBC 2003 Dateline NBC #79 8.11 million American Dreams #67 8.75 million Law & Order: Criminal Intent #20 13.12 million The Lyon's Den (6 eps.) #59 9.62 million
2004 Crossing Jordan #24 12.33 million
The WB 2003 Smallville: Beginnings #192 2.57 million Charmed #154 4.31 million Tarzan (8 eps.) #172 3.53 million Local
2004 The Surreal Life #167 3.65 million

MondayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2003 Primetime Monday #98 7.41 million Monday Night Football #13 16.49 million
2004 ABC Monday Movie of the Week #80 8.09 million
CBS Yes, Dear #40 10.67 million Still Standing #28 11.82 million Everybody Loves Raymond #10 17.38 million Two and a Half Men #15 15.31 million CSI: Miami #9 18.06 million
Fox 2003 Joe Millionaire 2 #111 6.73 million Skin (3 eps.) #139 5.14 million Local
2004 Bernie Mac #95 7.51 million Cracking Up (6 eps.) #156 4.18 million My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (6 eps.) #12 16.64 million
Forever Eden (7 eps.) #115 6.52 million / The Swan #61 9.54 million
NBC 2003 Fear Factor #19 13.59 million Las Vegas #27 11.83 million Third Watch #62 9.42 million / Average Joe #22 12.59 million
2004 Average Joe: Hawaii #34 11.07 million
The Restaurant #107 6.86 million
UPN The Parkers #177 3.33 million Eve #168 3.65 million Girlfriends #166 3.66 million Half & Half #174 3.48 million Local
The WB 7th Heaven #132 5.53 million Everwood #150 4.57 million Local

TuesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2003 8 Simple Rules #50 9.98 million I'm with Her (22 eps.) #87 7.74 million According to Jim #51 9.93 million Less Than Perfect #66 8.76 million NYPD Blue #52 9.93 million
2004 Line of Fire (11 eps.) #101 7.22 million
NYPD Blue #52 9.93 million
CBS 2003 NCIS #26 11.84 million The Guardian #44 10.36 million Judging Amy #39 10.68 million
2004 Century City (9 eps.) #84 7.92 million / The Guardian #44 10.36 million
Fox 2003 American Juniors 24 #45 10.30 million Local
2004 American Idol #1 25.73 million
NBC 2003 Whoopi (22 eps.) #90 7.65 million Happy Family (22 eps.) #94 7.60 million Frasier #35 10.92 million Good Morning, Miami #70 8.39 million Law & Order: Special Victims Unit #21 12.72 million
2004 The Tracy Morgan Show (20 eps.) #127 5.83 million Whoopi #90 7.65 million Happy Family #94 7.60 million
Whoopi #90 7.65 million Happy Family #94 7.60 million Scrubs #48 10.25 million
UPN 2003 One on One #184 2.94 million All of Us #176 3.40 million Rock Me Baby (22 eps.) #197 2.40 million The Mullets (8 eps.) #205 1.95 million Local
2004 America's Next Top Model 2 #122 6.31 million / The Player (8 eps.)
The WB Gilmore Girls #157 4.13 million One Tree Hill #173 3.52 million Local

WednesdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2003 My Wife and Kids #60 9.59 million It's All Relative (22 eps.) #69 8.56 million The Bachelor #23 12.53 million Karen Sisco #92 7.60 million
2004 The Bachelorette #31 11.55 million Celebrity Mole: Yucatán #72 8.31 million
The Bachelor #23 12.53 million Extreme Makeover #55 9.83 million
CBS 2003 60 Minutes Wednesday #53 9.92 million The King of Queens #33 11.07 million Becker #46 10.29 million The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (5 eps.) #105 6.93 million
2004 The Stones (3 eps.) #88 7.74 million / sitcom reruns 48 Hours Investigates #75 8.26 million
Fox 2003 That '70s Show #49 10.04 million A Minute with Stan Hooper (6 eps.) #129 5.70 million The O.C. #57 9.69 million Local
2004 American Idol #3 24.31 million
NBC Ed #76 8.25 million The West Wing #29 11.78 million Law & Order #14 15.93 million
UPN 2003 Star Trek: Enterprise #178 3.26 million Jake 2.0 (12 eps.) #201 2.25 million Local
2004 I'm Still Alive (5 eps.) #195 2.44 million / Amish in the City (9 eps.)
The WB Smallville #141 4.96 million Angel #162 3.97 million Local

ThursdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2003 Threat Matrix (14 eps.) #119 6.38 million Extreme Makeover #93 7.60 million Primetime Thursday #83 7.98 million
2004 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Reruns) #133 5.48 million Kingdom Hospital #110 6.77 million
CBS 2003 Survivor: Pearl Islands #6 20.72 million CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #2 25.27 million Without a Trace #11 16.74 million
2004 Survivor: All-Stars #4 21.49 million
Fox Tru Calling #151 4.55 million reality show reruns / Forever Eden #169 3.62 million Local
NBC 2003 Friends #5 20.84 million Scrubs #48 10.25 million Will & Grace #16 15.20 million Coupling (4 eps.) #25 12.25 million ER #8 19.04 million
2004 Will & Grace #16 15.20 million The Apprentice #7 20.70 million
UPN WWE SmackDown! #140 5.09 million Local
The WB 2003 Steve Harvey's Big Time #179 3.26 million JKX #189 2.68 million What I Like About You #193 2.55 million Run of the House (16 eps.) #206 1.94 million Local
2004 All About the Andersons (16 eps.) #190 2.67 million JKX #189 2.68 million
Like Family (21 eps.) #191 2.61 million JKX #189 2.68 million

FridayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2003 George Lopez #96 7.74 million Married to the Kellys (22 eps.) #112 6.72 million Hope & Faith #77 8.23 million Life with Bonnie #97 7.43 million 20/20 #58 9.63 million
2004 The Big House (6 eps.) #128 5.71 million The D.A. (4 eps.) #125 5.92 million / 20/20 #58 9.63 million
CBS Joan of Arcadia #54 9.90 million JAG #37 10.80 million The Handler (14 eps.) #81 8.06 million
Fox 2003 Wanda at Large #161 4.04 million Luis (4 eps.) #175 3.42 million Boston Public #145 4.84 million Local
2004 Boston Public #145 4.84 million Wonderfalls (13 eps.) #170 3.56 million
NBC Miss Match (11 eps.) #120 6.34 million / various repeats Dateline NBC #56 9.81 million Boomtown #102 7.21 million / Third Watch #62 9.42 million
UPN UPN Movie Friday #202 2.13 million Local
The WB 2003 Reba #155 4.24 million Like Family #191 2.61 million Grounded for Life #187 2.79 million All About the Andersons #190 2.67 million Local
2004 What I Like About You #193 2.55 million Like Family #191 2.61 million
The Help (5 eps.) #194 2.49 million

SaturdayEdit

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2003 The Wonderful World of Disney #99 7.39 million LA Dragnet #147 4.77 million
2004 ABC Saturday Movie of the Week #123 6.21 million TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
CBS 2003 48 Hours Investigates #75 8.26 million Hack #73 8.31 million The District #65 9.04 million
2004 Star Search #91 7.62 million
Fox COPS #114 6.68 million COPS 2 #100 7.34 million America's Most Wanted #89 7.67 million Local
NBC NBC Saturday Night Movie #117 6.49 million

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