Fall 2012 TV Schedule Night by Night: Saturday

Categories: 2012 Night By Night TV Schedule,Fall 2012 TV Schedule

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May 19th, 2012

Our night-by-night schedule looks continue with Saturday.  Saturday night would've been omitted from any night-by-night look except for the fact that I'm a completionist nutcase.

Last year there was some nonsense TV media chatter that CBS was trying to breathe life into Saturday nights when it scheduled Rules of Engagement there. That was nonsense, it was a warehousing move that didn't happen since How To Be A Gentleman cratered so quickly, RoE never aired on Saturday, and premiered on Thursday instead.

The big change on Saturday night next Fall (although it's already underway), and one I'm certain will get zero attention from the entertainment media, is the fact that Fox has given over the night to FOX Sports who'll program various seasonal sports (baseball, college football, NASCAR) during the year with some new episodes of COPS sprinkled in from time to time. That extra money spent will likely give FOX a nice ratings margin over the competition (with the possible exception of ABC Saturday Night College Football in the Fall).

For a trip down memory lane, check out 2011's Saturday schedule:

 
  • JR

    What was the last big Saturday night hit? The Golden Girls, I gather. I wonder how that fared i nthe 18-49 demo- probably pretty well, since young viewers seem(ed) to love it.

  • Jasterisk

    I remember watching Golden Girls on Saturdays. It was a top ten hit every year for it’s first 6 years and the final episode was watched by over 27 Million. I wonder what the demo’s were for them as well.

  • Gustavo

    I will watch everything i have from the rest of the week on my dvr.

  • MJDB

    What I’ll be watching:

    CBS:

    None

    NBC:

    None

    FOX:

    None

    ABC:

    None

    The CW:

    None

  • MJDB

    18-49 Demo Predictions:

    CBS:

    Drama Rerun-0.6-0.8
    48 Hours Mystery-1.0-1.2

    NBC:

    0.3-0.5

    FOX:

    Sports-1.0-1.5

    ABC:

    Movie-0.8-1.6

  • Mary

    So we all remember shows being on Saturday. I wonder what happened? The younger generation stays out more? Or maybe it’s because people are having children later so there are more young single people around? It’s just weird how the tide turned in the last twenty years.

  • JS

    College Football easily wins- even though the NCAA and its 2 team BCS Sham still goes on for 2 more years.

  • One

    It already got attention from the media – whatever comes right before zero.

    (line credit goes to Doc Robbins on CSI)

  • American

    *sigh* Nothing good on Saturdays. There hasn’t been since Mary left. :)

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