Fall 2012 TV Schedule Night by Night: Monday

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May 21st, 2012

Continuing the night-by-night look at the fall schedule, we move to Monday night.  ABC is keeping the exact same lineup as Fall 2011 and CBS is close, with only the new comedy  Partners at 8:30p, and 2 Broke Girls moving to the tentpole 9pm spot after the Thursday move of Two and a Half Men.

NBC brings The Voice into the Fall, followed by new drama Revolution at 10pm. For NBC's sake, I hope it lasts longer than The Playboy Club did.

We can only hope we'll get a little Revolution fan chatter joining the Castle v. Hawaii Five-0 trash talk on Tuesday mornings.

The CW moves Gossip Girl an hour later than last Fall for its final season (not clear on the episode count) and brings 90210 into the night. The Carrie Diaries is scheduled to enter the night after Gossip Girl is done.

Nothing nearly as newsworthy on the night for Fox as Terra Nova was last Fall, but rookie The Mob Doctor will follow Bones.

Take a trip down memory land with 2011's Monday Fall schedule:

 
  • Cerebro

    10:00 PM will be the most interesting time slot to watch, in my opinion. Given NBC’s history. “Revolution” will, probably, debut with solid numbers (see “The Event”). After a few weeks, it will, probably, end up settling for a, consistent, third place while “Hawaii Five-0″ and “Castle” continue their usual dance for ratings supremacy. Having “The Voice” as a lead-in will, certainly, benefit “Revolution” (Monday was NBC’s strongest night during the back half of this season), and will, in all likelihood, guarantee it a full season pick-up.

  • Jerry

    As someone who wants to make an attempt to watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O and Revolution, do broadcast shows repeat in the early morning hours like cable shows do? I guess I could always watch one on VOD. I think H50 will be the one left out in the cold. It’s not a -bad- show, but it’s not particularly engaging for me either.

  • JeffWB1.

    Newton Minnow was a visionary..After seeing whats on lately he was SO right!

  • Paulo

    First NBC will top the night, before fall november sweeps will fall to second or third!

  • Holly

    CBS took a bit of a risk by moving Men. 2 Broke Girls has beaten it a couple of times and, really, they need to build a new hit rather than continuing to rely on Men until it dies. Still, Girls is only in its second season and could struggle without the surrounding support. All-in-all I expect CBS to do pretty much the same as it has been.

    ABC has to really be hoping an All-Stars edition of Dancing gives the ratings a jolt.

    As I’ve been saying, FOX’s drama slate has been in real trouble lately. Bones couldn’t stay above a 2.0 this year and it’s going to be the lead-in for a new show… While Mob Doctor doesn’t look particularly bad, it doesn’t look amazing either and it will have some serious competition. I expect FOX to come in 4th on Mondays by quite a margin.

    I understand why NBC is doubling up on The Voice. It may result in some viewer fatigue, but DWTS has survived with two cycles and NBC really doesn’t have a lot of options. It will probably be down slightly, but still beat Dancing and maybe CBS (the comedies tend to do better in the fall).

    10 pm will be the lowest rated hour, but Revolution/Hawaii 5-0/Castle will probably garner the most comments. There’s no reason all three can’t do well in the same hour. Revolution won’t be huge, but if it can maintain over a 2.0, NBC will be thrilled. They’ll probably all be close with most weeks going 5-0/Castle/Revolution but with changes between them common.

  • Mi

    I’ll watch Bones, followed by checking The Mob Doctor, followed by Revolution.

    I hope Revolution does well, I think it’ll open well but whether it’ll be able to hold or not depends imo on the strength of their storylines.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Hawaii 5-0 vs. Castle vs. Revolution is going to reach new heights of irritating blather.”

    Irritating to some, but think of the potential pageviews! ;)

    “What the heck is DWTS All Stars? Isnt it usually full of D List celebrity’s anyway?”

    Apparently ABC decided having the word “Star” in the title just once was not enough.

    After the two cycles with Kate Goselin and the Palin girl, they just haven’t been able to find any “stars” that pull in the ratings.

    “Is it just me or are the ratings dropping for the networks? “

    Definitely not just you.

  • Dan S

    Mondays will be fairly quiet for me. The only returning show I watch is H50 but I’m definitely looking forward to Revolution which is in a good timeslot IMHO & I’ll check out Mob Dr. on Fox.

  • Liz

    @Jerry

    As someone who wants to make an attempt to watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O and Revolution, do broadcast shows repeat in the early morning hours like cable shows do?

    No, the shows are one-and-done unless they repeat later in the season or on Saturday nights. But that’s not a sure thing, so your best bet is watching one or more of them online. I think Castle is available on Hulu the day after its initial airing.

  • Chris

    Much of Castle’s ‘loyal non-moving fanbase’ is composed of people who fell asleep during DWTS, then wake up and change the channel, as is evidenced by the big drop in its ratings at the half hour. :D

  • Chuck Collins

    “PARTNERS” is bound to be a hit. It is at least as funny as “WORK IT” was last year.

    I can’t decide which is going to be the best new comedy show of the year, “PARTNERS” or “THE NEIGHBORS”. It’s like that time when we had to choose between “CAVEMEN” or “TIL’ DEATH.”

  • Liz

    @Chris

    Much of Castle’s ‘loyal non-moving fanbase’ is composed of people who fell asleep during DWTS

    Considering that Nielsen viewers have to hit a button every thirty seconds or so to confirm that they’re still watching, I’d say your theory is probably wrong.

    But by all means, pisher, stay on message.

  • Gina

    I just hope Bones stays above a 2. I think the consistency will help this year. I know they fell below the last two weeks to a 1.9 but I’m confident they will stay above next fall. I’m just glad this crazy schedule time slot moving crap is over. It was giving me a headache. Lol.

    I’ll continue to DVR HoD and probably HIMYM. And maybe the Voice.

    The 10:00 hour looks interesting. I usually watch H50 live and probably will continue to do so but Revolition actually looks really good. I don’t care about Castle so it will be between H50 and Revolution for me. I know Revolution has some pretty good hype.

  • Hades

    ‘Is it just me or are the ratings dropping for the networks?’

    Which is why I’m confused as to why so many CW viewers have predicted that its shows will come back higher than they have been this season? Surely all shows will be subject to the usual season to season attrition?

  • Holly

    @Liz,

    I thought it was every six minutes, not 30 seconds.

  • Liz

    @Holly

    Is it? I thought it was more often than that. But you could very well be right.

    Either way, surely we agree that Castle’s half-hour drop is probably not because a large portion of the audience all magically woke up at the exact same time and changed the channel.

  • Mon

    With the move to 9pm, I think 2 Broke Girls is poised to take the post-SB slot.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I thought it was every six minutes, not 30 seconds.”

    I’m not sure what the interval is, but it can’t possibly be as short as 30 seconds.

    “why so many CW viewers have predicted that its shows will come back higher than they have been this season? Surely all shows will be subject to the usual season to season attrition?’

    Because they do not take history into account when making their “predictions”, and are substantially predicting what they want to have happen.

  • Holly

    @Liz,

    True, but at least in the preliminary numbers. Part of the half-hour drop could be because any DWTS overrun is included with Castle’s numbers (this was much more of an issue when DWTS was significantly higher than Castle). But most 10 pm shows lose viewers at the 1/2.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ” Part of the half-hour drop could be because any DWTS overrun is included with Castle’s numbers (this was much more of an issue when DWTS was significantly higher than Castle). But most 10 pm shows lose viewers at the 1/2.”

    That.

    @Liz, whoever you were responding to was a troll, as are all who go with the “sleeping viewers from the previous show” angle.

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