2006–07 United States network television schedule

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The following is the 2006–07 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers prime time hours from September 2006 through May 2007. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 2005–06 season.

The schedules include the four most popular networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox) and two new networks introduced as part of the broadcast TV realignment: The CW and MyNetworkTV.

Each of the 30 highest-rated shows is listed with its rank and rating as determined by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

PBS is not included; member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary.

     Yellow indicates the top ten most watched programs of the season.
     Cyan indicates the top 20 most watched programs of the season.
     Magenta indicates the top 30 most watched programs of the season.

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 America's Funniest Home Videos Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (26/7.7) Desperate Housewives (9/10.8) Brothers & Sisters (30/7.3)
(Tied with The King of Queens and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (20/8.7)
(Tied with Shark)
The Amazing Race Cold Case (16/8.9)
(Tied with CSI: NY)
Without a Trace (12/9.4)
Winter Various CBS Drama Repeats
Spring The Amazing Race
Summer Various CBS Drama Repeats
Mid-Summer Big Brother Shark
The CW Fall Everybody Hates Chris All of Us Girlfriends The Game America's Next Top Model (Reruns) Local Programming
Follow Up Various CW Drama Repeats 7th Heaven
Mid-November Reba Reba
January Beauty and the Geek (Reruns)
Spring Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (Reruns) America's Next Top Model (Reruns)
Follow Up 7th Heaven (Reruns)
Summer Reba Reba Supernatural (Reruns)
August Smallville (Reruns) Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (Reruns)
FOX Fall Various Animation and FOX Sitcom Repeats / NFL on Fox overrun and The OT The Simpsons American Dad! Family Guy The War at Home
December Family Guy (Reruns)
January 'Til Death The War at Home King of the Hill American Dad!
February Various Animation Repeats
March The War at Home The War at Home The Winner The Winner
Follow Up King of the Hill American Dad!
Late Spring King of the Hill King of the Hill The Simpsons (Reruns)
Summer The War at Home The Loop The Loop
Mid-Summer 'Til Death American Dad! Family Guy (Reruns)
NBC Fall Football Night in America (Ends 8:15) 8:15 NBC Sunday Night Football (11/10.5)
Winter Deal or No Deal Grease: You're the One That I Want! The Apprentice Crossing Jordan
Spring Dateline NBC Deal or No Deal The Apprentice
Follow Up Dateline NBC
June Friday Night Lights Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Summer Law & Order

Monday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Wife Swap The Bachelor What About Brian
Winter Supernanny
Spring Dancing with the Stars (3/12.7)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday and Dancing with the Stars – Wednesday)
Follow Up Dancing with the Stars (3/12.7)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday and Dancing with the Stars – Wednesday)
The Bachelor
June Wife Swap The Ex-Wives Club Supernanny
July Extreme Makeover
August Fat March
CBS Fall The Class How I Met Your Mother Two and a Half Men (14/9.1) The New Adventures of Old Christine CSI: Miami (10/10.7)
Follow Up How I Met Your Mother The Class
February Rules of Engagement (25/7.8)
Spring The New Adventures of Old Christine
Follow Up The King of Queens (#30/7.3)
(Tied with Brothers & Sisters and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
Summer Creature Comforts How I Met Your Mother
Follow Up The New Adventures of Old Christine
Mid-Summer How I Met Your Mother Rules of Engagement
The CW Fall 7th Heaven Runaway Local Programming
Follow Up Everybody Hates Chris All of Us Girlfriends The Game
FOX Fall Prison Break Vanished
Follow Up Justice
November House (Reruns)
Winter 24 (27/7.4)
(Tied with Ugly Betty and ER)
April Drive
Follow Up House (Reruns)
Summer Various FOX Shows Repeats Hell's Kitchen
Follow Up Hell's Kitchen
MNT Fall Desire Fashion House
Winter Wicked Wicked Games Watch Over Me
Spring International Fight League
NBC Fall Deal or No Deal (13/9.2) Heroes (23/8.0) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Spring Deal or No Deal The Black Donnellys
Follow Up Heroes (23/8.0) The Real Wedding Crashers
May Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Summer Age of Love (Reruns) Age of Love Dateline NBC
August Thank God You're Here Heroes

Tuesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Dancing with the Stars (3/12.7)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday and Dancing with the Stars – Wednesday)
Help Me Help You Boston Legal
December Holiday Specials Big Day
January America's Funniest Home Videos (Reruns) Big Day
February Primetime: The Outsiders / Dancing with the Stars Results Show
Spring Dancing with the Stars Recap Dancing with the Stars Results Show (3/12.7)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday and Dancing with the Stars – Wednesday)
Follow Up George Lopez George Lopez
June According to Jim According to Jim Shaq's Big Challenge Primetime: Family Secrets
July Just for Laughs: Gags Just for Laughs: Gags
August Primetime Crime i-Caught
Follow Up i-Caught Primetime Crime
CBS Fall NCIS (15/9.0) The Unit Smith
Follow-Up Various CBS Drama Repeats
November 3 lbs
Winter Various CBS Drama Repeats
Summer 48 Hours
Mid-Summer Big Brother Pirate Master
August Power of 10 NCIS
The CW Fall Gilmore Girls Veronica Mars Local Programming
Spring Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
Follow Up Veronica Mars
Summer Beauty and the Geek (Reruns)
FOX Fall House (8/11.1) Standoff
Follow Up Standoff House (8/11.1)
Winter American Idol (2/16.8)
Summer On the Lot
MNT Fall Desire Fashion House
Winter Wicked Wicked Games Watch Over Me
Spring American Heiress American Heiress
Follow Up MyNetworkTV Specials MyNetworkTV Specials
Summer My Tuesday Night Movie
NBC Fall Friday Night Lights Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (24/7.9)
Winter Dateline NBC
Summer America's Got Talent
Mid-Summer America's Got Talent The Singing Bee

NOTE: Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race aired at 8PM ET on ABC during the NBA Finals in June.

Wednesday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Dancing with the Stars (3/12.7)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Monday and Dancing with the Stars – Tuesday)
Lost (22/8.3) The Nine
Follow Up Show Me the Money Day Break Primetime: Basic Instincts
January According to Jim According to Jim The Knights of Prosperity In Case of Emergency Primetime: Medical Mysteries
February George Lopez The Knights of Prosperity Lost (Reruns) Lost (22/8.3)
March According to Jim According to Jim In Case of Emergency
April George Lopez
Follow Up According to Jim Notes from the Underbelly Lost (Reruns)
Summer The Next Best Thing American Inventor Traveler
August According to Jim According to Jim NASCAR in Primetime Primetime: The Outsiders
CBS Fall Jericho Criminal Minds (18/8.8)
(Tied with Survivor)
CSI: NY (16/8.9)
(Tied with Cold Case)
December The King of Queens (#30/7.3)
(Tied with Brothers & Sisters and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)
Various CBS Comedy Repeats
January Armed & Famous
February Jericho
Summer The King of Queens The King of Queens
August Power of 10
The CW Fall America's Next Top Model One Tree Hill Local Programming
Winter Beauty and the Geek
Spring America's Next Top Model Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (Reruns)
May One Tree Hill
Summer Hidden Palms
Follow Up Hidden Palms
Mid-Summer America's Next Top Model (Reruns) America's Next Top Model (Reruns)
FOX Fall Bones Justice
Follow Up Bones (Reruns)
Winter American Idol (1/17.3)
Spring American Idol (1/17.3) 'Til Death
Follow Up American Idol (1/17.3)
Summer So You Think You Can Dance
Mid-Summer So You Think You Can Dance Don't Forget the Lyrics!
MNT Fall Desire Fashion House
Winter Wicked Wicked Games Watch Over Me
Spring Saints & Sinners Saints & Sinners
Follow Up American Heiress Saints & Sinners
Mid-Summer MyNetworkTV Special Presentation
NBC Fall 30 Rock Twenty Good Years The Biggest Loser Kidnapped
Follow Up Dateline NBC
Late November The Biggest Loser Medium
January Friday Night Lights Deal or No Deal
Spring Crossing Jordan
Follow Up Thank God You're Here
Summer Last Comic Standing (Reruns) Last Comic Standing Dateline NBC
Mid-Summer Most Outrageous Moments Most Outrageous Moments

NOTES: FOX premiered The Rich Li$t on November 1, 2006 at 9PM ET. Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled two days later.

ABC premiered The Great American Dream Vote at 8PM ET on March 28th, 2007 (after airing the pilot the previous night). The show was cancelled on March 29th, 2007.

Thursday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Ugly Betty (27/7.4)
(Tied with ER and 24)
Grey's Anatomy (7/12.1) Six Degrees
Winter Men in Trees
Spring October Road
Summer Men in Trees
CBS Fall Survivor (18/8.8)
(Tied with Criminal Minds)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (6/12.2) Shark (20/8/8)
(Tied with 60 Minutes)
Winter Various CBS Repeats
February Survivor (18/8.8)
(Tied with Criminal Minds)
Summer Pirate Master
Follow-up Big Brother Without a Trace
The CW Smallville Supernatural Local Programming
FOX September 'Til Death Happy Hour Celebrity Duets
October MLB Post Season/World Series
November 'Til Death 'Til Death The O.C. Local Programming
Winter The War at Home
March American Idol Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (30/7.3)
(Tied with Brothers & Sisters and The King of Queens)
Follow Up Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (30/7.3)
(Tied with Brothers & Sisters and The King of Queens)
Family Guy (Reruns) Family Guy (Reruns)
Spring Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
June So You Think You Can Dance
July Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Don't Forget the Lyrics!
August Don't Forget the Lyrics!
MNT Fall Desire Fashion House
Winter Wicked Wicked Games Watch Over Me
Spring My Thursday Night Movie
NBC Fall My Name Is Earl The Office Deal or No Deal ER (27/7.4)
(Tied with Ugly Betty and 24)
Winter Scrubs 30 Rock
Spring The Office Andy Barker, P.I. Raines
Follow Up My Name Is Earl 30 Rock Scrubs ER (27/7.4)
(Tied with Ugly Betty and 24)
Summer 30 Rock The Office Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Follow Up ER (27/7.4)
(Tied with Ugly Betty and 24)

NOTES: In May 2006, when ABC announced their fall lineup for the 2006-2007 TV season, Big Day and Notes from the Underbelly was scheduled to air at 8PM and 8:30PM ET.[2] However, due to both shows not getting "buzz" before their fall premieres, ABC moved Ugly Betty from its planned Friday night 8PM slot to the Thursday night 8PM ET slot. Big Day and Notes from the Underbelly aired later on in the season on different nights.

Fast Cars and Superstars debuted June 7 on ABC as a lead-in to coverage of the 2007 NBA Finals.

Friday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Grey's Anatomy (Encore) Men in Trees 20/20
December America's Funniest Home Videos 20/20
January Grey's Anatomy (Encore) Desperate Housewives (Encore)
February 20/20
March Wife Swap
Follow Up Six Degrees
April Wife Swap
Mid-May America's Funniest Home Videos National Bingo Night
Mid-June George Lopez George Lopez Kyle XY
Mid-July Set for Life Greek
August George Lopez George Lopez
CBS Fall Ghost Whisperer Close to Home Numbers
Mid-Summer Jericho
The CW WWE Friday Night SmackDown! Local Programming
FOX Fall Nanny 911 Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
November Vanished
December Justice
January Nanny 911
March House (Repeats) The Wedding Bells
Mid-April Bones (Repeats)
Summer Bones (Repeats) Standoff
August FOX Friday Night at the Movies
MNT Fall Desire Fashion House
Winter Wicked Wicked Games Watch Over Me
Spring My Friday Night Movie
NBC Fall Deal or No Deal Las Vegas Law & Order
Follow Up 1 vs. 100
Spring Identity Raines
May Dateline NBC
Summer 1 vs. 100 Las Vegas Law & Order: Criminal Intent

NOTE: In May 2006, when ABC announced their fall lineup for the 2006-2007 TV season, Big Day and Notes from the Underbelly was scheduled to air at 8PM and 8:30PM ET for Thursday nights and Ugly Betty at 8PM ET Friday nights time slot.[3] However, due to the comedies not getting "buzz" before their fall premieres, ABC moved Ugly Betty from its planned Friday night 8PM slot to the Thursday night 8PM ET slot. The Friday night 8PM time slot was filled with the previous night's episode of Grey's Anatomy until December.

Saturday[edit]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall ESPN Saturday Night Football on ABC
Winter ABC Saturday Night Movie
Summer The Wonderful World of Disney
Follow Up The Wonderful World of Disney America's Funniest Home Videos (Reruns)
August ABC Saturday Night Movie Masters of Science Fiction
CBS Crimetime Saturday (Reruns of Various CBS Dramas and 48 Hours) / CBS Saturday Movie 48 Hours Mystery
FOX COPS COPS (Reruns) America's Most Wanted Local Programming
MNT Fall Desire (recaps) Fashion House (recaps)
Winter Wicked Wicked Games (recaps) Watch Over Me (recaps)
Spring My Saturday Night Movie
Follow Up International Fight League (Encore)
NBC Fall Dateline Saturday Night Various NBC Drama Repeats Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat)
Follow Up Kidnapped
November Dateline Saturday Night
Winter Various NBC Drama Repeats
February Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat) Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Repeat)
Spring Law & Order (Repeat)
Follow Up Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat) Law & Order (Repeat)
Summer America's Got Talent (Encore) Medium (Repeat)
Mid-Summer The Singing Bee (Reruns) America's Got Talent (Encore)

By network[edit]

ABC[edit]

CBS[edit]

The CW[edit]

Fox[edit]

MyNetworkTV[edit]

New series:

NBC[edit]

Pickups and cancellations[edit]

Full season pickups[edit]

ABC

CBS

The CW

FOX

NBC

Canceled or ended[edit]

ABC

CBS

FOX

NBC

The CW

MyNetworkTV

Footnotes[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.
  2. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2006/05/16/abc-unveils-2006-07-primetime-schedule-21355/20060516abc01/
  3. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2006/05/16/abc-unveils-2006-07-primetime-schedule-21355/20060516abc01/