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This was the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 2005. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

This would be the final season of broadcasting for both UPN and The WB. They would merge together to form The CW next season.

New series are highlighted in bold.

     Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.[1]
     Yellow indicates the top ten most watched programs of the season.[1]
     Cyan indicates the top 20 most watched programs of the season.[1]
     Magenta indicates the top 30 most watched programs of the season.[1]

Rankings determined by Nielsen Media Research

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.

Fall Schedule[]

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 America's Funniest Home Videos #59 9.1 million Extreme Makeover: Home Edition #19 14.7 million Desperate Housewives #4 22.2 million Grey's Anatomy #5 19.9 million
CBS 60 Minutes #26 13.6 million Cold Case #20 14.5 million CBS Sunday Night Movie
Fox 2005 NFL overrun King of the Hill #111 5.2 million The Simpsons #58 9.1 million The War at Home #83 7.2 million Family Guy #69 7.9 million American Dad #85 7.1 million Local
2006 Malcolm in the Middle #127 3.8 million Free Ride #97 6.4 million / American Dad #85 7.1 million
NBC Dateline NBC #76 7.6 million The West Wing #66 8.1 million Law & Order: Criminal Intent #39 11.0 million Crossing Jordan #40 10.9 million
WB 2005 The Cop Charmed #132 3.5 million Blue Collar TV #144 2.4 million Ace Local
2006 Ace

Monday[]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 Wife Swap #63 8.3 million Monday Night Football #12 16.0 million
2006 Emily's Reasons Why Not #100 6.3 million Jake in Progress #106 5.6 million The Bachelor: Paris #53 9.3 million
Supernanny #78 7.5 million Miracle Workers #64 8.3 million / What About Brian #99 6.3 million
CBS 2005 The King of Queens #49 10.0 million How I Met Your Mother #51 9.5 million Two and a Half Men #17 15.1 million Out of Practice #32 11.6 million CSI: Miami #9 18.1 million
2006 Courting Alex #35 11.2 million
The New Adventures of Old Christine #29 12.5 million
Fox 2005 Arrested Development #124 4.2 million Kitchen Confidential #129 3.8 million Prison Break #55 9.2 million Local
2006 Skating with Celebrities #34 11.4 million /
Prison Break #55 9.2 million
24 #24 13.8 million
NBC 2005 Surface #54 9.3 million Las Vegas #44 10.7 million Medium #37 11.2 million
2006 Deal or No Deal #13 15.8 million The Apprentice 5 #50 9.7 million
UPN One on One #139 2.8 million All of Us #135 3.2 million Girlfriends #134 3.4 million Half & Half #138 3.1 million Local
WB 2005 7th Heaven #112 5.2 million Just Legal #136 3.1 million
2006 7th Heaven (Reruns) / Related #143 2.6 million
Everwood #131 3.6 million

Tuesday[]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 According to Jim #92 6.7 million Rodney #94 6.6 million Commander in Chief #28 12.7 million Boston Legal #46 10.3 million
2006 Sons & Daughters #116 4.9 million Sons & Daughters #116 4.9 million
Less than Perfect #115 4.9 million Hope & Faith #103 5.8 million
CBS 2005 NCIS #16 15.3 million The Amazing Race #42 10.8 million Close to Home #45 10.4 million
2006 The Unit #14 15.5 million Threshold #71 7.8 million / Love Monkey #81 7.3 million
The Amazing Race #57 9.1 million
Fox 2005 Bones #60 8.9 million House #10 17.3 million Local
2006 American Idol #1 31.2 million
NBC 2005 The Biggest Loser #48 10.1 million My Name Is Earl #41 10.9 million The Office #67 8.0 million Law & Order: Special Victims Unit #25 13.8 million
2006 Most Outrageous Moments Joey #86 7.1 million Scrubs #98 6.4 million Scrubs #98 6.4 million
Scrubs (Reruns) Teachers #109 5.3 million
UPN 2005 Racing Track Sex, Love & Secrets #155 1.4 million / comedy reruns Local
2006 Racing Track Get This Party Started #156 1.3 million / Veronica Mars #145 2.3 million
WB 2005 Gilmore Girls #119 4.5 million Supernatural #128 3.8 million Local
2006 Pepper Dennis #149 2.2 million

Wednesday[]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 George Lopez #82 7.2 million Freddie #89 6.8 million Lost #15 15.5 million Invasion #56 9.1 million
2006 Alias #90 6.7 million The Evidence #70 7.9 million / Invasion #56 9.1 million
CBS 2005 Still Standing #87 7.0 million Yes, Dear #77 7.6 million Criminal Minds #27 12.8 million CSI: NY #22 14.2 million
2006 Courting Alex #35 11.2 million Out of Practice #32 11.6 million
The Amazing Race #57 9.1 million
Fox 2005 That '70s Show #104 5.8 million Stacked #118 4.6 million Head Cases #137 3.1 miilion / drama reruns Local
2006 Bones #60 8.9 million American Idol #2 30.2 million Unan1mous #23 13.8 million
NBC 2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart #93 6.6 million E-Ring #62 8.6 million Law & Order #36 11.2 million
2006 Deal or No Deal #21 14.4 million Law & Order #36 11.2 million / Dateline NBC Heist #96 6.4 million / Law & Order #36 11.2 million
UPN 2005 America's Next Top Model 5 #113 5.0 million Veronica Mars #147 2.3 million Local
2006 South Beach #152 1.6 million
America's Next Top Model 6 #114 5.0 million Veronica Mars repeats
WB 2005 One Tree Hill #140 2.8 million Related #143 2.6 million Local
2006 various repeats / The Bedford Diaries #153 1.6 million

Thursday[]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 Alias #90 6.7 million Night Stalker #110 5.3 million Primetime #84 7.2 million
2006 Dancing With the Stars #7 18.6 million Crumbs #43 10.8 million
American Inventor (Reruns) American Inventor #52 9.4 million Commander in Chief #28 12.7 million
CBS 2005 Survivor: Guatemala #8 18.3 million CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #3 25.2 million Without a Trace #6 18.7 million
2006 Survivor: Panama - Exile Island #11 16.8 million
Fox 2005 The O.C. #105 5.6 million Reunion #126 3.9 million Local
2006 That '70s Show #104 5.8 million That '70s Show #104 5.8 million The O.C. #105 5.6 million
NBC 2005 Joey #86 7.1 million Will & Grace #61 8.7 million The Apprentice 4 #38 11.0 million ER #30 12.3 million
2006 Will & Grace #61 8.7 million Four Kings #80 7.4 million My Name Is Earl #41 10.9 million The Office #67 8.0 million
UPN Everybody Hates Chris #122 4.3 million Love, Inc. #142 2.6 million Eve #146 2.3 million Cuts #150 2.1 million Local
WB 2005 Smallville #117 4.7 million Everwood #131 3.6 million Local
2006 Beauty and the Geek #123 4.2 million
Supernatural #128 3.8 million

Friday[]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC 2005 Supernanny #78 7.5 million Hope & Faith #103 5.8 million Hot Properties #108 5.3 million 20/20 #68 8.0 million
2006 Dancing with the Stars results show #18 14.8 million In Justice #75 7.6 million
America's Funniest Home Videos (Reruns) TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
CBS 2005 Ghost Whisperer #47 10.2 million Threshold #71 7.8 million NUMB3RS #31 11.7 million
2006 Close to Home #45 10.4 million
Fox 2005 The Bernie Mac Show #130 3.6 million Malcolm in the Middle #127 3.8 million Killer Instinct #120 4.3 million Local
2006 Nanny 911 Trading Spouses #102 6.0 million
NBC 2005 Dateline NBC #65 8.1 million Three Wishes #79 7.5 million Inconceivable #107 5.4 million
2006 Las Vegas #44 10.7 million The Book of Daniel #74 7.7 million / Conviction #73 7.7 million
UPN WWE Friday Night SmackDown! #121 4.3 million Local
WB 2005 What I Like About You #148 2.2 million Twins #141 2.6 million / What I Like About You repeats Reba #133 3.4 million Living with Fran #145 2.3 million / Twins #141 2.6 million Local
2006 Living with Fran #145 2.3 million Twins #141 2.6 million
2006 cont. Survival of the Richest #154 1.6 million Modern Men #150 2.1 million

Saturday[]

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC ABC Saturday Movie of the Week Lost (Reruns)
The Wonderful World of Disney
ABC Saturday Movie of the Week
CBS CSI: Wellspan Health Crimetime Saturday 48 Hours Mystery #72 7.8 million
Fox COPS #101 6.1 million Hotel to Hotel America's Most Wanted #91 6.7 million Local
NBC The NBC Saturday Night Movies Life to Race

Network[]

ABC[]

Returning series
  • 20/20
  • ABC Saturday Night Movie
  • According to Jim
  • Alias
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • The Bachelor
  • Boston Legal
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • George Lopez
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Hope & Faith
  • Jake in Progress
  • Less than Perfect
  • Lost
  • Monday Night Football
  • Primetime
  • Rodney
  • Supernanny
  • TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
  • Wife Swap
  • The Wonderful World of Disney
New series
  • American Inventor (2006-2007)
  • Commander in Chief (2005-2006)
  • Crumbs (2006)
  • Emily's Reasons Why Not (2006)
  • The Evidence (2006)
  • Freddie (2005-2006)
  • Hot Properties (2005)
  • In Justice (2006)
  • Invasion (2005-2006)
  • Miracle Workers (2006)
  • Night Stalker (2005-2006)
  • Sons & Daughters (2006)
  • What About Brian (2006-2007)

CBS[]

Returning series
  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS Sunday Night Movie
  • Cold Case
  • Crimetime Saturday
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • CSI: Miami
  • CSI: NY
  • The King of Queens
  • NCIS
  • NUMB3RS
  • Still Standing
  • Survivor
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Without a Trace
  • Yes, Dear
  • CSI: Wellspan Health moved from UPN| valign="top" style="width:50%;" |
New series
  • Close to Home (2005-2007)
  • Courting Alex (2006)
  • Criminal Minds (2005-2020)
  • Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010)
  • How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
  • Love Monkey (2006)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-2010)
  • Out of Practice (2005-2006)
  • Threshold (2005)
  • The Unit (2006-2009)
  • CSI: Chicago (2006-2011)
  • Game Show Marathon (2006)|}

Fox[]

Returning series
  • 24
  • America's Most Wanted
  • American Dad!
  • American Idol
  • Arrested Development
  • The Bernie Mac Show
  • COPS
  • Family Guy
  • House
  • Jarian Mitchell
  • Killer Instinct
  • King of the Hill
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Nanny 911
  • The O.C.
  • The Simpsons
  • Stacked
  • That '70s Show
  • Trading Spouses
  • Hotel to Hotel| valign="top" style="width:50%;" |
New series
  • Bones (2005-2017)
  • Free Ride (2006)
  • Head Cases (2005)
  • Kitchen Confidential (2005)
  • Prison Break (2005-2009)
  • Reunion (2005)
  • Skating with Celebrities (2006)
  • Unan1mous (2006)
  • The War at Home (2005-2007)

NBC[]

Returning series
  • The Apprentice
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Dateline NBC
  • ER
  • Joey
  • Las Vegas
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Medium
  • Most Outrageous Moments
  • NBC Saturday Night Movie
  • The Office
  • Scrubs
  • The West Wing
  • Will & Grace
  • Grade to Grade
  • Life to Race| valign="top" style="width:50%;" |
New series
  • The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (2005)
  • The Book of Daniel (2006)
  • Conviction (2006)
  • Deal or No Deal (2005-2009)
  • E-Ring (2005-2006)
  • Four Kings (2006)
  • Heist (2006)
  • Inconceivable (2005)
  • My Name Is Earl (2005-2009)
  • Surface (2005-2006)
  • Teachers (2006)
  • Three Wishes (2005)

UPN[]

Returning series
  • All of Us
  • America's Next Top Model
  • Cuts
  • Eve
  • Girlfriends
  • Half & Half
  • One on One
  • Veronica Mars
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
  • South Carolina: Medical
  • Hanover: Health| valign="top" style="width:50%;" |
New series
  • Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2006)
  • Get This Party Started (2006)
  • Love, Inc. (2005-2006)
  • Sex, Love & Secrets (2005)
  • South Beach (2006)|}

The WB[]

Returning series
  • 7th Heaven
  • Beauty and the Geek
  • Blue Collar TV
  • Charmed
  • Everwood
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Living with Fran
  • One Tree Hill
  • Reba
  • Smallville
  • What I Like About You
  • The Cop
  • Ace| valign="top" style="width:50%;" |
New series
  • The Bedford Diaries (2006)
  • Just Legal (2005-2006)
  • Modern Men (2006)
  • Pepper Dennis (2006)
  • Related (2005-2006)
  • Supernatural (2005-2020)
  • Survival of the Richest (2006)
  • Twins (2005-2006)

References[]

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