|ABC||Life Goes On||Free Spirit||Homeroom||The ABC Sunday Night Movie|
|CBS||60 Minutes||Murder, She Wrote||The CBS Sunday Night Movies|
|FOX||Booker||America's Most Wanted||Totally Hidden Video||Married... with Children||Open House||The Tracey Ullman Show||It's Garry Shandling's Show|
|NBC||The Magical World of Disney||Sister Kate||My Two Dads||NBC Sunday Night Movie|
Note: On ABC,America's Funniest Home Videos premiered as a series at 8:00 on January 14, 1990.
On FOX, The Simpsons premiered as a series at 8:30 on January 14, 1990 after airing its Christmas special on December 17, 1989 in the same timeslot.
|ABC||MacGyver||Monday Night Football|
|CBS||Major Dad||The People Next Door||Murphy Brown||The Famous Teddy Z||Designing Women||Newhart|
|FOX||21 Jump Street||Alien Nation||Local|
|NBC||ALF||The Hogan Family||NBC Monday Night at the Movies|
|ABC||Who's the Boss?||The Wonder Years||Roseanne||Chicken Soup||thirtysomething|
|CBS||Rescue 911||Wolf||Island Son|
|NBC||Matlock||In the Heat of the Night||Midnight Caller|
Note: On ABC, Coach aired its second season at 9:30 beginning November 21, 1989, as a replacement for Chicken Soup, which declined in audience numbers each week and lost much of the lead-in audience of the #1 hit, Roseanne.
|ABC||Growing Pains||Head of the Class||Anything but Love||Doogie Howser, M.D.||China Beach|
|CBS||A Peaceable Kingdom||Jake and the Fatman||Wiseguy|
|NBC||Unsolved Mysteries||Night Court||Nutt House / Dear John Jan.)||Quantum Leap|
Note: On NBC, the sitcom Dear John moved to 9:30 on January 17, 1990.
|ABC||Mission: Impossible||The Young Riders||Primetime Live|
|CBS||48 Hours||Top of the Hill||Knots Landing|
|NBC||The Cosby Show||A Different World||Cheers||Dear John / Grand (Jan)||L.A. Law|
Note: On NBC, the sitcom Grand premiered at 9:30 on January 18, 1990.Friday
|ABC||Full House||Family Matters||Perfect Strangers||Just the Ten of Us||20/20|
|ABC||Mr. Belvedere||Living Dolls||The ABC Saturday Mystery: B.L. Stryker, Columbo, Kojak, Christine Cromwell|
|CBS||Paradise||Tour of Duty||Saturday Night with Connie Chung|
|FOX||COPS||The Reporters||Beyond Tomorrow||Local|
|NBC||227||Amen||The Golden Girls||Empty Nest||Hunter|