2004–05 United States network television schedule

The following is the 2004–05 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 2004 through May 2005. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 2003–04 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.

Beginning this season, the major networks were no longer producing original dramatic content for Saturday broadcast (an exception being ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney, although it often featured rebroadcast material). Saturday schedules consisted instead of nonfiction reality-based programming and rebroadcasts of dramatic series episodes from earlier in the week, or new episodes of series previously scheduled on other nights that had been de facto cancelled and were "burning off" unaired episodes.

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 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.

Rankings determined by Nielsen Media Research.

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

Sunday

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 Fall America's Funniest Home Videos Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (18/9.1)
(Tied with Medium)
Desperate Housewives (4/14.5) Boston Legal (24/8.1)
Spring Grey's Anatomy (8/11.6)
Mid-Summer My Kind of Town Desperate Housewives
CBS 60 Minutes (16/9.2)
(Tied with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Cold Case (14/9.7)
(Tied with The Apprentice)
CBS Sunday Movie (27/7.6)
(Tied with The Amazing Race)
Fox Fall King of the Hill Malcolm in the Middle The Simpsons Arrested Development My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss Local Programming
Winter Family Guy The Simpsons
Spring The Simpsons Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show
Follow Up The Simpsons Family Guy American Dad!
Summer Malcolm in the Middle King of the Hill
Mid-Summer The Princes of Malibu
Follow Up The Simpsons
NBC Fall Dateline NBC American Dreams Law & Order: Criminal Intent (25/7.9) Crossing Jordan (26/7.7)
Spring The Contender
Summer Dateline NBC
The WB Fall Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge Charmed Jack & Bobby Local Programming
Follow Up The Mountain
Winter Summerland Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge
Spring Charmed
Mid-Summer WB Sunday Movie

Monday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Benefactor NFL Monday Showcase Monday Night Football (10/10.8)
Follow-up Life of Luxury
Winter Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That? The Bachelorette Supernanny
Spring The Bachelor
Summer The Scholar The ABC Monday Night Movie
Mid-Summer The ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS Fall Still Standing Listen Up! Everybody Loves Raymond (9/11.2) Two and a Half Men (11/10.6) CSI: Miami (5/12.4)
Summer Still Standing
Mid-Summer The King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond Two and a Half Men Rock Star
Late summer Two and a Half Men
Fox Fall North Shore Renovate My Family Local Programming
Follow-up Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy The Swan
Winter 24
Late winter American Idol
Spring Nanny 911
Summer Hell's Kitchen
NBC Fall Fear Factor Las Vegas LAX
Follow-up $25 Million Dollar Hoax
Late fall Various Programming
Winter Medium (18/9.1)
(Tied with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
UPN Fall One on One Half & Half Girlfriends Second Time Around Local Programming
Winter Cuts Half & Half
Summer All of Us
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Everwood
Spring Summerland
Follow-Up Everwood
Summer Summerland

Tuesday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall My Wife and Kids George Lopez According to Jim Rodney NYPD Blue
Spring Blind Justice
Mid-Summer Empire
Late summer According to Jim (R) Rodney (R) Boston Legal (R)
CBS Fall NCIS (22/8.8) Clubhouse Judging Amy (29/7.4)
(Tied with The West Wing)
Late fall The Amazing Race (27/7.6)
(Tied with The CBS Sunday Movie)
Summer Fire Me...Please 48 Hours
Mid-Summer Big Brother Rock Star
Fox Fall Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy The Next Great Champ Local Programming
Mid-fall The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best House, M.D. (23/8.3)
Winter American Idol (2/15.7)
Summer Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
NBC Fall Last Comic Standing Father of the Pride Scrubs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (16/9.2)
(Tied with 60 Minutes)
Late fall The Biggest Loser
Winter The Biggest Loser Scrubs Committed
Mid-Winter Most Outrageous Moments / Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)
Spring Will & Grace (R) Scrubs (R) The Office
Late spring Most Outrageous Moments (R)
Summer Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back I Want To Be a Hilton
Mid-summer Meet Mister Mom
Late summer Various Programming Tommy Lee Goes to College The Office (R)
UPN Fall All of Us Eve Veronica Mars Local Programming
Late spring Britney and Kevin: Chaotic The Bad Girl's Guide
Summer Half & Half Girlfriends
Mid-summer One on One All of Us Half & Half
Late summer Eve R U the Girl with T-Boz and Chilli
The WB Fall Gilmore Girls One Tree Hill
Winter High School Reunion
Mid-winter One Tree Hill
Spring The Starlet
Follow-up One Tree Hill

Wednesday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Lost (13/9.8) The Bachelor Wife Swap
Late fall ABC Special Presentation
Winter Alias
Spring Eyes
Summer Supernanny Dancing with the Stars Lost
Mid-Summer Brat Camp Brat Camp
CBS Fall 60 Minutes II CSI: Crime Scene Investigation / CSI: Miami (R) CSI: NY (20/8.9)
(Tied with Law & Order)
Follow-up The King of Queens Center of the Universe
Winter Yes, Dear
Mid-Summer The Cut Rock Star The King of Queens
Follow-up Still Standing Yes, Dear
Fox Fall That '70s Show Quintuplets The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show Local Programming
Follow-up Nanny 911
Winter The Simple Life American Idol (3/15.3)
Spring American Idol (3/15.3) Life on a Stick
Mid-spring The Simple Life Stacked
Late spring That '70s Show That '70s Show Stacked
Summer Stacked The Inside
Mid-Summer So You Think You Can Dance The Bernie Mac Show
NBC Fall Hawaii The West Wing (29/7.4)
(Tied with Judging Amy)
Law & Order (20/8.9)
(Tied with CSI: NY)
Follow-up LAX
Winter Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search
Spring American Dreams
Follow-up Dateline NBC Revelations
Summer Psychic Detectives Law & Order
Mid-Summer Most Outrageous Moments
Late summer Meet Mister Mom
UPN Fall America's Next Top Model Kevin Hill Local Programming
Winter The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott
Spring America's Next Top Model
Summer Eve Eve Veronica Mars
Mid-Summer R U the Girl with T-Boz and Chilli
The WB Fall Smallville The Mountain
Follow-up Jack & Bobby
Late fall Big Man on Campus
Follow-up Jack & Bobby
Summer Beauty and the Geek Smallville
Mid-Summer One Tree Hill

Thursday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Extreme Makeover Life as We Know It Primetime Live
January Life as We Know It Extreme Makeover
Follow-up Extreme Makeover
Spring Jake in Progress Jake in Progress
Follow-up ABC Thursday Night Movie
Mid-Summer Extreme Makeover Hooking Up
CBS Fall Survivor (7/12.0) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1/16.5) Without a Trace (6/12.3)
January Wickedly Perfect
February Survivor (7/12/0)
Summer The Cut
Mid-Summer Big Brother
Fox Fall The O.C. North Shore Local Programming
Winter Point Pleasant
Spring Tru Calling
Summer The O.C.
Mid-Summer That '70s Show That '70s Show
NBC Fall Joey Will & Grace The Apprentice (14/9.7)
(Tied with Cold Case
ER (12/10.4)
June Hit Me Baby, One More Time
July Joey Will & Grace Will & Grace
Follow-up Will & Grace The Law Firm
August Scrubs Scrubs
UPN WWE SmackDown! Local Programming
The WB Fall Blue Collar TV Drew Carey's Green Screen Show Various Drama Repeats
Follow-up The WB Thursday Night Movie
Spring Blue Collar TV Blue Collar TV Blue Collar TV Blue Collar TV
Summer Beauty and the Geek
Mid-Summer Smallville Everwood

Friday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall 8 Simple Rules Complete Savages Hope & Faith Less than Perfect 20/20
Winter 8 Simple Rules
Spring America's Funniest Home Videos
Summer 8 Simple Rules Hope & Faith
CBS Fall Joan of Arcadia JAG Dr. Vegas
Follow-up Various programming
Winter Numb3rs
Summer JAG
Mid-Summer 60 Minutes II The Cut
Fox Fall The Complex: Malibu The Next Great Champ Local Programming
Follow-Up The Simpsons That '70s Show The Complex: Malibu
Mid-fall Various Repeats and Specials Renovate My Family
Late fall Various Repeats and Specials
Winter The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show Jonny Zero
Spring Malcolm in the Middle Various Repeats
Follow-up FOX Friday Night Movie
Late summer Arrested Development
NBC Fall Dateline NBC Third Watch Medical Investigation
Spring Medical Investigation Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Mid-spring Third Watch
Summer Dateline NBC
Late summer Crossing Jordan
UPN Fall Star Trek: Enterprise America's Next Top Model (R) Local Programming
Winter The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott
Spring America's Next Top Model (R)
Summer UPN's Night at the Movies
The WB Fall What I Like About You Grounded for Life Reba Blue Collar TV
Follow-up Reba
Late fall Blue Collar TV
Winter Various Repeats
Spring Reba Living With Fran
Summer What I Like About You
Mid-Summer Blue Collar TV

Saturday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC The Wonderful World of Disney / ABC Saturday Movie of the Week Desperate Housewives (R)
CBS Fall Crimetime Saturday (R) 48 Hours Mystery
Mid-summer Big Brother Crimetime Saturday (R)
Fox Cops Cops America's Most Wanted Local Programming
NBC Law & Order (R) Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (R)

By network

ABC

Returning series:

New series:

Not returning from 2003–04:

CBS

Returning series:

New series:

Not returning from 2003–04:

Fox

Returning series:

New series:

Not returning from 2003–04:

NBC

Returning series:

New series:

Not returning from 2003–04:

UPN

Returning series:

New series:

Not returning from 2003–04:

The WB

Returning series:

New series:

Not returning from 2003–04:

References

  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.
2004 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television during 2004. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and new channel initiations.

2004–05 United States network television schedule (late night)

These are the late night schedules for the four United States broadcast networks that offer programming during this time period, from September, 2004 to August 2005. All times are Eastern or Pacific. Affiliates will fill non-network schedule with local, syndicated, or paid programming. Affiliates also have the option to preempt or delay network programming at their discretion.

2004–05 United States network television schedule (weekday)

All the 4 Commercial Networks airs the Daytime Monday–Friday Schedules for each calendar season beginning in September 2004. All Times are in Eastern; affiliate schedules may differ.

Talk shows are highlighted in yellow, local programming is white, reruns of prime-time programming are orange, game shows are pink, soap operas are chartreuse, news programs are gold and all others are light blue. New series are highlighted in bold.

2005 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television during 2005. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and new channel initiations.

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