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1983-84 Television Season

The top five shows of 1983-84 were Magnum P.I., Simon & Simon, A-Team, Dynasty, with the most popular being Dallas. (See below for the list of the top 30 programs.)

Shows which began before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday (and not on the grid below) include Ripley's Believe It or Not, 60 Minutes, and First Camera.

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Prime Time TV Schedule for 1983-1984
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Shows that aired on Mondays ABC That's Incredible! Monday Night Football
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King AfterMASH Newhart Emerald Point, N.A.S.
NBC Boone NBC Monday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Tuesdays ABC Just Our Luck Happy Days Three's Company Oh Madeline Hart to Hart
CBS Mississippi CBS Tuesday Night Movie
NBC A-Team Remington Steele Bay City Blues
Shows that aired on Wednesdays ABC Fall Guy Dynasty Hotel
CBS Whiz Kids CBS Wednesday Night Movie
NBC Real People Facts of Life Family Ties St. Elsewhere
Shows that aired on Thursdays ABC Trauma Center 9 to 5 It's Not Easy 20-20
CBS Magnum P.I. Simon & Simon Knots Landing
NBC Gimme a Break Mama's Family We Got it Made Cheers Hill Street Blues
Shows that aired on Fridays ABC Benson Webster Lottery Matt Houson
CBS Dukes of Hazzard Dallas Falcon Crest
NBC Mr. Smith Jennifer Slept Here Manimal For Love and Honor
Shows that aired on Saturdays ABC T.J. Hooker Love Boat Fantasy Island
CBS Cutter to Houston CBS Saturday Movie
NBC Diff'rent Strokes  Silver Spoons Yellow Rose Rousters
Shows that aired on Sundays ABC Hardcastle & McCormick ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Alice One Day at a Time Jeffersons Goodnight Beantown Trapper John, M.D.
NBC Knight Rider NBC Sunday Night Movie
    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. 

1983-84 Ratings

Rank Show Network Estimated
1. Dallas CBS 21,536,600
2. 60 Minutes CBS 20,279,600
3. Dynasty ABC 20,195,800
4. The A-Team NBC 20,112,000
5. Simon & Simon CBS 19,944,400
6. Magnum P.I. CBS 18,771,200
7. Falcon Crest CBS 18,436,000
8. Kate & Allie CBS 18,352,200
9. Hotel ABC 17,681,800
10. Cagney & Lacey CBS 17,514,200
11. Knots Landing CBS 17,430,400
12. ABC Monday Night Movie ABC 17,095,200
13. ABC Sunday Night Movie ABC 17,095,200
14. TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes NBC 17,011,400
15. AfterMASH CBS 16,843,800
16. The Fall Guy ABC 16,676,200
17. Love Boat ABC 15,922,000
18. Riptide NBC 15,754,400
19. Jeffersons CBS 15,586,800
20. Scarecrow & Mrs. King CBS 15,335,400
21. Monday Night Football ABC 15,167,800
22. NBC Monday Night Movie NBC 15,167,800
23. Newhart CBS 15,084,000
24. The Facts of Life NBC 14,497,400
25. CBS Tuesday Night Movie CBS 14,413,600
26. Webster ABC 14,413,600
27. Alice CBS 14,413,600
28. Knight Rider NBC 14,413,600
29. Hardcastle & McCormick ABC 14,413,600
30. Trapper John, M.D. CBS 14,246,000
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