1984–85 United States network television schedule

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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.

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 Fall Ripley's Believe It or Not! Hardcastle and McCormick The ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.5)
Follow-up The ABC Sunday Night Movie (21/17.5) / Specials / Miniseries
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (4/22.2) Murder, She Wrote (8/20.1) The Jeffersons Alice Trapper John, M.D. (29/16.8)
Winter Crazy like a Fox (10/19.9)
NBC Silver Spoons Punky Brewster Knight Rider NBC Sunday Night at the Movies

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.

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Call to Glory ABC NFL Monday Night Football (25/17.0)
Follow-up Hardcastle & McCormick
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie
Summer Monday Night Baseball
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King (22/17.1) Kate & Allie (17/18.3) Newhart (16/18.4) Cagney & Lacey (28/16.9)
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (22/17.1) NBC Monday Night at the Movies (18/18.2)

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders Three's a Crowd Paper Dolls Jessie
Follow-up Three's a Crowd Who's the Boss? Glitter Paper Dolls
Winter MacGruder and Loud Call to Glory
Follow-up Moonlighting
Summer Life's Most Emarassing Moments
CBS Fall AfterMASH E/R The CBS Tuesday Night Movies
Winter The Jeffersons Alice
Spring The Lucie Arnaz Show The Jeffersons
Summer The Jeffersons Alice
NBC The A-Team (6/21.9) Riptide (14/19.2) Remington Steele (25/17.0)

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Fall Guy (22/17.1) Dynasty (1/25.0) Hotel (12/19.7)
Summer Rock'n'Roll Summer Action
CBS Fall Charles in Charge Dreams The CBS Wednesday Night Movies
Spring Double Dare
Summer Charles in Charge E/R
Follow-up I Had Three Wives
NBC Fall Highway to Heaven (19/17.7) The Facts of Life It's Your Move St. Elsewhere
Winter Sara
Summer Double Trouble

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall People Do the Craziest Things Who's the Boss? Glitter 20/20
Follow-up Movie
Spring Wildside Eye to Eye
Follow-up Street Hawk Specials
Summer Movie
CBS Magnum, P.I. (15/19.1) Simon & Simon (7/21.8) Knots Landing (9/20.0)
NBC The Cosby Show (3/24.2) Family Ties (5/22.1) Cheers (12/19.7) Night Court (20/17.6) Hill Street Blues (30/16.6)

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Benson Webster (25/17.0) Hawaiian Heat Matt Houston
Spring Mr. Belvedere
Summer The Comedy Factory Life's Most Embarrassing Moments
CBS Fall The Dukes of Hazzard Dallas (2/24.7) Falcon Crest (10/19.9)
Spring Detective in the House
Summer The Dukes of Hazzard
NBC Fall V Hunter/Specials and Movies Miami Vice/Specials and Movies
Winter Specials
Spring Knight Rider

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC T. J. Hooker The Love Boat Finder of Lost Loves
CBS Fall Airwolf Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Cover Up
Winter Otherworld Airwolf
Spring Charles in Charge E/R
Follow-up Cover Up Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
Summer Airwolf Various
NBC Fall Diff'rent Strokes Gimme a Break! Partners in Crime Hot Pursuit
Follow-up Double Trouble Gimme a Break! Spencer Partners in Crime
Winter It's Your Move Berrenger's
Spring Under One Roof Hunter
Summer Our Time It's Your Move Mama's Family
Follow-up Diff'rent Strokes Our Time
Follow-up Gimme a Break! The Facts of Life Our Time

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.