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1974-1975 Television Season

The top five shows of 1974-75 were M*A*S*H, The Jeffersons, Chico and the Man, Sanford and Son, with the most popular being All in the Family. (See below for the list of the top 30 programs.)

A trio of female detectives debuted in the fall of 1974: Angie Dickenson as Police Woman, Get Christie Love, and Amy Prentiss. The first featured a hot blonde, the second an African-American, and the third had the first female chief of police. Guess which one survived for a second season? Select a show below to read all about it and to share your memories!

Prime Time TV Schedule for 1974-1975
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Shows that aired on Mondays ABC Rookies Monday Night Football
CBS Gunsmoke Maude Rhoda Medical Center
NBC Born Free NBC Monday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Tuesdays ABC Happy Days Tuesday Movie of the Week Marcus Welby, M.D.
CBS Maude M*A*S*H* Hawaii Five-O Barnaby Jones
NBC Adam 12 NBC World Premiere Movie Police Story
Shows that aired on Wednesdays ABC That's My Mama Wednesday Movie of the Week Get Christie Love
CBS Sons & Daughters Cannon Manhunter
NBC Little House on the Prairie Lucas Tanner Petrocelli
Shows that aired on Thursdays ABC Odd Couple Paper Moon Streets of San Francisco Harry-O
CBS Waltons CBS Thursday Night Movie
NBC Sierra Ironside Movin' On
Shows that aired on Fridays ABC Kodiak Six Million Dollar Man Texas Wheelers Kolchak - The Night Stalker
CBS Planet of the Apes New CBS Friday Night Movie
NBC Sanford & Son Chico and the Man Rockford Files Police Woman
Shows that aired on Saturdays ABC New Land Kung Fu Nakia
CBS All in the Family Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers Mary Tyler Moore Bob Newhart Show Carol Burnett Show
NBC Emergency! NBC Saturday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Sundays ABC Sonny Comedy Revue ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS ContinuedApple's Way Kojak Mannix [Local]
NBC ContinuedWonderful World of Disney [Sunday Mystery Movie (rotating)]
Amy Prentiss / 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. 

1974-75 Ratings

Rank Show Network Estimated
1. All in the Family CBS 20,687,000
2. Sanford and Son NBC 20,276,000
3. Chico and The Man NBC 19,522,500
4. The Jeffersons CBS 18,906,000
5. M*A*S*H CBS 18,769,000
6. Rhoda CBS 18,015,500
7. Good Times CBS 17,673,000
8. The Waltons CBS 17,467,500
9. Maude CBS 17,056,500
10. Hawaii Five-O CBS 16,988,000
11. The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS 16,440,000
12. Rockford Files NBC 16,234,500
13. Little House on the Prairie NBC 16,097,500
14. Kojak CBS 15,960,500
15. Police Woman NBC 15,618,000
16. S.W.A.T. ABC 15,481,000
17. Bob Newhart Show CBS 15,344,000
18. Wonderful World of Disney NBC 15,070,000
19. The Rookies ABC 15,070,000
20. Mannix CBS 14,796,000
21. Cannon CBS 14,796,000
22. Cher CBS 14,590,500
23. The Streets of San Francisco ABC 14,590,500
24. NBC Sunday Mystery Movie NBC 14,590,500
25. Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers CBS 14,179,500
26. Tony Orlando & Dawn CBS 14,179,500
27. Medical Center CBS 14,111,000
28. Gunsmoke CBS 14,042,500
29. The Carol Burnett Show CBS 13,974,000
30. Emergency! NBC 13,700,000
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