2004–05 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 2004. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

Beginning this season, the major networks were no longer producing original dramatic content for Saturday broadcast (an exception being ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney, although it often featured rebroadcast material). Saturday schedules consisted instead of nonfiction reality-based programming and rebroadcasts of dramatic series episodes from earlier in the week.

New series are highlighted in bold.

     Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.[1]
     Yellow indicates the top ten most watched programs of the season.[1]
     Cyan indicates the top 20 most watched programs of the season.[1]
     Magenta indicates the top 30 most watched programs of the season.[1]
     Orange indicates the top 40 most watched programs of the season.[1]
     Silver indicates the top 50 most watched programs of the season.[1]

Rankings determined by Nielsen Media Research.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.

Schedule[edit]

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 2004 America's Funniest Home Videos #62 8.5 million Extreme Makeover: Home Edition #15 15.8 million Desperate Housewives #4 23.7 million Boston Legal #27 12.5 million
2005 Grey's Anatomy #9 18.5 million
CBS 60 Minutes #19 13.9 million Cold Case #17 15.1 million CBS Sunday Movie
Fox 2004 NFL overrun The Simpsons #50 9.6 million Arrested Development #97 5.9 million My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss #126 4.0 million Local
2005 King of the Hill #110 4.8 million Malcolm in the Middle #99 5.6 million Family Guy #74 7.6 million The Sketch Show #114 4.5 million
American Dad! #65 8.5 million
NBC 2004 Dateline NBC #71 8.0 million American Dreams #80 7.2 million Law & Order: Criminal Intent #28 12.1 million Crossing Jordan #30 11.7 million
2005 The Contender #94 6.2 million
The WB 2004 Steve Harvey's Big Time #149 2.5 million Charmed #132 3.5 million Jack & Bobby #153 2.2 million Local
2005 Charmed (Reruns) Steve Harvey's Big Time #149 2.5 million

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Benefactor #115 4.4 million NFL Monday Showcase Monday Night Football #12 16.2 million
Follow-up Life of Luxury #105 5.2 million
Winter Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That? #72 7.8 million The Bachelorette #63 8.5 million Supernanny #58 9.0 million
Spring Extreme Makeover
CBS Still Standing #46 10.0 million Listen Up! #51 9.6 million Everybody Loves Raymond #10 17.4 million Two and a Half Men #11 16.5 million CSI: Miami #7 19.0 million
Fox Fall North Shore #125 4.1 million Renovate My Family Local
Follow-up Trading Spouses #73 7.8 million The Swan 2 #81 7.2 million
Winter American Idol 24 #29 11.9 million
Spring Nanny 911 #66 8.4 million
NBC Fall Fear Factor #40 10.2 million Las Vegas #32 11.4 million LAX #93 6.5 million
Follow-up $25 Million Dollar Hoax
Mid-season Dateline NBC
Winter Medium #20 13.9 million
UPN Fall One on One #138 3.1 million Half & Half #135 3.3 million Girlfriends #131 3.6 million Second Time Around #140 3.0 million Local
Winter Cuts #139 3.1 million Half & Half #135 3.3 million
The WB Fall 7th Heaven #103 5.3 million Everwood #118 4.3 million Local Programming
Midseason Summerland #137 3.1 million
Spring Everwood

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall My Wife and Kids #83 7.2 million George Lopez #79 7.2 million According to Jim #45 10.0 million Rodney #57 9.0 million NYPD Blue #42 10.1 million
Spring Blind Justice #68 8.2 million
CBS Fall NCIS #22 13.6 million Clubhouse #75 7.5 million Judging Amy #36 10.6 million
Follow-up The Amazing Race 6 #31 11.5 million
Midseason The Amazing Race 7 #25 13.0 million
Summer Fire Me...Please 48 Hours repeats
Follow-up Big Brother Rock Star
Fox Fall Trading Spouses The Next Great Champ #113 4.5 million Local
Follow-up The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best #123 4.1 million House, M.D. #24 13.3 million
Winter American Idol #1 27.3 million
NBC Fall Last Comic Standing Father of the Pride #77 7.3 million Scrubs #89 6.9 million Law & Order: Special Victims Unit #23 13.5 million
Follow-up The Biggest Loser #38 10.3 million
Winter Scrubs #89 6.9 million Committed #92 6.7 million
Spring Will & Grace repeats Scrubs repeats The Office #102 5.4 million
Summer Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back I Want To Be a Hilton
UPN All of Us #147 2.6 million Eve #143 2.8 million Veronica Mars #151 2.5 million Local
The WB Fall Gilmore Girls #111 4.8 million One Tree Hill #120 4.3 million Local
Follow-up High School Reunion #148 2.5 million
Winter One Tree Hill
Spring The Starlet #154 2.1 million

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Lost #14 16.0 million The Bachelor #63 8.5 million Wife Swap #52 9.3 million
Midseason Alias #39 10.3 million Eyes #84 7.1 million
CBS Fall 60 Minutes Wednesday #67 8.4 million The King of Queens #48 9.8 million Center of the Universe #56 9.0 million CSI: NY #21 13.9 million
Midseason Yes, Dear #54 9.2 million
Fox Fall That '70s Show #85 7.0 million Quintuplets #104 5.2 million The Bernie Mac Show #112 4.8 million Method & Red Local
Nanny 911 #66 8.4 million
Midseason The Simple Life 3 #49 9.6 million Stacked #43 10.1 million American Idol #3 26.1 million Life on a Stick #53 9.2 million
NBC Fall Hawaii #82 7.2 million The West Wing #33 11.1 million Law & Order #26 13.0 million
Follow-up LAX #93 6.5 million
Winter Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search #108 5.0 million
Spring American Dreams
Follow-up Dateline NBC Revelations #37 10.3 million
UPN Fall America's Next Top Model #109 5.0 million Kevin Hill #142 2.8 million Local
Midseason The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott #141 3.0 million
America's Next Top Model #106 5.1 million
The WB Fall Smallville #116 4.4 million The Mountain #155 1.9 million Local
Follow-up Jack & Bobby #153 2.2 million
Winter Big Man on Campus #156 1.7 million
Follow-up Jack & Bobby

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2004 Extreme Makeover #98 5.9 million Life as We Know It #128 3.8 million Primetime Live #87 7.0 million
2005 Jake in Progress #101 5.5 million Jake in Progress #101 5.5 million Extreme Makeover #98 5.9 million
CBS 2004 Survivor: Vanuatu #6 19.6 million CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #2 26.6 million Without a Trace #8 18.9 million
2005 Wickedly Perfect #100 5.6 million
Survivor: Palau #5 20.9 million
Fox 2004 The O.C. #71 7.9 million North Shore #125 4.1 million Local
2005 Point Pleasant #124 4.1 million
Tru Calling #122 4.2 million
NBC 2004 Joey #41 10.2 million Will & Grace #53 9.4 million The Apprentice 2 #13 16.1 million ER #16 15.5 million
2005 The Apprentice 3 #18 14.0 million
UPN WWE SmackDown! #107 5.1 million Local
The WB 2004 Blue Collar TV #134 3.4 million Drew Carey's Green Screen Show #145 2.7 million Charmed (Reruns) Local
2005 The WB Thursday Night Movie

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 8 Simple Rules #91 6.8 million Complete Savages #96 6.1 million Hope & Faith #88 6.9 million Less than Perfect #95 6.2 million 20/20 #64 8.5 million
CBS Fall Joan of Arcadia #70 8.0 million JAG #47 9.9 million Dr. Vegas #69 8.2 million
Midseason Numb3rs #34 11.1 million
Fox Fall Totally Outrageous Behavior #129 3.7 million World's Craziest Videos #127 3.9 million Renovate My Family #117 4.3 million Local
Midseason The Bernie Mac Show #112 4.8 million The Bernie Mac Show #112 4.8 million Jonny Zero #130 3.6 million
NBC Fall Dateline NBC #59 8.8 million Third Watch #55 9.2 million Medical Investigation #60 8.7 million
Midseason Law & Order: Trial by Jury #33 9.8 Million
UPN Star Trek: Enterprise #144 2.8 million America's Next Top Model (Reruns) Local
The WB What I Like About You #152 2.5 million Grounded for Life #146 2.7 million Reba #119 4.3 million Blue Collar TV #134 3.4 million Local

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Wonderful World of Disney/ABC Saturday Movie of the Week Desperate Housewives (Reruns)
CBS Crimetime Saturday (Reruns) 48 Hours Mystery #78 7.3 million
Fox Cops #90 6.8 million America's Most Wanted #76 7.3 million Local
NBC Law & Order (Reruns) #73 7.8 million Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Reruns) #80 7.0 million Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Reruns) #78 7.3 million

By network[edit]

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Fox[edit]

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UPN[edit]

The WB[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "US-Jahrescharts 2004/2005". 2005-05-28. Retrieved 2006-10-26.