1999–2000 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 1999. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New series highlighted in bold.

Each of the 50 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 is not included because member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary.

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 The Wonderful World of Disney (#32/12.82 million) Snoops The Practice (#8/17.92 million)
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Sunday (#2/27.93 million)
CBS 60 Minutes (#10/17.12 million) Touched by an Angel (#9/17.19 million) CBS Sunday Movie (#15/15.81 million)
Fox Fall The World's Funniest! King of the Hill The Simpsons (#25/13.87 million) Futurama The X-Files (#30/12.98 million) Local Programming
Winter Futurama Malcolm in the Middle (#15/15.23 million)
NBC Fall Dateline Sunday Third Watch NBC Sunday Night Movie
Winter Twenty One
Spring World's Most Amazing Videos NBC Sunday Night Movie
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Beginnings Felicity Jack & Jill Local Programming
Spring D.C. Movie Stars Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane
Follow-up Charmed repeats
Summer The Steve Harvey Show repeats For Your Love The Jamie Foxx Show repeats Mission Hill
Follow-Up For Your Love repeats

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall 20/20 Monday NFL Monday Showcase Monday Night Football (#7/19.58 million)
Winter ABC Monday Night Movie (#28/13.14 million) Once and Again
CBS Fall The King of Queens (#33/12.71 million) Ladies Man (#44/11.78 million) Everybody Loves Raymond (#11/17.08 million) Becker (#20/15.26 million) Family Law (#35/12.37 million)
Spring Grapevine
Follow-up Ladies Man (#44/11.78 million)
Summer Big Brother The King of Queens (#33/12.71 million)
Fox Fall Time of Your Life Ally McBeal (#34/12.38 million) Local Programming
Winter That '70s Show Various programming
Spring Various programming Titus
Summer Various Specials
NBC Fall Suddenly Susan Veronica's Closet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (#38/12.18 million) Dateline Monday
Winter Freaks & Geeks Dateline Monday Third Watch
Follow-up Twenty One
Spring Freaks & Geeks
Mid-season Dateline Monday Twenty One
Summer Mysterious Ways Law & Order (#14/16.28 million)
UPN Moesha The Parkers Grown Ups Malcolm & Eddie Local Programming
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Safe Harbor
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Brutally Normal
Follow-up Various programming
Spring Roswell
Summer Young Americans

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Spin City (#26/13.43 million) It's Like, You Know... Dharma & Greg (#16/15.76 million) Sports Night (#47/11.54 million) Once and Again
Follow-up Oh, Grow Up
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Tuesday (#1/28.53 million) NYPD Blue (#17/15.59 million)
Spring Talk to Me
Follow-up Sports Night (#47/11.54 million)
Summer Comedy repeats
CBS Fall JAG (#24/14.07 million) 60 Minutes II (#29/12.98 million) Judging Amy (#23/14.09 million)
Summer Big Brother Love & Money
Follow-up The King of Queens (#33/12.71 million)
Fox Fall Ally That '70s Show Party of Five Local Programming
Winter That '70s Show
Spring Family Guy Greed
Follow-Up Party of Five
Summer Titus The PJs
NBC Fall Just Shoot Me! 3rd Rock from the Sun Will & Grace (#42/12.03 million) The Mike O'Malley Show Dateline Tuesday (#48/11.50 million)
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Veronica's Closet
Spring 3rd Rock from the Sun God, the Devil and Bob Just Shoot Me!
Summer Suddenly Susan M.Y.O.B. Veronica's Closet
UPN Fall Dilbert repeats Redhanded repeats Star Trek: Voyager repeats Local Programming
Follow-up Shasta McNasty Dilbert The Strip
Winter I Dare You: The Ultimate Challenge Shasta McNasty Dilbert
Follow-up Shasta McNasty Dilbert I Dare You: The Ultimate Challenge
Spring Secret Agent Man
Follow-up The Beat
The WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel Local Programming

Note: On Fox, Ally aired as re-edited half-hour repeats of the original hour-long Ally McBeal series. On CBS, Falcone premieres at 9:00 p.m. on April 4, 2000.

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Two Guys and a Girl Norm The Drew Carey Show (#22/14.50 million) Oh, Grow Up 20/20 Wednesday (#43/11.89 million)
Follow-up It's Like, You Know... Norm
Winter Norm Spin City (#26/13.43 million)
Follow-up Clerks
Spring Then Came You
Follow-up Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Wednesday
CBS Fall Cosby Work with Me CBS Wednesday Movie (#40/12.10 million)
Winter City of Angels
Summer Survivor: Borneo
Fox Fall Beverly Hills, 90210 Get Real Local Programming
Spring Party of Five
Summer Various Repeats Guinness World Records Primetime
NBC Fall Dateline Wednesday The West Wing (#31/12.95 million) Law & Order (#14/16.28 million)
Winter Twenty One
Spring Dateline Wednesday
UPN Seven Days Star Trek: Voyager Local Programming
The WB Fall Dawson's Creek Roswell
Summer Felicity
Follow-Up Young Americans

Note: On ABC, Clerks premiered at 9:30 on May 31, 2000.

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Whose Line Is It Anyway? Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wasteland 20/20 Downtown (#45/11.68 million)
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Thursday (#3/27.17 million)
Spring Wonderland
Follow-up 20/20 Downtown (#45/11.68 million)
CBS Fall Diagnosis: Murder (#41/12.05 million)) Chicago Hope 48 Hours
Winter Falcone
Summer Big Brother City of Angels 48 Hours
Fox Fall World's Wildest Police Videos Family Guy Action Local Programming
Winter Fox Thursday Night Movie
NBC Fall Friends (#5/14.0 million) Jesse (#13/11.3 million) Frasier (#6/13.6 million) Stark Raving Mad (#18/10.7 million) ER (#4/16.9 million)
Winter God, the Devil and Bob
Spring Daddio Battery Park
Follow-Up Will & Grace (#42/12.03 million) Just Shoot Me!
Summer 3rd Rock from the Sun Will & Grace (#42/12.03 million)
Follow-Up Frasier (#6/13.6 million)
UPN WWF SmackDown! Local Programming
The WB Popular Charmed

Note: On NBC, the sitcom Daddio premiered on March 23, 2000 at 8:30. On Fox, Family Guy only had two airings and one special Sunday airing, and then on March 7, 2000, the show was moved to Tuesdays.

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Hughleys Boy Meets World (#73/9.0) Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (#57/10.2) Odd Man Out 20/20 Friday (#36/12.24 million)
Follow-up Boy Meets World (#73/9.0) Odd Man Out The Hughleys
Winter Various programming
Spring The Hughleys Making the Band
Follow-Up Making the Band
CBS Fall Kids Say the Darndest Things Love & Money Now and Again Nash Bridges
Follow-up Candid Camera
Winter Cosby
Spring Falcone
Summer Candid Camera JAG (#24/14.07 million)
Follow-Up Big Brother
Fox Fall Ryan Caulfield: Year One Harsh Realm Local Programming
Winter World's Wildest Police Videos Greed
Summer Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Various Specials
Follow-Up Various Specials Guinness World Records Primetime
NBC Fall Providence (#27/13.14 million) Dateline Friday (#39/12.15) Cold Feet
Winter Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
UPN Fall Blockbuster Video Shockwave Cinema Local Programming
Spring Moesha Various Specials
Summer The Strip Secret Agent Man
The WB Fall Mission Hill The Jamie Foxx Show The Steve Harvey Show For Your Love
Winter The Jamie Foxx Show
Summer For Your Love Young Americans
Follow-up Baby Blues Popular

Note: On Fox, the game show Greed aired at 9:00 in midseason.

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall College Football on ABC
Winter ABC Big Picture Show
Spring ABC Big Picture Show Various programs or specials
CBS Fall Early Edition Martial Law Walker, Texas Ranger (#37/12.22 million)
Winter Winning Lines Various programming
Follow-up Early Edition
Spring Various programming
Follow-up Early Edition Martial Law Walker, Texas Ranger (#37/12.22 million)
Summer 48 Hours Walker, Texas Ranger (#37/12.22 million) Falcone
Follow-Up Big Brother Walker, Texas Ranger (#37/12.22 million)
Fox COPS America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Local Programming
NBC Fall Freaks and Geeks The Pretender Profiler
Winter The Others
Summer NBC Saturday Night Movie Various Repeats

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.