Fall 2013 Broadcast Network TV Schedule Night By Night Grids

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May 16th, 2013

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This TV season is all but over now, but next season will be here before you know it.  Here's a look at how each night stacks up based on the fall schedules announced this week.

Grids for all the nights are at the bottom of this post. In the past we've broken them up into separate posts for each day of the week. As we get closer to the fall season, we'' probably do just that. But it's all-in-one post for now.

Even More New Shows Than Last Year

Last year there were 20 new shows debuting in the early fall -- that count excludes "Fox Sports Saturday" and also excludes "Malibu Country" which didn't debut until later in the fall. This year there are more than 25% more new shows for a total of 26 -- that count excludes "Almost Human" and "Enlisted" which won't debut until later in the fall.

What Catches Ratings Watchers Eyes?

There will be no shortage of things to capture a ratings watcher's attention . How will CBS's expanded Thursday comedy block and new Monday comedies fare? How well will The Voice age? What happens to Person of Interest on a new night and later time with a smaller lead in? Revolution at 8pm? How bad is it going to be for Beauty and the Beast on a new day with Hart of Dixie as its lead-in?

But at least at the start of the season I can't imagine anything will capture more attention, even with ratings watchers, than the launch of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.  Maybe I just lack imagination.  Those watching the NBA Finals on ABC in June can get back to me after they've seen the Agents of SHIELD promo for the 10,000th time.



  • Daniel

    Where is Glee???

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    whoops, Fox Thursday is wrong. Will fix.

  • edward


    Glee won’t be back till 2014

  • Tom Shaw

    My biggest question before the season starts is: Does Fox on Tuesdays keep their male block opposite SHIELD (no the, and I’m not typing out the whole thing ever) and their female block opposite The Voice?

    When the season starts:
    1) Can we just pencil in SHIELD and The Blacklist as the #1 and 2 premieres of the season now?
    2) Is SHIELD episode, say, 5, anything to write home about, or is it just doing mid 2s and not affecting the competition?
    3) Speaking of possible falls, is episode, say, 5 of The Crazy Ones anything special?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Daniel, no: Glee is at 9p Thursday in the fall.

  • CBSviewer

    When the premiere dates will be announced ?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Glee was put on hold until midseason.

  • Anthony

    Not bad. So far it looks like only Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:00 are the times that I have more than 2 shows I am interested in watching.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    (no the, and I’m not typing out the whole thing ever).

    no the, no periods, no typing out the whole thing…I imagine we’ll get there shortly after the season starts, if not before.

  • TV Addict

    I can’t wait for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the show that I’m most excited for.
    I already love Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Derek

    Well at least none of the shows I watch are opposing each other….


    Tuesday…Agents of SHIELD, Person of Interest

    Wednesday…Revolution, Mythbusters

    Thursday…Big Bang Theory



    Sunday…Simpsons, Bobs Burgers, American Dad, Family Guy

    Even if AoS fails quickly I’m still averaging less than an hour of TV a night.

  • Jake

    How common is it for networks to change their schedules during the summer before premieres? Does it happen often enough that it’s a real possibility for Fox to do what @Tom Shaw posted and move the Tuesday male comedy block?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Jake, mid-season schedules announced in May almost always change, and fall schedules can change quickly once the season begins. Summertime changes to announced fall schedules aren’t common — I don’t remember any in the past few years off the top of my head, but my memory isn’t as good as it used to be.

    Edit: Rules of Engagement was announced to be on Saturdays and when How to be Gentleman tanked on Thursdays, that never happened. Happens with shows held for Friday too (Bones, Community) but I view that sort of thing differently than a reworking of a Tuesday block.

  • sofaspud

    Gosh. I’m down to five half-hour shows a week. Yay. Most of my shows are now on basic cable channels like FX, AMC, TNT.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Hopefully POI can beat Chicago Fire an win it’s timeslot.

  • Oliver

    It’s rare for networks to change their schedules during summer after upfronts but it’s not unknown.

    A few examples. Last season, ABC swapped the timeslots of Suburgatory and The Neighbors. In 2009-10, NBC pushed Parenthood to midseason, after Maura Tierney’s cancer diagnosis, with Mercy taking its timeslot. In 2006-07, NBC moved Studio 60 into a less competitive timeslot, moving it from Thursday at 9/8c to Monday at 10/9c to avoid competing with CSI and Grey’s when both were still megahits.

    There are probably others but they’re just famous ones that come to mind.

  • Ultima

    @CBS Viewer
    When the premiere dates will be announced ?

    At some point during the summer; I wouldn’t expect to hear anything before the last week of June (and it might be much longer for some networks).

  • Networkman

    The new shows and old shows that I will be watching

    Monday: *Almost Human, *Sleepy Hollow
    Tuesday: *Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, *Brooklyn Nine-Nine, *The Goldbergs
    The Mindy Project, Person of Interest
    Wednesday: Criminal Minds, Law & Order:SVU, *Super Fun Night, *Ironside
    Thursday: The Big Bang Theory, *Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    Glee, Scandal
    Friday: Last Man Standing, The Neighbors, Raising Hope, *Enlisted,
    Blue Bloods, *Dracula

    So, I’m really interested in 10 new shows premering in the Fall. I’m waiting for Resurrection as well.
    Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Revenge

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ sofaspud…AMEN!! Next fall will be the least amount of TV watching I plan to do among the Big 4 in years – probably EVER!! I lost a lot of my regulars this season, and only SHIELD and WONDERLAND intrigue me enough to tune in anew next fall. And the networks wonder why their audience shares keep eroding?! With crap like this, no wonder!

    ABC never seems to learn that changing their comedy block on Wednesdays just keeps eroding their entire night. Learn a lesson from NBC in its sitcom Thursday heyday and just leave Wednesdays the F&^% alone already!!! It should have been “The Middle,” “The Neighbors,” “Modern Family,” and “Suburgatory,” with “REVENGE” back to Wednesdays at 10. As it stands, I will be turning ABC off at 8:30 and then for good at 9:30 next year. I won’t have yet MORE comedies that ABC will just cancel shoved down my throat in those timeslots anymore. ENOUGH !!

    And HUGE mistake putting “Wonderland” in the Thursdays at 8 “death slot.” It should have been saved for midseason as filler for “Once Upon a Time” to lessen that series’ very numerous and very annoying on-again-off-again scheduling this year. Get those programming idiots out of ABC already!

    Lastly, “Revolution” does NOT belong at 8pm Wednesdays on NBC. Did you learn nothing from “SMASH” guys? For one thing, the show is far too violent for 8pm, which means less gore next year. Secondly, without “The Voice” lead-in, it will be DOA.

    As for the other networks, I will only be watching “Survivor” on CBS and nothing else there. With 90210 gone from The CW, that netlet is dead to me now.

    I look forward to resting this Fall and avoiding a lot of TV ! Thanks network programmers for alienating another one of your long-time 18-49 viewers and giving me more of my life back ;)

  • Networkman

    I am really happy that there are watchable comedies on Friday night. I’m really surprised that NBC has one night of comedy in the Fall and they decide to compete against CBS 2 hour comedy on Thursday. CBS is really taking a risk with the 2 new comedies airing back to back but I guess they really have high hopes in Robin Williams. I would of loved to have seen Mike & Molly on the Fall Schedule. I really think We Are Men is really unnecessary. My biggest disappointment in CBS is that they did not move forward with Beverly Hills Cop.

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