Continuing with the night-by-night look at the fall 2012 schedule, we move to Friday night. Friday is sometimes scoffed at as a wasteland night when nobody watches television. Less people watch television on Friday, but only around 15% less than the typical Thursday. That still leaves a lot of people, but most of them are usually watching something other than the English broadcast networks.
This Fall the night will initially include 8 hours of scripted television (same as last Fall) on the broadcast nets with one new scripted series.and are scheduled to move into the ABC 8pm slot in November, upping the scripted total to 9 hours and two new shows.
The new series are CBS'sat 9pm and later ABC's at 8:30pm. Perhaps CBS learned their lesson with that premiering a new drama on Friday at 8pm isn't such a good idea.
being in its final season, and the move of to Wednesday will likely dampen interest around here on Saturday mornings in the Fall, but we may make up for a little bit of the traffic from anxious fans, and maybe a handful of fans. A potential traffic windfall for us would be if ratings stumble early, it could become the next traffic or Chuck.
If you're looking for other nights of the week, be patient. We'll post one per day through next Wednesday and then you'll have them all. You can find them (including Thursday night) here.
Take a trip down memory lane with last season's 2011-12's Friday night schedule: