1991–92 United States network television schedule

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This was the television schedule on all four United States commercial broadcast television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1991. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New series are highlighted in bold. Series ending their original runs are highlighted in italics.

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 Life Goes On America's Funniest Home Videos (20/14.5) America's Funniest People (25/13.8) The ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS 60 Minutes (1/21.9) Murder, She Wrote (13/16.5) The CBS Sunday Movie (14/15.9)
Fox True Colors Parker Lewis Can't Lose In Living Color Roc Married... with Children Herman's Head The Sunday Comics
NBC Fall The Adventures of Mark & Brian Eerie, Indiana Man of the People Pacific Station The NBC Sunday Movie
Follow-up Hot Country Nights
Spring Mann & Machine

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall MacGyver Monday Night Football (12/16.6)
Mid-season FBI: The Untold Stories American Detective The ABC Monday Movie (25/13.8)
CBS Evening Shade (15/15.6) Major Dad (9/16.8) Murphy Brown (3/18.6) Designing Women (8/16.9) Northern Exposure (16/15.5)
Fox Fox Night at the Movies Local Programming
NBC The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (22/14.3) Blossom The NBC Monday Movie (24/13.9)

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Full House (7/17.0) Home Improvement (4/17.5) Roseanne (2/19.9) Coach (10/16.7) Homefront
Spring Room for Two (10/16.7) Civil Wars
Follow-up Coach (10/16.7)
CBS Rescue 911 The CBS Tuesday Movie
NBC Fall I'll Fly Away In the Heat of the Night (30/13.1) Law & Order
Summer Mann & Machine

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Dinosaurs The Wonder Years Doogie Howser, M.D. Sibs Anything But Love Good & Evil
Follow-up Anything But Love Civil Wars
Spring The Wonder Years Doogie Howser, M.D. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Homefront
Follow-up Room for Two Sibs Various programming
CBS Fall The Royal Family Teech Jake and the Fatman 48 Hours (29/13.2)
Follow-up Brooklyn Bridge The Royal Family
Follow-up Various Brooklyn Bridge
Winter Davis Rules
Spring The Royal Family Davis Rules
Follow-up Davis Rules Brooklyn Bridge
Summer Various Raven
Follow-up Howie
NBC Unsolved Mysteries (6/17.3) Night Court Seinfeld Quantum Leap

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Pros and Cons FBI: The Untold Stories American Detective Primetime Live
Spring The ABC Thursday Night Movie
CBS Fall Top Cops The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Knots Landing
Winter Street Stories with Ed Bradley
Spring The Human Factor
Fox The Simpsons Drexell's Class Beverly Hills, 90210 Local Programming
NBC The Cosby Show (18/15.0) A Different World (17/15.2) Cheers (4/17.5) Wings (19/14.6) L.A. Law (28/13.3)

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Family Matters (27/13.5) Step by Step Perfect Strangers Baby Talk 20/20 (21/14.4)
Winter Baby Talk Perfect Strangers
Follow-up Billy
Spring Dinosaurs Baby Talk
CBS Fall Princesses Brooklyn Bridge The Carol Burnett Show Palace Guard
Winter Various programming Tequila and Bonetti Hearts Are Wild
Spring Scorch Fish Police
Follow-up Various programming CBS Friday Night Movie
Fox America's Most Wanted The Ultimate Challenge Local Programming
NBC Fall Matlock Dear John Flesh 'n' Blood Reasonable Doubts
Follow-up Pacific Station

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Who's the Boss? Growing Pains The Young Riders The Commish
Winter Capitol Critters Who's the Boss? Perfect Strangers Growing Pains
Spring Who's the Boss? Billy
Summer Julie Billy Perfect Strangers
Follow-up Billy Perfect Strangers On the Air
Follow-up MacGyver Human Target
CBS Fall The CBS Saturday Movie P.S. I Luv U
Winter Various programming
Spring The Boys of Twilight
Follow-up The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
Fox COPS Totally Hidden Video Best of the Worst Local Programming
NBC The Golden Girls (30/13.1) The Torkelsons Empty Nest (22/14.3) Nurses Sisters

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.