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.



  • ToXiX


    I’m gonna take that back cause the only network I want to see fail this season is abc.

  • POIFanatic

    @Toxix: I wouldn’t worry about POI for atleast 3 more seasons. Perhaps you should worry about your own favorite show.

  • POIFanatic

    @Toxix: I’m an optimist. I hope CW and ABC rise. They deserve it.

  • ToXiX


    I’m aware POI is safe. Just most of its fans have been worrying about the time switch.

    And I am very worried about Two and a half Men.

  • POIFanatic

    I’m sorry, but it seems I’m partially wrong. Two episodes went into production during March this year and the remaining one episode would be shot in the fall. I thought all of them were supposed to be shot in the fall. They expect season 3 to premiere in late 2013, but realistically it’d be in early 2014.

  • HalCapone

    2.5+ for POI every week or even a couple weeks is a pipe dream. The old folks watching POI are in bed already. POI will be lucky to attain 2 but more likely will be hitting 1.8 consistently. I’m not a POI hater but the 10pm hour, other than Scandal, is the death slot for network dramas. Debuting a new show in the 10pm hour is suicidal so I expect ABC’s Lucky 7 to struggle mightily in the 1.5-1.7 range. Chicago Fire, pardon the expression, is a flash in the pan. It might survive next year but similar to POI it will struggle to attain 2.

    I agree that Big Bang will likely prevail in the Alice smackdown but ABC/Disney is going for family auds (vs previous adult drama attempts like Misssing, Last Resort)so I am intrigued if it Wonderland will do better than the previous attempts by ABC since Ugly Betty. Besides, Big Bang can’t sustain high ratings forever–not sure when we start to see major disinterest in it (maybe if one of the leads departs the show?)

  • POIFanatic

    @Toxix: Petar and the other one who’s trolling on the CBS schedule page can hardly be called as rational fans. They’re not sensible. Few others are anxious about the ratings and I can understand their predicament.

  • Sarah

    Most of my shows stayed on the same day and timeslot, which is nice, and only 3 moved. It’ll be interesting to see how B&TB does on Mondays and Five-0 on Fridays. Bones, on the other hand, I’m pretty sure about, at least once it moves to Fridays. I still think Fox wants it to “die” and that that will be what happens, which makes me sad. But that’s JMO.

  • JoeHamm

    Let’s try this again, as I see there’s a character limit with these comments?

    M: Voice, Blacklist (DVR DWTS?, Mom?, Sleepy Hollow)
    Tu: Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Voice, Lucky 7 (DVR Shield, New Girl, Mindy, Goldbergs, Trophy Wife?)
    W: All ABC (DVR Revolution?)
    Th: Parks, Welcome to the Family (5 and done, then we’ll hopefully get Community back), Sean, MJF, Glee (on delay) (DVR Wonderland, Big Bang, Millers?, Crazy Ones, Scandal)
    F: LMS, Neighbors, Shark Tank, Grimm, Dracula [DVR 20/20]
    Sa: College Football, Movie Night, SNL
    Su: AFV, Simpsons, Bob’s, Family Guy, American Dad, Betrayal? [DVR Once, Revenge]

  • POIFanatic

    @HalCapone: Wonderland will definitely do better than any of the shows that premiered at 8 on a Thursday before, IF (and only if) the quality is there. If the show is half as decent as the trailer suggests, then I see it being a solid show there.

    Revolution consistently got 2.6+ for its initial 10 episodes. Scandal is a great example as well. Quality is the deciding factor. I certainly don’t see POI going below 2.5 this year and against such weak competition. Lucky 7 will struggle because it doesn’t look enticing enough. If its any good, most of its initial audience will be there for the rest of the episodes.

    And when POI premieres in its new timeslot, I’ll see you on the ratings page here and we can continue this conversation there.

  • Mark

    Hostages and Blacklist are gunna be in big competition with each other during that time slot, I can see it already. (Both shows seem to be geared towards the same type of viewers)

  • charmedcraft

    Thursdays is gona be a problem; I have to figure out how to juggle TVD, OUATIW, & TBBT. The rest of my shows are scheduled fine.

  • Ken

    As for what I’ll be watching…
    (All times MST)

    7: Bones/Almost Human. (This new show looks great!)
    8: Nothing.
    9: Castle.

    7: NCIS, DVRing SHIELD
    8: NCIS LA
    9: POI

    Wednesday is CW night:
    7: Arrow
    8: Will try The Tomorrow People
    9: CSI, or may try Ironside

    Thursday: not much!
    7: Will try OUATIW
    8: Will try The Crazy Ones. (Robin Williams! What could go wrong?)
    8:30: Nothing
    9: Elementary only if I’m desperate. (Without POI I expect it to crash.)

    7: LMS
    7:30: Will try The Neighbors. (Never tried it in its old time slot.)
    8: H50
    9: Nothing

    Saturday: Nothing planned

    Sunday: Only The Mentalist at 9.

  • Spencer

    What I’ll be watching:

    Monday: None
    Tuesday: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Agents of SHIELD
    Wednesday: None
    Thursday: The Big Bang Theory, Parks & Recreation
    Friday: None
    Saturday: None
    Sunday: The Simpsons

    Looks like NCIS conflicts with Agents of SHIELD and The Big Bang Theory conflicts with Parks & Recreation.

  • HalCapone

    It’s a date when the Fall shows debut. I think POI is an original and quality show (not a regular watcher, though) but I don’t think Revolution is very good at all. Once it got uncoupled from The Voice, it became an underwhelming ratings performer (but not horrible for NBC) “Quality” is entirely subjective and has very little to do with ratings success. I think Chicago Fire is pretty mediocre and incredibly unoriginal but it is more accessible to mass auds since the concept of it is for the brain dead. It is a totally forgettable show that I don’t see lasting more than 1 or 2 more seasons, though. I think POI deserves a 9pm start on any night other than Friday or Sunday to preserve most of its core audience.

    I think the execution of Wonderland does look great and I applaud ABC for really being the only network to offer some respectable family fare in the first hour of prime time. As I said before, even if the quality is sustained, it is no guarantee that it will succeed.

  • Nevid

    This is what I’m gonna watch in the fall:

    Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Betrayal

    Monday: Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, The Blacklist, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Hostages

    Tuesday: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, The Originals

    Wednesday: Nashville, Law & Order: SVU, Arrow, The Tomorrow People

    Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Crazy Ones, Elementary

    Friday: The Carrie Diaries, Dracula

  • HalCapone

    Almost Human looks great and I was a big fan of Fringe but does anyone think it will do any better ratings-wise than Fringe or Terminator or Terra Nova on FOX? It is a JJ Abrams show with some of the Fringe writers/production team. Science fiction is a tough sell on network television–especially thoughtful science fiction.

  • KJ Styles

    CBS haters seriously need to shut up. All that talk about CBS being an “old folks” network is BS. If it’s such an old folks network, then why does it have the highest scripted average in the 18-49 demo?

    Person Of Interest will DESTROY Chicago Fire in it’s timeslot. It won’t even be remotely close. Chicago Fire wasn’t even able to beat CSI most weeks last season, and averaged under a 2.0. POI averaged a 2.9 on a competitive night. It will hit 3’s easily in that timeslot.

  • Judy912

    I have to admit that ‘CASTLE’ will have very stiff competition this fall. Both ‘Blacklist’ and ‘Hostages’ look promising. Of course ‘Blacklist’ has the advantage of airing following ‘The Voice’ so it will get plenty of viewers staying tune to NBC. I, on the other hand, would much prefer ‘CASTLE’ for my taste. I think both CBS & NBC will have a great premiere showing at 10 PM on Monday night but I am hoping those viewers for the most part won’t stay tuned and will switch back to ‘CASTLE’. Nathan Fillion has a big influence on the younger viewers and I am hoping he can hold on to that lead as the season flows on. I know he has my attention, that’s for sure.

  • joel

    Except for the little detail of when the six remaining episodes of Nikita will air, the CW is dead to me.

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