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The number of new network series this fall—15 dramas and 11 comedies:



The number of new network series last fall—19 dramas, 10 comedies and 2 reality series:



The number of new series to focus on a missing person—

Kidnapped (NBC), Runaway (CW), Vanished (Fox):



The number of sitcoms on The Big Three:



The number of comedies NBC had on its fall schedule in 1997:



The largest number of new shows on any network (ABC):

The number of new shows to include a numeral in the series title—

Six Degrees (ABC), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC), The Nine (ABC), 30 Rock (NBC), 20 Good Years (NBC):



The number of editions of NBC’s Dateline in fall 1998:

The total number of newsmagazines scheduled for fall 2006:



The milestone number of episodes Fox’s The Simpsons will be hitting in 2006-’07:

The last year in which NBC opened a season without any Tuesday comedies:



The last year in which CBS opened a season with only four comedies:

The last year in which CBS opened a fall season without a Sunday movie:

The last time NBC kicked off the fall season with a scripted drama in the Thursday 9 p.m. time period:

The last year with no regularly scheduled movie showcase

on the broadcast networks: