These are the daytime Monday-Friday schedules on all three networks for each calendar season beginning in September 1988. All times are Eastern and Pacific.
Talk shows are highlighted in <font color="yellow">yellow
</font>, local programming is white
, reruns of prime-time programming are <font color="orange">orange
</font>, game shows are <font color="pink">pink
</font>, soap operas are <font color="chartreuse">chartreuse
</font>, news programs are <font color="gold">gold
</font> and all others are <font color="lightblue">light blue
</font>. New series are highlighted in bold.
On ABC, Ryan's Hope
aired its final episode on January 13, 1989. Many affiliates had dropped the show by the time it was canceled anyway.
NBC rescinded the 12:00 PM time slot to its affiliates beginning March 27.