Fox is the first network to announce its full Fall 2009 schedule. Compared to 2008 it has more new shows, more new show time, and less unscripted show time.
Here is a look at its Fall 2009 Schedule vs. its Fall 2008 Schedule by the Numbers.
2009 (3 shows, 2.0 hours):(1 hour), Brothers (1/2 hour), (1/2 hour)
2008 (2 shows, 1.5 hours):(1 hour), Do Not Disturb (1/2 hour)
2009 (6 hours): + Results (3 hours), (1 hour), America's (1 hour), The O.T. (1 hour)
2008 (7 hours): Moment Of Truth (1 hours), (1 hour), Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? (1 hour), Don't Forget the Lyrics (1 hour), (1 hour), America's (1 hour), The O.T. (1 hour)
My Ratings Forecast
Guessing Fox's ratings trend from Fall 2008 to Fall 2009 is tricky because so much depends on the baseball playoffs. Seven game series between the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox or Yankees can make up for a lot of other programming problems. That said, I like Fox to be slightly up in Fall 2009 vs. 2008. I think gain. And I think + can equal the combination of Do Not Disturb, Moment of Truth and .is a net add to the Fall ratings. I think 2009 Fall Friday is a net loss that doesn't cancel out 's
|8-9p||TERMINATOR:SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES|
|9:30-10p||DO NOT DISTURB|
|8-9p||THE MOMENT OF TRUTH|
|8-8:30p||ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?||BROTHERS|
|8:30-9p||ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?||TIL DEATH|
|9-10p||DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS||DOLLHOUSE|
|9-10p||AMERICA'S MOST WANTED||AMERICA'S MOST WANTED|
|7-8p||THE O.T.||THE O.T.|
|8:30-9p||KING OF THE HILL|
Shows in BOLD are/were new, shows in italics are unscripted, 2008 shows in strikethrough did not return.
The shows scheduled to premiere in mid-season or later are:, 24, Past Life, , and Sons of Tucson.
It's not worth the time to compare mid-season schedules. Changes are almost certain between now and January.