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1973-1974 Television Season

The top five shows of 1973-74 were Hawaii Five-0, M*A*S*H*, Sanford and Son, and The Waltons with the most popular being - for the third straight season - All in the Family. (See below for the list of the top 30 programs.)

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Prime Time TV Schedule for 1973-1974
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Shows that aired on Mondays ABC Rookies Monday Night Football
CBS Gunsmoke Here's Lucy New Dick Van Dyke Show Medical Center
NBC Lotsa Luck Diana NBC Monday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Tuesdays ABC Temparatures Rising Tuesday Movie of the Week Marcus Welby, M.D.
CBS Maude Hawaii Five-O [Rotating]
New CBS Tuesday Night Movie / Hawkins / Shaft
NBC Chase The Magician Police Story
Shows that aired on Wednesdays ABC Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Wednesday Movie of the Week Owen Marshall
CBS Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Cannon Kojak
NBC Adam 12 [Wednesday Mystery Movie (rotating)]
Faraday and Company / Madigan / Snoop Sisters / Tenafly
Love Story
Shows that aired on Thursdays ABC Toma Kung Fu Streets of San Francisco
CBS Waltons CBS Thursday Night Movie
NBC Flip Wilson Show Ironside NBC Follies
Shows that aired on Fridays ABC Brady Bunch Odd Couple Room 222   Love, American Style
CBS Calucci's Dept. Roll Out New CBS Friday Night Movie
NBC Sanford & Son Girl with Something Extra Needles and Pins Brian Keith Show Dean Martin Show
Shows that aired on Saturdays ABC Partridge Family ABC Suspense Movie Griff
CBS All in the Family M*A*S*H* Mary Tyler Moore Bob Newhart Show Carol Burnett Show
NBC Emergency! NBC Saturday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Sundays ABC ContinuedThe FBI ABC Sunday Night Movie [Local]
CBS ContinuedNew Adventures of Perry Mason Mannix Barnaby Jones [Local]
NBC ContinuedWonderful World of Disney [Sunday Mystery Movie (rotating)]
Hec Ramsey / McCloud / Columbo / McMillan & Wife
    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.

1973-1974 Ratings

Rank Show Network Estimated
1. All in the Family CBS 20,654,400
2. The Waltons CBS 18,602,200
3. Sanford and Son NBC 18,205,000
4. M*A*S*H CBS 17,013,400
5. Hawaii Five-O CBS 15,888,000
6. Maude CBS 15,557,000
7. Kojak CBS 15,424,600
8. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour CBS 15,424,600
9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS 15,292,200
10. Cannon CBS 15,292,200
11. The Six Million Dollar Man ABC 15,027,400
12. The Bob Newhart Show CBS 14,762,600
13. The Wonderful World of Disney NBC 14,762,600
14. The NBC Saturday Mystery Movie NBC 14,696,400
15. Gunsmoke CBS 14,630,200
16. Happy Days ABC 14,233,000
17. Good Times CBS 14,166,800
18. Barnaby Jones CBS 14,166,800
19. Monday Night Football ABC 14,034,400
20. CBS Friday Night Movie CBS 14,034,400
21. Tuesday Movie of the Week ABC 13,902,000
22. The Streets of San Francisco ABC 13,769,600
23. Adam 12 NBC 13,703,400
24. ABC Sunday Night Movie ABC 13,703,400
25. The Rookies ABC 13,438,600
26. ABC Monday Movie ABC 13,372,400
27. The Carol Burnett Show CBS 13,306,200
28. Kung Fu ABC 13,306,200
29. Here's Lucy CBS 13,240,000
30. CBS Thursday Movie CBS 13,173,800
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