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1980-1981 Television Season

The 1980-1981 television season is the 35th network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, October 27, 1980 and ended on Sunday, May 31, 1981. The effective start date of the 1980-81 season for the purposes of audience measurement was October 27, 1980 through September 20, 1981.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1980-81 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households79,900,000
Persons 2+220,524,000

Events

1980

December

  1. Bravo is launched.

1981

  1. Pop is launched as Electronic Program Guide.

August

  1. MTV is launched as MTV: Music Television.

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