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1998-1999 Television Season

The 1998-1999 television season is the 53rd network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 14, 1998 and ended on Sunday, May 30, 1999. The effective start date of the 1998-99 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 14, 1998 through September 18, 1999.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1998-99 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households99,400,000
Persons 2+263,410,000
Persons 2-1139,430,00015.0%
Persons 18-49123,900,00047.0%
Persons 25-54116,820,00044.4%
Females 18-4962,660,00023.8%

Events

1998

November

  1. FYI is launched as The Biography Channel.

1999

January

  1. Family Guy premieres on FOX.

April

  1. WWE Friday Night SmackDown premieres on FOX.

May

  1. SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon.

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