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1977-1978 Television Season

The 1977-1978 television season is the 32nd network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 19, 1977 and ended on Sunday, May 28, 1978. The effective start date of the 1977-78 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 19, 1977 through September 17, 1978.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1977-78 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households72,900,000
Persons 2+214,326,000

Events

1977

September

  1. USA Network is launched as Madison Square Garden Sports Network.

1978

  1. INSP is launched as PTL - The Inspirational Network.

June

  1. 20/20 premieres on ABC.

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