Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1991?

Dinosaurs, Doogie and Darkwing Duck, oh my!

Hop in the time machine — we're going back three decades! 

In 1991, we were treated to Must See TV and TGIF at their peaks. Reality TV was kicking into high gear with hosts William Shatner and Robert Stack. FOX was finally competing with the Big Three.

We flipped through the old TV listings to find some actual offerings from the year 1991. Pick what you would watch — and see how your taste stacks up against the rest!

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  1. We begin on Sunday, September 22, at 8PM. Are you looking to laugh or solve a mystery?
    Image: 20th Television
  2. On Monday, September 16, are you up for action or sitcoms at 8PM?
  3. It's Tuesday, April 30, at 8PM, and two series are wrapping up their seasons.
  4. On Wednesday, November 20, you can opt for nostalgia, puppets or aliens.
  5. Find romance for different ages on Wednesday, November 20, at 9PM.
    Image: 20th Television
  6. Thursday, April 18, offered up some major favorites at 9:30PM.
  7. On October 25, a Friday, at 8pm, you had funny legal matters, dramatic legal matters, or true crime.
    Image: Warner Bros. Television
  8. The holiday season is kicking off on Friday, November 22, at 9PM. What would you watch with the family?
    Image: CBS Television Distribution
  9. And old favorite made his return on Saturday, November 23, at 8PM.
    Image: CBS
  10. Let's wrap up with some Saturday morning cartoons! Here are the offerings at 9AM.
    Image: Warner Bros. 

Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1991?

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WGH 1 month ago
FOX TV made the early 1990s very interesting. A whole new brand a television like The Simpsons, married with children, COPS, America's most wanted, etc. (and some of those shows aired for many years. The Simpsons is still on television … Yikes!)

Moverfan WGH 1 month ago
The only thing I watched on Fox in those days was Comic Strip Live--so of course, they cancelled it.
WGH 1 month ago
COPS was a new TV show in 1991, and was doing very well on the ratings, but is not doing well in this poll.

I wonder how well the other responses correlate with the television ratings at the time?

Maybe MeTV could post these sometime for comparison . (I worked with data and statistics in the public health sector for many years... so I can't help but ask questions like this!)
Kelley1 3 months ago
Night Court: A Latino guy comes up for some charge I have forgotten (not the point). While he's standing there, another guy comes up for another charge, again forgotten, but when he tells the judge he had a Pinto, the Latino guy says, "Everybody else gets the cherry cars." I remember that after all this time even though I have not seen that series in years. I'd like to see it again. As for cartoons, instead of airing new-ish ones, I'd like to see Bill add The Ant and the Anteater, or any of the Pink Panther add ons he isn't airing now! (But LOVE Bill and Toony.) By the way the 80s was NOT my decade. Let's say I survived.
AnnieM 3 months ago
"Garfield and Friends" still holds up today. The 'US Acres' segments were a riot.
Patsy 3 months ago
51%. It was a good TV year
benhallums12019 3 months ago
DISNEY CHANNEL & ABC Would've Got A Spinoff of MMC-THE ALL-NEW MICKEY MOUSE CLUB Called "THE PARTY SHOW" like to The Answer of Both THE MONKEES & THE STARLAND VOCAL BAND SHOW Starring "THE PARTY" and June Lockhart, Dan Lauria, Conrad Bain, Brooke Theiss & Marc 'Skip' Price.
Katzi 5 months ago
30%
Tuesday was tough! I liked both Rescue 9-11 & Who's The Boss !!
Randall 6 months ago
Forgotten was sunday night 7 pm LIFE GOES ON, with the awesome KELLIE MARTIN, CHRIS BURKE,TRACEY NEEDHAM,BROADWAY LEGEND PATTI LUPONE, AND BILL SMITROVITCH AND IN THE FINAL SEASON CHAD LOWE!! AWESOME
Moverfan 6 months ago
Who in the hell wrote the first question? America's Funniest Home Videos was never on at eight unless ABC ran two episodes--even when Bob Saget hosted the original 30-minutes how, it was on at SEVEN!
TheSentinel Moverfan 6 months ago
Not a fan of the Bob Saget era of that show. Saget was lame as a host (including his attempts to do vocal impersonations during the videos) and during his hosting gig, I called the show "America's Stupidest Home Videos" (just as South Park did when it parodied the show's Saget era).
Newyorkcitygal Moverfan 5 months ago
It probably was posted as central time. Which would be an hour earlier in some states.
vinman63 TheSentinel 5 months ago
I like the earlier episodes because Crow T Robot was a writer on them.
WGH Moverfan 1 month ago
Depends what time zone you were in.
Moverfan Newyorkcitygal 1 month ago
They still wouldn't be on at the same time. Instead of seven and eight, AFHV would be on at six and Murder, She Wrote at seven.
PulsarStargrave 6 months ago
I should remember to avoid these 90s quizzes! There weree only a handful of shows I watched, and they were mostly UHF shows like ANGEL, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, THE SIMPSONS and WWF SMACKDOWN!

I was MOSTLY into TV38's MOVIE LOFT which featured great movies from several decades! Who needed Susan Dey and Harry Hamlin when I had NATALIE WOOD and STEVE McQUEEN???
kat 6 months ago
I worked evenings in the 90s and had cable. I watched maybe 2 of these shows.
Bret 6 months ago
I didn't finish this.
There were to many times where I would have said "None of the Above"
kat Bret 6 months ago
Same, I quit at question 3 when I realized I never watched any of these shows.
Lacey 6 months ago
50%
This was not a high point for network TV. A lot of these shows I never watched.
kat Lacey 6 months ago
A lot of cable and dish TV started by then. HBO was way more interesting.
TheSentinel Lacey 6 months ago
Compared with network TV today, 1991 was like a golden age.
Gumbysstuntdouble 6 months ago
These polls need a "None of the above" option.
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