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1984–85 United States network television schedule

1984–85 United States network television schedule

This was the television schedule on all three networks for the fall season beginning in September 1984. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New fall series are highlighted in bold.

Each of the 30 highest-rated shows is listed with its rank and rating as determined by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

Yellow indicates the programs in the top 10 for the season.Cyan indicates the programs in the top 20 for the season.Magenta indicates the programs in the top 30 for the season.

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


Network7:00 PM7:30 PM8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCFallRipley's Believe It or Not!Hardcastle and McCormickThe ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.5)
Follow-upThe ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.5)/ Specials / Miniseries
CBSFall60 Minutes (4/22.2)Murder, She Wrote (8/20.1)The JeffersonsAliceTrapper John, M.D. (29/16.8)
WinterCrazy Like a Fox (10/19.9)
(Tied with Falcon Crest)
NBCSilver SpoonsPunky BrewsterKnight RiderNBC Sunday Night Movie

Note: Beginning December 16, ABC's Sunday schedule between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. varied, consisting of three-hour broadcasts of The ABC Sunday Night Movie, two-hour broadcasts of The ABC Sunday Night Movie starting at 8:00 p.m. with specials airing at 10:00 p.m., specials airing at 8:00 p.m. followed by a two-hour broadcast of The ABC Sunday Night Movie starting at 9:00 p.m., or miniseries or sports programming during the entire three-hour block.


Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCFallCall to GloryABC NFL Monday Night Football (25/17.0)
(Tied with Remington Steele and Webster)
Follow-upHardcastle and McCormick
WinterThe ABC Monday Night Movie
SummerMonday Night Baseball
CBSScarecrow and Mrs. King (22/17.1)
(Tied with TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes and The Fall Guy)
Kate & Allie (17/18.3)Newhart (16/18.4)Cagney & Lacey (28/16.9)
NBCTV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (22/17.1)
(Tied with Scarecrow and Mrs. King and The Fall Guy)
NBC Monday Night at the Movies (18/18.2)


Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCFallFoul-Ups, Bleeps & BlundersThree's a CrowdPaper DollsJessie
Follow-upThree's a CrowdWho's the Boss?GlitterPaper Dolls
WinterMacGruder and LoudCall to Glory
SummerLife's Most Embarrassing Moments
CBSFallAfterMASHE/RThe CBS Tuesday Night Movies
WinterThe JeffersonsAlice
SpringThe Lucie Arnaz ShowThe Jeffersons
SummerThe JeffersonsAlice
NBCThe A-Team (6/21.9)Riptide (14/19.2)Remington Steele (25/17.0) (Tied with Monday Night Football and Webster)


Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCFallThe Fall Guy (22/17.1)
(Tied with Scarecrow & Mrs. King and TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes)
Dynasty (1/25.0)Hotel (12/19.7)
(Tied with Cheers)
SummerRock 'n' Roll Summer Action
CBSFallCharles in ChargeDreamsThe CBS Wednesday Night Movies
SpringDouble Dare
Follow-upI Had Three Wives
NBCFallHighway to Heaven (19/17.7)The Facts of LifeIt's Your MoveSt. Elsewhere
SummerDouble Trouble


Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCFallPeople Do the Craziest ThingsWho's the Boss?Glitter20/20
Follow-upThe ABC Thursday Night Movie
SpringWildsideEye to Eye
Follow-upStreet HawkSpecials
SummerThe ABC Thursday Night Movie
CBSMagnum, P.I. (15/19.1)Simon & Simon (7/21.8)Knots Landing (9/20.0)
NBCThe Cosby Show (3/24.2)Family Ties (5/22.1)Cheers (12/19.7)
(Tied with Hotel)
Night Court (20/17.6)Hill Street Blues (27/16.6)


Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCFallBensonWebster (25/17.0)
(Tied with Monday Night Football and Remington Steele)
Hawaiian HeatMatt Houston
WinterStreet Hawk
SpringWebsterMr. BelvedereBensonOff the Rack
Follow-upMe and Mom
SummerThe Comedy FactoryLife's Most Embarrassing Moments
CBSFallThe Dukes of HazzardDallas (2/24.7)Falcon Crest (10/19.9)
(Tied with Crazy Like a Fox)
SpringDetective in the House
SummerThe Dukes of Hazzard
NBCFallVHunterMiami Vice
WinterCodename: FoxfireV
SpringThe Best TimesHalf Nelson


Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABCT. J. HookerThe Love BoatFinder of Lost Loves
CBSFallAirwolfMickey Spillane's Mike HammerCover Up
SpringCharles in ChargeE/R
Follow-upCover UpMickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
NBCFallDiff'rent StrokesGimme a Break!Partners in CrimeHot Pursuit
Follow-upDouble TroubleGimme a Break!SpencerPartners in Crime
WinterIt's Your MoveBerrenger's
SpringUnder One RoofHunter
SummerOur TimeIt's Your MoveMama's Family
Follow-upDiff'rent StrokesOur Time
Follow-upGimme a Break!The Facts of LifeOur Time

By network




Note: The * indicates that the program was introduced in midseason.


Citation Linkopenlibrary.orgHighest-rated series is based on the annual top-rated programs list compiled by Nielsen Media Research and reported in: Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
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