Fox 2009 Fall Schedule vs. 2008 Fall Schedule By The Numbers

Categories: Fall 2009 TV Schedule

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May 18th, 2009

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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.

New Shows

2009 (3 shows, 2.0 hours): Glee (1 hour),  Brothers (1/2 hour), The Cleveland Show (1/2 hour)

2008 (2 shows, 1.5 hours): Fringe (1 hour), Do Not Disturb (1/2 hour)

Unscripted Shows

2009 (6 hours): So You Think You Can Dance + Results (3 hours),  COPS (1 hour), America's Most Wanted (1 hour), The O.T. (1 hour)

2008 (7 hours): Moment Of Truth (1 hours),  Kitchen Nightmares (1 hour), Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? (1 hour), Don't Forget the Lyrics (1 hour), COPS (1 hour), America's Most Wanted (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 Lie To Me is a net add to the Fall ratings. I think 2009 Fall Friday is a net loss that doesn't cancel out Lie To Me's gain. And I think So You Think You Can Dance + Glee can equal the combination of Do Not Disturb, Moment of Truth and Kitchen Nightmares.


Day 2008 2009
Monday
8-9p TERMINATOR:SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES HOUSE
9-10p PRISON BREAK Lie To Me
Tuesday
8-9p HOUSE So You Think You Can Dance (8-10p)
9-10p Fringe
Wednesday
8-9p BONES So You Think You Can Dance RESULTS
9-9:30 TIL DEATH Glee (9-10p)
9:30-10p DO NOT DISTURB
Thursday
8-9p THE MOMENT OF TRUTH BONES
9-10p Kitchen Nightmares Fringe
Friday
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
10-11p
Saturday
8-8:30p COPS COPS
8:30-9p COPS Cops
9-10p AMERICA'S Most Wanted AMERICA'S Most Wanted
Sunday
7-8p THE O.T. THE O.T.
8-8:30p Simpsons Simpsons
8:30-9p KING OF THE HILL Cleveland Show
9-9:30p Family Guy Family Guy
9:30-10p American Dad American Dad

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: American Idol, 24, Past Life, Human Target, and Sons of Tucson.

It's not worth the time to compare mid-season schedules. Changes are almost certain between now and January.

 
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