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; 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/Spring Futurama Malcolm in the Middle (#21/15.23 million)
NBC Dateline Sunday Third Watch NBC Sunday Night Movie
The WB 7th Heaven Beginnings Felicity Jack & Jill Local Programming

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 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)
Winter Grapevine
Spring Ladies Man (#44/11.78 million)
Fox Time of Your Life Ally McBeal (#34/12.38 million) Local Programming
NBC Suddenly Susan Veronica's Closet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (#38/12.18 million) Dateline Monday
UPN Moesha The Parkers Grown Ups Malcolm & Eddie Local Programming
The WB 7th Heaven Safe Harbor

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)
CBS JAG (#24/14.07 million) 60 Minutes II (#29/12.98 million) Judging Amy (#23/14.09 million)
Fox Ally That '70s Show Party of Five Local Programming
NBC 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)
UPN Shasta McNasty Dilbert The Strip Local Programming
The WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel

Note: On Fox, Ally aired as re-edited half-hour repeats of the original hour-long Ally McBeal series.

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)
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
Fox Beverly Hills, 90210 Get Real Local Programming
NBC Dateline Wednesday The West Wing (#31/12.95 million) Law & Order (#14/16.28 million)
UPN Seven Days Star Trek: Voyager Local Programming
The WB Dawson's Creek Roswell

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 Diagnosis: Murder (#41/12.05 million)) Chicago Hope 48 Hours
Fox World's Wildest Police Videos Family Guy Action Local Programming
NBC Friends (#5/20.95 million) Jesse (#13/16.64 million) Frasier (#6/20.06 million) Stark Raving Mad (#18/15.51 million) ER (#4/24.95 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 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Odd Man Out 20/20 Friday (#36/12.24 million)
Follow-up Boy Meets World Odd Man Out The Hughleys
Winter Various programming
Spring The Hughleys Making the Band
CBS Fall Kids Say the Darndest Things Love & Money Now and Again Nash Bridges
Follow-up Candid Camera
Winter Cosby
Fox Ryan Caulfield: Year One Harsh Realm Local Programming
NBC Providence (#27/13.14 million) Dateline Friday (#39/12.15) Cold Feet
UPN Blockbuster Video Shockwave Cinema Local Programming
The WB Mission Hill The Jamie Foxx Show The Steve Harvey Show For Your Love

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 ABC Big Picture Show
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)
Fox COPS America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Local Programming
NBC Freaks and Geeks The Pretender Profiler

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.