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.



  • HalCapone

    If the past four years are any indication, about 33% of scripted series will make it to a second season, 25% to a third season and 20% to a fourth. With 25% more new shows this season, the carnage from next season will predictably be more than this past season. The moral is “don’t become too vested in a new show because odds are it will be canceled”. But this site thrives on the passion of the fans so ignore my warning and keep the love flowing and the hopes high, along with the ubiquitous trash talking:)

  • HV

    What I will be watching (Note that ? means that I am not sure):

    10:00 Crisis (midseason) (?)
    8:30 We Are Men
    9:00 About a Boy (midseason) (?)
    10:00 Lucky 7
    8:00 The Middle
    9:00 Modern Family
    8:30 Welcome to the Family
    9:30 The Micheal J Fox Show
    8:00 Last Man Standing
    Surviving Jack (?)
    Friends with Better Lives (?)
    The 100 (?)

  • HV

    Oh! Also unscheduled, Suburgatory

  • Sab G

    This table is very helpful. Thank you. :)

  • ToXiX

    I think The Millers could go either way.

    The Crazy Ones will premiere big because Robin Williams HAS A LOT of fans.

    I hope We Are Men does well, but CBS put it in a land of female comedies. but maybe its after HIMYM because of Kal Penn’s connection to the show, might bring more fans to the show airing after it.

  • ToXiX

    Mom actually looks the weakest to me.

    It feels like it could go the way of Accidently On Purpose and be cancelled after one season.

  • KJ Styles

    @ToXiX- I like Mom a lot. I think it will succeed. It looks compatible with 2BG, and has likable characters.

    We Are Men looks the weakest of the CBS pilots IMO. I hope this gets cancelled and replaced by Mike & Molly.

  • Pepper

    Overall, a very tepid tv schedule. I’ll be watching Supernatural, Elementary, and H50 if they finally end the Doris storyline. None of the new shows stick out to me.

  • lily

    None of the new shows interest me. So I am just going to watch The Simpsons, Family guy, Bones, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Elementary and 24. However, I hope Once upon a time and Chicago Fire does well next season and gets pick up for another season. Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer were great in the show House.

  • jake

    I’ll check Agents of Shield, Once in Wonderland, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Super Fun Night and maybe The Black List.

    This looks as a stronger season than the last 3.

  • Statix

    Gonna be a busy Fall.

    I’ll be checking the following:
    S (2) – Once Upon a Time, Betrayal
    M (5) – Castle, Hostages, Bones/Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist
    T (3) – Agents of Shield, Person of Interest, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire
    W (5) – CSI, Revolution, Ironside, Arrow, The Tomorrow People
    T (3) – OUAT in Wonderland, TBBT, Elementary
    F (5) – Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Sleepy Hollow/Enlisted, Grimm, Dracula

    Looking forward to Agents of Shield the most. From what I’ve seen, the special effects are going to be spectacular, not like the cheap OUAT special effects.
    I already see a two flops: Betrayel and Enlisted. Also, Wonderland seems to be DOA with TBBT as it’s competition. Really surprised how good Almost Human looked, very movie like.
    Revolution was already dying in Monday this season. Castle proves to be the victor on that night, being the only one to stay there. Hawaii Five-0 also lost a big chunk of it’s viewers this season. I honestly don’t see either of them perform well in their new timeslots.
    They should have just cancelled Nikita alltogether. It become pointless and the ratings show that atleast half it’s audience from season 2 agrees with me.

  • Statix

    @ Myself

    Aargh, those typo’s!


    Surprised the changed Chicago Fire to Tuesday. It was actually performing really well. CSI is slowly using viewers. Very big chance it would have actually started winning a lot of nights this next season.

  • sarah nz

    Thanks Robert and the rest of the TVBTN staff for the tables and this site as a whole – been fun this last year getting to know a bit about ratings.

    Much easier to see where the shows are and plan my upsized tv watching week. One less job for me to do :)

    Coming year has definatly got more shows to check out than this year. Just hope my new (possible) favourites make it to the end of the first season and beyond.

  • Illinois

    @ Ultima

    Thanks !

  • Jamie04

    The Crazy Ones will premiere big because Robin Williams HAS A LOT of fans.

    I don’t think many people even know him any more. He’s more annoying than funny

  • chicc_o

    Sunday : All ABC Once , Revenge , Batryal (Looks really good)
    Monday : HIMYM , 2 Broke Girls , Sleepy Hollow , Hostages
    Tuesday : SHIELD (can’t wait for it ), The Originals , Goldbergs Supernatural
    Wednesday, ABC Comedies (i don’t like back in the game already) + CW Arrow + CW Tomorrow’s people
    Thursday : Once in Wonderland , Grey’s , Scandal , TBBT , The Millers , The Crazy ones , TVD very very good night

    Friday : Grimm , Dracula

  • Alex

    Its going to be an interesting Fall.

    Should be a comfortable nightly win for NBC courtesy of The Voice but there’s a lot of interesting things happening on Monday. We have the competing new dramas at 10PM. Blacklist is obviously NBC’s big new drama hope and given that its their only new drama of the Fall CBS will presumably be throwing a lot of weight behind Hostages. And of course we have the ever interesting Fox scheduling. Will that go ahead as announced with two brand new dramas on Monday night by November? Or will it be Bones / Almost Human by November? There’s also the question of whether ABC’s last ditch effort to revive Dancing with the Stars can be successful.

    Its going to be a competitive night with the nightly win up for grabs although presumably its a three-way race between CBS, ABC and NBC on that front. The big variable here is Agents of SHIELD and what kind of impact that has on ABC’s schedule and everyone else. If SHIELD is as big as expected it could prove a potent launching pad for the ABC comedy block (and in turn Lucky 7) at the same time as denting NCIS and in turn the rest of the CBS line-up. The Voice’s move to 9PM should give NBC a boost on the night and a boost for Chicago Code at 10PM which may very well end up being competitive with Person of Interest at 10PM. I think I’m tipping my hat in the direction of NBC on Tuesday night as well. The Fox comedies have a bit of an uphill battle though.

    Fox should probably take it even with the underwhelming X Factor. After a couple of good nights NBC are going to sink without a trace. The CBS schedule is unchanged and solid. The question for ABC will be how its new comedies shape up. I like the look of Back in the Game and Super Fun Night is a bit of a wild card. Can interest in Rebel Wilson power that in the post-Modern Family slot and perhaps boost Nashville in the 10PM hour?

    This is going to be interesting. On paper this is a battle between CBS and ABC but then again who knows how Thursday night is going to pan out. Lots of variables. Elementary is theoretically the weak link on the CBS line-up but we don’t know how the new comedies are going to pan out or how Two and a Half Men will hold up at 9:30. ABC has the big unknown of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland but in theory Grey’s and Scandal should be enough to hold the line for ABC. And then there’s NBC and Fox. NBC should surely post some year-on-year gains with a couple of high profile new comedies at 9PM and Parenthood at 10PM. Fox I suspect will have year-on-year drops.

    Potential for another three-way battle between ABC, CBS and NBC on Friday night. Dateline should provide a stronger lead-in for Grimm which might also see some boost from having a drama companion on the night in Dracula which I think has the potential for a relatively good debut on Friday. CBS are harder to judge. Undercover Boss should hold the line at 8PM but who knows what’ll happen with Hawaii Five-0 and what effect that’ll have on Blue Bloods. Equally on ABC Shark Tank should stay strong and hold the line but who knows how the comedy line-up will perform but 20/20 should do OK. In late Fall Fox should become a player if they stick with Bones and the comedies assuming the comedy line-up isn’t DOA on Friday night.

    Obviously another NBC win with football and everything else will play out as it did last year I imagine given that there’s really no changes just a new ABC drama at 10PM that probably won’t last. I suppose the big question is whether Once Upon A Time and Revenge can rebound from their season two lulls.

  • Branbran

    Like how the tables are all in one post thank you!

  • Colin

    I’m confused about the Sleepy Hollow repeat with Raising Hope then Enlisted in late fall.. I’m not getting what’s happening there with Raising Hope and Enlisted.

  • Carmen

    Thursdays in the 9:00 hour looks to be the weakest it has been for 10 years or so.

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