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1995-1996 Television Season

The 1995-1996 television season is the 50th network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 11, 1995 and ended on Sunday, May 26, 1996. The effective start date of the 1995-96 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 11, 1995 through September 8, 1996.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1995-96 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households95,900,000
Persons 2+254,135,000

Events

1995

October

  1. Squawk Box premieres on CNBC.

December

  1. Great American Family is launched as Great American Country.

1996

January

  1. BET Her is launched as BET on Jazz.

February

  1. Sundance TV is launched as Sundance Channel.
  2. Power Lunch premieres on CNBC.

April

  1. Ovation is launched.
  2. TV Land is launched as Nick at Nite's TV Land.

June

  1. Animal Planet is launched.
  2. Street Signs premieres on CNBC.

July

  1. MSNBC is launched.
  2. MSNBC Live premieres on MSNBC.

August

  1. MTV2 is launched as M2.

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