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]

     Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.
     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.
     Orange indicates the programs in the top 40 for the season.
     Silver indicates the programs in the top 50 for the season.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station. From February 8 to 24, 1992, all of CBS' primetime programming was preempted in favor of coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, and from July 25 to August 9, 1992, all of NBC's primetime programming was preempted in favor of coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

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 (#21 14.5/22) America's Funniest People (#25 13.8/20) The ABC Sunday Night Movie (#36 13.0/21)
CBS 60 Minutes (#1 21.9/36) Murder, She Wrote (#10 16.9/25) CBS Sunday Movie (#14 15.9/26)
Fox True Colors Parker Lewis Can't Lose In Living Color (#49 12.2/18) Roc (#72/8.9) Married... with Children (#29/13.3) Herman's Head The Sunday Comics
NBC Fall The Adventures of Mark & Brian Eerie, Indiana Man of the People Pacific Station NBC Sunday Night Movie (#41 12.6/21)
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 (#13 16.6/28)
Mid-season FBI: The Untold Stories American Detective The ABC Monday Movie (#26 13.8/21)
CBS Evening Shade (#15 15.8/25) Major Dad (#11 16.8/25) Murphy Brown (#3 18.6/27) Designing Women (#6 17.3/26) Northern Exposure (#16 15.5/25)
Fox Fox Night at the Movies Local Programming
NBC The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (#22 14.3/23) Blossom (#37 12.9/20) The NBC Monday Movie (#24 13.9/23)

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 (#8 17.0/27) Home Improvement (#5 17.5/27) Roseanne (#2 20.2/31) Coach (#7 17.2/27) Homefront
Spring Room for Two (#12 16.7/25) Civil Wars
Follow-up Coach (#7 17.2/27)
CBS Rescue 911 (#27 13.5/22) The CBS Tuesday Movie (#44 12.5/20)
NBC Fall I'll Fly Away In the Heat of the Night (#30 13.3/21) Law & Order (#46 12.3/20)
Spring In the Heat of the Night Law & Order Reasonable Doubts
Follow-up Dateline NBC
Summer Mann & Machine Law & Order repeats

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 (#38 12.9/21) Doogie Howser, M.D. (#39 12.9/21) Sibs Anything But Love Good & Evil
Follow-up Anything But Love Civil Wars
Spring The Wonder Years (#38 12.9/21) Doogie Howser, M.D. (#39 12.9/21) The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (#34 13.0/21) Homefront
Follow-up Room for Two (#12 16.7/25) Sibs Various programming
CBS Fall The Royal Family Teech Jake and the Fatman (#50 12.1/19) 48 Hours (#32 13.1/23))
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 (#9 16.9/27.0) Night Court (#48 12.2/19) Seinfeld (#42 12.5/20) 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 (#47 12.3/21)
Winter Street Stories with Ed Bradley
Spring The Human Factor
Fox The Simpsons (#33 13.0/21) Drexell's Class Beverly Hills, 90210 Local Programming
NBC The Cosby Show (#18 14.8/24) A Different World (#17 15.2/24) Cheers (#4 17.6/27) Wings (#19 14.6/23) L.A. Law (#29 13.3/23)

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 (#28 13.5/24) Step by Step (#35 13.0/23) Perfect Strangers Baby Talk 20/20 (#22 14.4/26)
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 (#45 12.4/22) Dear John Flesh 'n' Blood Reasonable Doubts
Follow-up Pacific Station
Spring The Fifth Corner

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 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 Fall COPS Totally Hidden Video Best of the Worst Local Programming
Follow-up Charlie Hoover Get a Life
Winter Various programming
Spring Code 3 Totally Hidden Video
NBC Fall The Golden Girls (#31 13.1/23) The Torkelsons Empty Nest (#23 14.3/25) Nurses (#40 12.8/23) Sisters
Follow-up Walter & Emily
Spring The Powers That Be

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.