Monday 26 May 1975 — MELBOURNE

Nine premieres the sitcom Happy Days, over a year after its debut in the US. The series, set in the 1950s, went on to become a ratings hit in Australia — topping the national ratings in 1976 and ranking 2nd in 1977.

See also: Monday 26 May 1975 — TASMANIA

Source: TV Week, 24 May 1975

7AM 7am The Super Flying Fun Show 7am The All-Electric Cartoon Carnival
8AM 8am Sesame Street
9AM 9am Close
9.10 For Schools: Men And Science (B&W)
9.30 Close
9.50 Play School (B&W)
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Close
10AM 10.20 For Schools: Senior English Literature (B&W), Men And Science (B&W), Senior Physics (B&W) 10am The Charles Skase Show
10.55 News
10am Search For Tomorrow
10.30 As The World Turns
10am Topper (B&W)
10.30 Swami Sarasvati
10.45 The Roy Hampson Show
11AM 11am Return To Peyton Place
11.30 Movie: Jane Eyre. 1944 (B&W) [IMDB]
11am Vi’s Pad
11.45 TV Kitchen
11.50 News
12PM 12.35pm Close 12pm Days Of Our Lives 12pm Pot Of Gold
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.10 Weekend Magazine (Rpt)
1.20 For Schools: Thinkabout/Talkabout (B&W), Starting Point (B&W), The Living Body, Music Time (B&W)
1.30 Until Tomorrow 1pm The Young And The Restless
1.25 News Centre Nine
1.30 No Man’s Land. Mickie de Stoop
1pm Dr Kildare
1.30 The Mike Walsh Show
2PM 2pm Name That Tune. Tony Barber
2.30 High Rollers. Garry Meadows, Delvene Delaney
2pm General Hospital
2.30 Another World
3PM 3.15 Andy Pandy
3.30 Play School (B&W)
3pm Homicide (B&W) 3.30 Spending Spree. Jimmy Hannan 3pm Matlock Police (B&W)
4PM 4pm Sesame Street 4pm Huckleberry Hound
4.30 The Partridge Family
4pm Cartoon Corner. Daryl Somers 4pm Story Time
4.05 Animal World
4.30 Gilligan’s Island (B&W)
5PM 5pm Adventure Island (B&W)
5.30 Cartoons (B&W)
5.35 Forest Rangers
5pm Flipper
5.30 Get Smart
5pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
5.30 My Three Sons (B&W)
5pm Lost In Space
6PM 6pm Target. David Champtaloup
6.30 GTK
6.40 Bellbird
6.55 Take Kerr
6pm The Flintstones
6.30 Seven National News. Brian Naylor, Mal Walden
6pm Happy Days PREMIERE
6.30 News Centre Nine. Peter Hitchener, Brian Henderson
6pm The Brady Bunch
6.30 Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield
7PM  7pm ABC News. John Amies
7.30 This Day Tonight. Peter Couchman
7pm Bewitched
7.30 Planet Of The Apes
7pm A Current Affair
7.30 The World At War
7pm Gomer Pyle USMC
7.30 Adam 12
8PM  8pm Torque. Peter Wherrett
8.30 Whoops Baghdad
8.30 Father Dear Father 8.30 The Odd Couple 8.30 Number 96
9PM  9pm ABC News, Weather
9.05 Monday Conference (B&W)
9pm Police Woman 9pm The Don Lane Show 9pm Kojak
10PM  10pm ABC News, Weather
10.10 The Avengers
10pm Movie: Duel At Diablo. 1966 [IMDB] 10.30 News Centre Nine. Malcolm Rennie
10.35 The Baron (B&W)
10pm Mission Impossible
11PM  11pm Close 11.35 Gideon’s Way (B&W) 11pm Movie: The Old Man And The Sea. 1958 (B&W) [IMDB]
12AM  12am Late News. Greg Shackleton
12.10 Close
12.35am Epilogue
12.40 Close
12.40am Close