Predict the Ratings for the Premieres of 'Super Fun Night' & 'Ironside' (Poll)

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October 2nd, 2013

Super Fun Night

Tonight, two new shows premiere. On ABC, comedy Super Fun Night (premise: three socially inept women try to have a good time) debuts in the cushy post-Modern Family spot. ABC has put a lot of effort in to promoting it. If you watched the network at all during the summer, you probably had a picture of star Rebel Wilson block out the bottom right hand corner of your TV screen at least once. But the network recently decided to air a different episode in place of the pilot which is not a good sign. Last year the first episode of The Neighbors garnered a 3,2 in the time period on September 27, 2012. Then Suburgatory took over the time period, garnering a 2.8n adults 18-49 rating for its season premiere on October 17, 2012.

On NBC, Ironside, a remake of a 1970s police drama, takes over the 10PM time period.  Last season, Chicago Fire premiered to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Given the growth of that series over the course of the season, NBC may be willing to be patient if Ironside is not an immediate hit.

How do you think the premieres of both shows will fare? Make your predictions than explain your reasoning in the comments.




  • buttondiet

    Even if Super Fun Night bombs Rebel isn’t going to be struggling to find new work.

  • senor chang

    decent-to-strong showings for both in the overnights. Ironside held all of SVU’s lead-in, and Super Fun Night held a good portion (~70%) of Modern Family. not bad for either.

  • Kissan

    ABC’s doing the wrong thing. Back In The Game is not as good as it looks and SFN was horrible to me. And I agree with the people that are saying The Goldbergs should be on Wednesdays 8:30 after The Middle and Trophy Wife should be on after MF. This would be the PERFECT ABC Wednesday lineup!!!!! The Goldbergs would be a great fit with The Middle since their practically the same show and also Goldbergs fits in well with being a lead in to MF since it’s both about families. And Trophy Wife, even though it’s name is misleading, will be a great fit Modern Family and probably hold the best retention out of Modern Family ever since both shows are very compatible. I think the people who watch Trophy Wife also watch Nashville so TW will be a great lead in for it.

    It’ll probably be like this:

    8:00-The Middle 2.5
    8:30-The Goldbergs 2.3
    9:30-Trophy Wife 3.4
    10:00-Nashville 2.5

    ABC should pull The Neighbors since it’s not doing good numbers on Friday and send Back In The Game to Fridays 8:30 and SFN and Mixology on Tuesdays after SHIELD since the young audience like me watch SHIELD and the young audience is also familiar with Rebel Wison.

  • Kissan

    I got some of the Wednesday ratings:


    The Middle-2.2


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