2005–06 United States network television schedule

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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 2005. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

This would be the final season of broadcasting for both UPN and The WB. They would merge to form The CW next season.

New 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 America's Funniest Home Videos Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (23/8.6) Desperate Housewives (4/13.8) Grey's Anatomy (5/12.5)
CBS 60 Minutes (21/9.0) Cold Case (17/9.3) CBS Sunday Movie
Fox 2005 The OT King of the Hill The Simpsons The War at Home Family Guy American Dad! Local
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Free Ride / American Dad!
NBC Dateline NBC The West Wing Law & Order: Criminal Intent Crossing Jordan
WB 2005 Reba Beginnings Reba Beginnings Charmed Blue Collar TV Blue Collar TV Local
2006 Supernatural encores

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 Wife Swap Monday Night Football (9/10.6)
2006 Emily's Reasons Why Not Jake in Progress The Bachelor: Paris
Supernanny Miracle Workers / What About Brian
CBS 2005 The King of Queens How I Met Your Mother Two and a Half Men (13/9.7) Out of Practice (30/7.8) CSI: Miami (8/11.8)
2006 Courting Alex
The New Adventures of Old Christine (25/8.3)
Fox 2005 Arrested Development Kitchen Confidential Prison Break Local
2006 Skating with Celebrities /
Prison Break
24 (28/8.1)
NBC 2005 Surface Las Vegas Medium
2006 Deal or No Deal (15/9.6) The Apprentice
UPN One on One All of Us Girlfriends Half & Half Local
WB 2005 7th Heaven Just Legal
2006 7th Heaven (Reruns) / Related
Everwood

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 According to Jim Rodney Commander in Chief (24/8.4) Boston Legal
2006 Sons & Daughters Sons & Daughters
Less than Perfect Hope & Faith
CBS 2005 NCIS (12/9.8) The Amazing Race Close to Home
2006 The Unit (13/9.7) Threshold / Love Monkey
The Amazing Race
Fox 2005 Bones House (9/10.6) Local
2006 American Idol (1/17.6)
NBC 2005 The Biggest Loser My Name Is Earl The Office Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (18/9.2)
2006 Most Outrageous Moments Joey Scrubs Scrubs
Scrubs (Reruns) Teachers
UPN 2005 America's Next Top Model (Reruns) Sex, Love & Secrets / comedy reruns Local
2006 Get This Party Started / Veronica Mars
WB 2005 Gilmore Girls Supernatural Local
2006 Pepper Dennis

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 George Lopez Freddie Lost (18/9.2) Invasion
2006 Alias The Evidence / Invasion
CBS 2005 Still Standing Yes, Dear Criminal Minds (27/8.2) CSI: NY (18/9.2)
2006 Courting Alex Out of Practice
The Amazing Race
Fox 2005 That '70s Show Stacked Head Cases / drama reruns Local
2006 Bones American Idol (2/17.2) Unan1mous (25/8.3)
NBC 2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart E-Ring Law & Order
2006 Deal or No Deal (21/9.0) Law & Order / Dateline NBC Heist / Law & Order
UPN 2005 America's Next Top Model 5 Veronica Mars Local
2006 South Beach
America's Next Top Model 6 Veronica Mars repeats
WB 2005 One Tree Hill Related Local
2006 various repeats / The Bedford Diaries

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 Alias Night Stalker Primetime
2006 Dancing with the Stars (7/12.0) Crumbs
American Inventor (Reruns) American Inventor Commander in Chief
CBS 2005 Survivor (Guatemala & Exile Island) (11/10.3) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (3/15.6) Without a Trace (6/12.3)
2006
Fox 2005 The O.C. Reunion Local
2006 That '70s Show That '70s Show The O.C.
NBC 2005 Joey Will & Grace The Apprentice ER (28/8.1)
2006 Will & Grace Four Kings My Name Is Earl The Office
UPN Everybody Hates Chris Love, Inc. Eve Cuts Local
WB 2005 Smallville Everwood Local
2006 Beauty and the Geek
Supernatural

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 Supernanny Hope & Faith Hot Properties 20/20
2006 Dancing with the Stars results show (15/9.6) In Justice
America's Funniest Home Videos (Reruns) TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
CBS 2005 Ghost Whisperer Threshold Numbers
2006 Close to Home
Fox 2005 The Bernie Mac Show Malcolm in the Middle Killer Instinct Local
2006 Nanny 911 Trading Spouses
NBC 2005 Dateline NBC Three Wishes Inconceivable
2006 Las Vegas The Book of Daniel / Conviction
UPN WWE Friday Night SmackDown! Local
WB 2005 What I Like About You Twins / What I Like About You repeats Reba Living with Fran / Twins Local
2006 Living with Fran Twins
Survival of the Richest Modern Men

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC ABC Saturday Movie of the Week Commander in Chief (Reruns)
The Wonderful World of Disney
ABC Saturday Movie of the Week
CBS Crimetime Saturday (Reruns) Crimetime Saturday (Reruns) 48 Hours Mystery
Fox COPS COPS America's Most Wanted Local
NBC Law & Order (Reruns) Law & Order: CI (Reruns) Law & Order: SVU (Reruns)

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.