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1969-1970 Television Season

The top five shows of 1969-70 were Family Affair, Mayberry R.F.D., Bonanza, and Gunsmoke with the most popular being Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. (See below for the list of the top 30 programs.)

Shows that started before 8:00pm (and therefore not in the grid below) included: Land of the Giants, Lassie, Wild Kingdom, To Rome With Love, My World and Welcome to It, The Dating Game, I Dream of Jeannie, Flying Nun, Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Family Affair, Let's Make a Deal and Get Smart. Select a show below to read all about it and to share your memories!

Prime Time TV Schedule for 1969-1970
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Shows that aired on Mondays ABC Music Scene / New People The Survivors Love, American Style
CBS ContinuedGunsmoke Here's Lucy Mayberry RFD Doris Day Show Carol Burnett Show
NBC Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC Monday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Tuesdays ABC ContinuedMod Squad Movie of the Week Marcus Welby, M.D.
CBS ContinuedLancer Red Skelton Hour Governor & JJ 60 Minutes
NBC Debbie Reyonds Julia NBC Tuesday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Wednesdays ABC Courtship of Eddie's Father Room 222 ABC Wednesday Night Movie
CBS ContinuedGlen Campbell Beverly Hillbillies Medical Center Hawaii Five-O
NBC The Virginian Kraft Music Hall Then Came Bronson
Shows that aired on Thursdays ABC That Girl Bewitched This is Tom Jones It Takes a Thief
CBS Jim Nabors Hour CBS Thursday Night Movie
NBC ContinuedDaniel Boone Ironside Dragnet Dean Martin Show
Shows that aired on Fridays ABC Brady Bunch Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Here Comes the Brides Jimmy Durante Presents
CBS Good Guys Hogan's Heroes CBS Friday Night Movie
NBC ContinuedHigh Chapparral Name of the Game Bracken's World
Shows that aired on Saturdays ABC Newlywed Game Lawrence Welk Show Hollywood Palace [Local]
CBS ContinuedJackie Gleason Show My Three Sons Green Acres Petticoat Junction Mannix
NBC ContinuedAndy Williams Show Adam 12 NBC Saturday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Sundays ABC The FBI ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Ed Sullivan Show Leslie Uggams Shows Mission: Impossible
NBC ContinuedWalt Disney's Wonderful World Bill Cosby Bonanza [Bold Ones (rotating)]
New Doctors / Lawyers / Protectors
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

Note: Television seasons have generally begun in September of each year. And new shows often do not last the entire season. The shows below began the new season but did not necessarily run all the way through to summer reruns.
Continued - Indicates show began before the time period indicated.

1969-1970 Ratings

Rank Show Network Estimated
1. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC 15,385,500
2. Gunsmoke CBS 15,151,500
3. Bonanza NBC 14,508,000
4. Mayberry RFD CBS 14,274,000
5. Family Affair CBS 14,157,000
6. Here's Lucy CBS 13,981,500
7. The Red Skelton Hour CBS 13,923,000
8. Marcus Welby, M.D. ABC 13,864,500
9. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color NBC 13,806,000
10. The Doris Day Show CBS 13,338,000
11. The Bill Cosby Show NBC 13,279,500
12. The Jim Nabors Show CBS 13,104,000
13. The Carol Burnett Show CBS 12,928,500
14. The Dean Martin Show NBC 12,811,500
15. My Three Sons CBS 12,753,000
16. Ironside NBC 12,753,000
17. The Johnny Cash Show ABC 12,753,000
18. The Beverly Hillbillies CBS 12,694,500
19. Hawaii Five-O CBS 12,343,500
20. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour CBS 12,285,000
21. Hee Haw CBS 12,285,000
22. Movie of the Week ABC 12,226,500
23. Mod Squad ABC 12,168,000
24. NBC Saturday Night Movie NBC 12,050,000
25. Bewitched ABC 12,050,000
26. The F.B.I. ABC 12,050,000
27. The Ed Sullivan Show CBS 11,875,500
28. Julia NBC 11,758,500
29. CBS Thursday Movie CBS 11,700,000
30. Mannix CBS 11,641,500
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