1993–94 United States network television schedule Information

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The following is the 1993–94 network television schedule for the four major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 1993 through August 1994. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 1992–93 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

New series are highlighted in bold.

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

  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.

Note: This is the first season in which Fox commenced television broadcasts on every night of the week from the beginning of the season onward.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, is not included; member television stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary. From February 12 to 27, 1994, all of CBS' primetime programming was preempted in favor of coverage of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.


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 The New America's Funniest People Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman The ABC Sunday Night Movie (30/12.6)
(Tied with Family Matters)
CBS 60 Minutes (1/20.9) Murder, She Wrote (11/16.0) CBS Sunday Movie (10/16.2)
Fox Fall Townsend Television Martin Living Single Married... with Children Daddy Dearest Local Programming
Winter Code 3 Code 3 The George Carlin Show
NBC I Witness Video seaQuest DSV NBC Sunday Night Movie


Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Day One ABC's Monday Night Football (8/16.5)
Winter The ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS Fall Evening Shade (27/13.2)
(Tied with Phenom and Rescue 911)
Dave's World (21/13.7)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Murphy Brown (9/16.3) Love & War (13/14.5) Northern Exposure (14/14.4)
Spring Dave's World (21/13.7)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
704 Hauser Hearts Afire
Follow-up Evening Shade (27/13.2)
(Tied with Phenom and Rescue 911)
Dave's World (21/13.7)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Summer Dave's World (21/13.7)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Tom Love & War (13/14.5)
Follow-up The Nanny Dave's World (21/13.7)
(Tied with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Fox Fox Night at the Movies Local Programming
NBC Fall The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (21/13.7)
(Tied with Dave's World)
Blossom The NBC Monday Movie (23/13.6)
Spring Someone Like Me
Follow-up Blossom


Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Full House (16/14.2) Phenom (27/13.2)
(Tied with Evening Shade and Rescue 911)
Roseanne (4/19.1) Coach (6/17.4) NYPD Blue (18/13.9)
(Tied with Wings)
Summer Sister, Sister She TV
CBS Rescue 911 (27/13.2)
(Tied with Phenom and Evening Shade)
CBS Tuesday Movie (25/13.3)
(Tied with Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
Fox Fall Roc Bakersfield P.D. America's Most Wanted Local Programming
Winter Monty Roc
Follow-up Front Page
Spring South Central
NBC Fall Saved by the Bell: The College Years Getting By The John Larroquette Show The Second Half Dateline NBC
Winter The Good Life CafΓ© Americain
Spring The Second Half


Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Thea Joe's Life Home Improvement (2/20.4) Grace Under Fire (5/17.7) Moon Over Miami
Winter George Birdland
Follow-up The Critic
Spring Home Improvement repeats Thunder Alley (12/15.9) Turning Point (20/13.8)
Midseason These Friends of Mine
Summer Dinosaurs The Critic Grace Under Fire
CBS Fall Hearts Afire The Nanny South of Sunset 48 Hours
Follow-up Various
Winter The Nanny Hearts Afire In the Heat of the Night
Spring Tom
Summer Good Advice America Tonight
Follow-up Muddling Through
Fox Beverly Hills, 90210 Melrose Place Local Programming
NBC Unsolved Mysteries Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric Law & Order

Note: After airing only a single episode of South of Sunset on October 27, CBS cancelled the show and broadcast no further episodes.


Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Missing Persons Matlock Primetime Live (17/14.0)
Spring The Byrds of Paradise
CBS Fall In the Heat of the Night Eye to Eye with Connie Chung Angel Falls
Follow Up Various Programming
December Second Chances
Winter How'd They Do That?
Spring Christy Traps
Summer One West Waikiki Hotel Malibu
Fox Fall The Simpsons The Sinbad Show In Living Color Herman's Head Local Programming
Summer Bakersfield P.D.
NBC Fall Mad About You Wings (18/13.9)
(Tied with NYPD Blue)
Seinfeld (3/19.4) Frasier (7/16.8) L.A. Law
Winter Homicide: Life on the Street (24/13.5)
Follow-up L.A. Law


Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Family Matters (30/12.6)
(Tied with The ABC Sunday Night Movie)
Boy Meets World Step by Step Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 20/20 (15/14.3)
Spring Sister, Sister
Follow-up Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
CBS Fall It Had to Be You Family Album Bob Specials Picket Fences
Follow-up Diagnosis: Murder Family Album
Winter Burke's Law
Fox Fall The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. The X-Files Local Programming
Summer Encounters: The Hidden Truth
NBC Fall Against the Grain NBC Friday Night Mystery
Winter Viper

Note: On CBS, Good Advice was to have returned on this night at 9 p.m., followed by Bob at 9:30 p.m. Late changes resulted in Bob beginning at 9 p.m., Family Album moving to 9:30 p.m. in mid-October, It Had to Be You being canceled at the same time, and Good Advice not returning till the following May. Additionally, Diagnosis: Murder premiered in late October to fill the 8–9 p.m. hour.


Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall George Where I Live The Paula Poundstone Show The Commish
Follow-up The ABC Saturday Night Movie
Summer Baseball Night in America (July-August)
CBS Fall Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (25/13.3)
(Tied with The CBS Tuesday Movie)
Harts of the West Walker, Texas Ranger
Spring The Road Home
Follow-up Harts of the West
Summer Muddling Through Hearts Afire
Fox Fall COPS COPS Front Page Local Programming
Mid-Winter America's Most Wanted
NBC Fall The Mommies CafΓ© Americain Empty Nest Nurses Sisters
Winter Getting By
Spring Blossom The Mommies Winnetka Road
Follow-up Sisters
Summer The Mommies Getting By

Note: NBC was scheduled to show its portion of Baseball Night in America in August and September 1994, but those games were cancelled by the Major League Baseball players' strike.

By network





Note: The * indicates that the program was introduced in midseason.


  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.