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1984-85 Television Season

The top five shows of 1984-85 were A-Team, Family Ties, Cosby Show, Dallas, with the most popular being Dynasty. (See below for the list of the top 30 programs.)

Shows that began before 8:00 p.m. and thus not on the grid below include Punky Brewster, 60 Minutes, Silver Spoons, and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

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Prime Time TV Schedule for 1984-1985
    8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Shows that aired on Mondays ABC Call to Glory Monday Night Football
CBS Scarecrow and Mrs. King Kate & Allie Newhart Cagney & Lacey
NBC TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes NBC Monday Night Movie
Shows that aired on Tuesdays ABC Foul-ups, Bleeps, & Blunders Three's a Crowd Paper Dolls Jessie
CBS AfterMASH E/R CBS Tuesday Night Movie
NBC A-Team Riptide Remington Steele
Shows that aired on Wednesdays ABC Fall Guy Dynasty Hotel
CBS Charles in Charge Dreams CBS Wednesday Night Movie
NBC Highway to Heaven Facts of Life It's Your Move St. Elsewhere
Shows that aired on Thursdays ABC People Do the Craziest Things Who's The Boss Glitter 20-20
CBS Magnum P.I. Simon & Simon Knots Landing
NBC Cosby Show Family Ties Cheers Night Court Hill Street Blues
Shows that aired on Fridays ABC Benson Webster Hawaiian Heat Matt Houson
CBS Dukes of Hazzard Dallas Falcon Crest
NBC V Hunter Miami Vice
Shows that aired on Saturdays ABC T.J. Hooker Love Boat Finder of Lost Loves
CBS Airwolf Mike Hammer Cover Up
NBC Diff'rent Strokes  Gimme a Break Partners in Crime Hot Pursuit
Shows that aired on Sundays ABC Hardcastle & McCormick ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS Murder, She Wrote Jeffersons Alice 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. 

1984-85 Ratings

Rank Show Network Estimated
1. Dynasty ABC 21,225,000
2. Dallas CBS 20,970,300
3. The Cosby Show NBC 20,545,800
4. 60 Minutes CBS 18,847,800
5. Family Ties NBC 18,847,800
6. The A-Team NBC 18,593,100
7. Simon & Simon CBS 18,508,200
8. Murder, She Wrote CBS 18,064,900
9. Knots Landing CBS 17,980,000
10. Crazy Like a Fox CBS 17,514,200
11. Falcon Crest CBS 17,514,200
12. Cheers ABC 17,095,200
13. Hotel ABC 17,095,200
14. Riptide NBC 17,011,400
15. Magnum P.I. CBS 16,843,800
16. Newhart ABC 16,676,200
17. Kate & Allie ABC 15,922,000
18. NBC Monday Night Movie NBC 15,754,400
19. Highway to Heaven CBS 15,586,800
20. Night Court CBS 15,335,400
21. ABC Sunday Night Movie ABC 15,267,800
22. Fall Guy NBC 15,167,800
23. Scarecrow & Mrs. King CBS 15,167,800
24. TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes NBC 15,167,800
25. Monday Night Football CBS 14,413,600
26. Remington Steele ABC 14,413,600
27. Webster CBS 14,413,600
28. Knight Rider NBC 14,413,600
29. Hardcastle & McCormick ABC 14,413,600
30. Alice CBS 14,246,000
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