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1986-1987 Television Season

The 1986-1987 television season is the 41st network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 15, 1986 and ended on Sunday, May 31, 1987. The effective start date of the 1986-87 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 15, 1986 through September 20, 1987.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1986-87 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households87,400,000
Persons 2+235,106,000

Events

1986

October

  1. FOX is launched.

1987

February

  1. Travel Channel is launched as The Travel Channel.

July

  1. E! is launched as Movie Time.

September

  1. College GameDay premieres on ESPN.

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