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1988-1989 Television Season

The 1988-1989 television season is the 43rd network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 19, 1988 and ended on Sunday, May 28, 1989. The effective start date of the 1988-89 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 19, 1988 through September 17, 1989.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1988-89 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households90,400,000
Persons 2+243,176,000

Events

1988

October

  1. TNT is launched as Turner Network Television.

November

  1. Inside the NBA premieres on TNT.

1989

March

  1. Quantum Leap premieres on NBC.

April

  1. Biography premieres on A&E.
  2. CNBC is launched.

August

  1. Rap City premieres on BET.

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