Fall 2012 TV Schedule Night by Night: Friday

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September 4th, 2012

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. Last Man Standing and Malibu Country 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's Made In Jersey at 9pm and later ABC's Malibu Country at 8:30pm. Perhaps CBS learned their lesson with A Gifted Man that premiering a new drama on Friday at 8pm isn't such a good idea.

Fringe being in its final season, and the move of Supernatural 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 Community fans, and maybe a handful of Touch fans. A potential traffic windfall for us would be if Grimm ratings stumble early, it could become the next traffic Fringe 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:

  • Jared K

    ABC: Nothing of interest. Last Man Standing and Malibu Country will either both be gone by the end of this season, or they’ll each run for 6 to 7 years on this night in perfect obscurity.

    CBS: Having earned a reprieve last year, CSI: NY shouldn’t rest easy. CBS can afford to be ruthless. Made in Jersey should consider A Gifted Man’s run last year as par for the course. I’ll be surprised if it makes it to May.

    CW: The CW has given up on this night. ANTM is on its last legs. Nikita is a good show, but its fans should be happy the bar is so low.

    FOX: I’m just glad that Fringe will get to go out on its own terms. It’d be nice if the ratings could stay above 1.0, but even if they don’t, I’ll take these final 13 episodes with a smile.

    NBC: Oh, Community. Six seasons and a movie seems so far away. I’m anticipating that these 13 episodes will be the end, but I would love nothing more than to be proven wrong. In other news, it’ll be interesting to see if Grimm gets even a marginal, temporary bump out of its brief Monday run.

  • William

    grimm and blue bloods

  • Bob Jones

    Previously on Fringe! The Observers have decided to Intervene and Rule the World; Team Free Will is on the Verge of Elimination. Will Peter, Henrietta and Olivia live happily ever after? or will William Bell finally achieve his ultimate end – Godhood.

    Oh yeah, plus Nikita, and Spartacus (The End)

  • Simon

    With Grimm moving back to Friday after the Monday night run, will the ratings for both time slots be counted in the renewal decision?

  • One eye

    Grimm fringe and Nikita at the same time makes me sad.

  • addict

    whitney community and grimm !! nbc has a killer lineup for fridays !

  • Migrane

    I can’t wait to see Whitney’s ratings on Fridays.

    I attended my first taping of the show last Wednesday which just happened to be the first taping of the season for the show and it looked better than last year the only let down was that Maulik is no longer apart of the cast but they just cast a black dude named Tone Bell who looks like a great addition to the show.

  • Jase

    Touch and Grimm (if I happen to be at home), otherwise, I will likely catch them on Hulu+.

  • NJ Viewer

    Friday is FOX night.

  • Aces N 8s

    8:00 Whitney
    8:30 Malibu County
    9:00 Nikita
    10:00 Blue Bloods

  • psychic

    Yay for Fringe.
    Kill Nikita already. Put it out of its misery.

  • TVfan

    Nikita rocks! it’s one of the best shows out there! the only ones to pity are the Nikita haters that can’t move on.

  • jt

    Community, Fringe, and Blue Bloods.

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