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1978-1979 Television Season

The 1978-1979 television season is the 33rd network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 18, 1978 and ended on Sunday, May 27, 1979. The effective start date of the 1978-79 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 18, 1978 through September 16, 1979.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1978-79 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households74,500,000
Persons 2+219,030,000

Events

1978

November

  1. NewsNation is launched as WGN.

1979

  1. Cowboy Channel is launched as National Christian Network.

January

  1. Sunday Morning premieres on CBS.

April

  1. Nickelodeon is launched.
  2. Galavisión is launched.

September

  1. ESPN is launched as Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.

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