1968–69 United States network television schedule

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This was the television schedule on all three United States television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1968. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

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.

Sunday[edit]

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 Land of the Giants The F.B.I. (18/21.7) The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Lassie Gentle Ben The Ed Sullivan Show (23/21.2) The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (27/20.6) Mission: Impossible (11/23.3)
NBC Fall The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (21/21.3) The Mothers-in-Law Bonanza (3/26.6) The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show
Winter My Friend Tony

Monday[edit]

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Avengers Peyton Place The Outcasts The Big Valley
Summer The Guns of Will Sonnett The Dick Cavett Show
CBS Gunsmoke (6/24.9) Here's Lucy (9/23.8) Mayberry R.F.D. (4/25.4) Family Affair (5/25.2) The Carol Burnett Show (24/20.8)
NBC I Dream of Jeannie (26/20.7) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1/31.8) NBC Monday Night at the Movies

Tuesday[edit]

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Mod Squad (28/20.5) It Takes a Thief N.Y.P.D. That's Life
Summer The Dick Cavett Show
CBS Fall Lancer The Red Skelton Hour (11/23.3) The Doris Day Show (20/21.4) CBS News Hour / 60 Minutes
Summer The Liberace Show
NBC The Jerry Lewis Show Julia (7/24.6) NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies

Wednesday[edit]

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Here Come the Brides Peyton Place The ABC Wednesday Night Movie
Spring The King Family Show
CBS Fall Daktari The Good Guys The Beverly Hillbillies (10/23.5) Green Acres (19/21.6) The Jonathan Winters Show
Winter The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (15/22.5) Hawaii Five-O
NBC The Virginian (17/21.8) Kraft Music Hall The Outsider

Thursday[edit]

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Ugliest Girl in Town The Flying Nun Bewitched (11/23.3) That Girl Journey to the Unknown Local
Winter The Flying Nun That Girl What's It All About, World? Local
Summer This is Tom Jones
CBS Fall Blondie Hawaii Five-O CBS Thursday Night Movie
Winter The Queen & I The Jonathan Winters Show
Summer The Prisoner
NBC Fall Daniel Boone (21/21.3) Ironside (16/22.3) Dragnet 1969 (30/20.4) The Dean Martin Show (8/24.1)
Summer Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers

Friday[edit]

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Operation: Entertainment Felony Squad The Don Rickles Show The Guns of Will Sonnett Judd, for the Defense
Winter This is Tom Jones
Summer Let's Make a Deal The John Davidson Show Judd, for the Defense The Dick Cavett Show
CBS The Wild Wild West Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (2/27.2) The CBS Friday Night Movies
NBC The High Chaparral The Name of the Game Star Trek

Saturday[edit]

Network 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Dating Game The Newlywed Game The Lawrence Welk Show (28/20.5) The Hollywood Palace Local
Summer The Johnny Cash Show
CBS The Jackie Gleason Show (24/20.8) My Three Sons (14/22.8) Hogan's Heroes Petticoat Junction Mannix
NBC Adam-12 Get Smart The Ghost & Mrs. Muir NBC Saturday Night at the Movies

References[edit]

  1. ^ Highest-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.
  • Castleman, H. & Podrazik, W. (1982). Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television. New York: McGraw-Hill. 314 pp.
  • McNeil, Alex. Total Television. Fourth edition. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  • Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1994). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.