2000–01 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 2000. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New fall series are highlighted in bold.

Note: The Sydney Olympics hindered the ability to start airing shows in a timely manner. Most television series began their seasons during the month of October.

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, 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 The Wonderful World of Disney Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (4/19.4 million) The Practice (9/18.3 million)
CBS 60 Minutes (17/15.8 million) Touched by an Angel (25/14.0 million) CBS Sunday Movie
Fox Futurama King of the Hill The Simpsons Malcolm in the Middle The X-Files Local
NBC Dateline Sunday Ed NBC Sunday Night Movie
The WB The Jamie Foxx Show For Your Love The Steve Harvey Show The PJs Hype (13 eps.) Nikki / The Oblongs (8 eps.) Local

Note: On the The WB, The Oblongs premiered at 9:30 p.m. on April 1, 2001.

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 Downtown Monday Night Football (8/18.5 million)
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie Gideon's Crossing
Spring Various programming
CBS The King of Queens (27/13.4 million) Yes, Dear (30/13.1 million) Everybody Loves Raymond (6/19.0 million) Becker (16/16.1 million) Family Law
Fox Boston Public Ally McBeal Local
NBC Daddio Tucker (12 eps.) Deadline (13 eps.) Third Watch
UPN Moesha The Parkers The Hughleys Girlfriends Local
The WB 7th Heaven Roswell Local

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (7/18.9 million) Dharma & Greg The Geena Davis Show (21 eps.) Once and Again
Winter The Mole NYPD Blue (24/14.1 million)
Spring Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (7/18.9 million)
Follow-up What About Joan?
CBS JAG 60 Minutes II Judging Amy (28/13.3 million)
Fox That '70s Show Titus Dark Angel Local
NBC The Michael Richards Show (8 eps.) 3rd Rock from the Sun Frasier (18/15.8 million) DAG (17 eps.) Dateline Tuesday
UPN UPN Movie Tuesday Local
The WB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel Local

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Who Wants to be a Millionaire (3/20.3 million) The Drew Carey Show Spin City Gideon's Crossing
Winter Once and Again
Spring My Wife and Kids Two Guys and a Girl The Job
Follow-up Spin City
CBS Fall Bette Welcome to New York CBS Wednesday Movie
Spring Some of My Best Friends Various programming
Fox Fall Malcolm in the Middle Normal, Ohio (7 eps.) The $treet (6 eps.) Local
Winter That '70s Show Grounded for Life Temptation Island (17/10.7)
NBC Titans (11 eps.) The West Wing (15/17.0 million) Law & Order (12/17.7 million)
UPN Seven Days Star Trek: Voyager Local
The WB Dawson's Creek Felicity Local

Note: On the The WB, new episodes of Jack & Jill aired at 9:00pm on January 10, 2001.

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (13/17.6 million) Primetime Thursday
CBS Fall 48 Hours City of Angels Diagnosis: Murder
Follow-up Diagnosis: Murder repeats Diagnosis: Murder 48 Hours
Winter Survivor: The Australian Outback (1/29.8 million) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11/17.7 million)
Spring Big Apple
Fox Fox Thursday Night Movie Local
NBC Friends (4/20.2 million) Cursed (renamed The Weber Show) (17 eps.) Will & Grace (14/17.3 million) Just Shoot Me! (19/15.6 million) ER (2/22.4 million)
UPN WWF SmackDown! Local
The WB Gilmore Girls Charmed Local

Friday[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 The Trouble With Normal (10 eps.) Norm Madigan Men (9 eps.) 20/20
Follow-up Dot Comedy
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (19/15.4 million) Two Guys and a Girl Norm
Spring Two Guys and a Girl Norm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (19/15.4 million)
Follow-up Making the Band
CBS Fall The Fugitive (22 eps.) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (11/17.7 million) Nash Bridges
Winter Diagnosis: Murder The Fugitive
Fox World's Wildest Police Videos FreakyLinks (13 eps.) Local
NBC Providence Dateline Friday Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (29/13.3 million)
UPN Freedom (7 eps.) Level 9 (9 eps.) Local
The WB Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Grosse Pointe (17 eps.) Popular Local

Note: On the The WB, Popstars USA premieres in January 12, 2001 at 8:30pm.

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 That's Life Walker, Texas Ranger The District
Winter Kate Brasher
Spring Walker, Texas Ranger Walker, Texas Ranger
Fox Cops 1 Cops 2 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Local
NBC NBC Saturday Night Movie

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.