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, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.
This would be the final season of broadcasting for both UPN and The WB. They would merge to form The CW next season.
New series are highlighted in bold.
- Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.
- 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.
- Orange indicates the top 40 most watched programs of the season.
- Silver indicates the top 50 most watched programs of the season.
Rankings determined by Nielsen Media Research
PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but the schedule was set by each local station.
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