Friday of premiere week has not just series and season premieres, but several veteran shows moving into the night. Tonight we have the series premieres of newcomer Blue Bloods, and the season premieres of veterans Medium, Smallville, Supernatural (new night), CSI: NY (new night), The Good Guys (new night for originals).
Note: Human Target airs a repeat episode tonight. Its season premiere is October 1. You can check out other premiere dates here.
How will they do in the ratings?
Guesses for veteran shows to debut up a bit from their May, 2010 ratings level, but not close to their Fall, 2009 premiere ratings have been almost uniformly close. I’m sticking with that strategy, plus an extra haircut for the shows moving to Friday. With of course a wild guess for the series premiere of Blue Bloods.
My premiere ratings guesses (adults 18-49 ratings):
- Medium: 1.9
- Smallville: 0.9
- CSI:NY: 2.4
- The Good Guys: 1.3
- Supernatural: 1.1
- Blue Bloods: 2.0
- Outlaw: 1.7 (timeslot premiere)
Premiere Friday 2009 (September 25, 2009) (note not all shows were premires)
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millons)|
|8:00||CBS||Ghost Whiperer (season premiere)||2.2/8||8.58|
|NBC||Law & Order (season premiere)||1.3/5||6.29|
|FOX||Brothers (series premiere)||1.0/4||2.82|
|CW||Smallville (season premiere)||1.0/4||2.50|
|9:00||CBS||Medium (season premiere)||2.0/7||8.78|
|ABC||Modern Family (R)||1.5/5||4.28|
|FOX||Dollhouse (season premiere)||1.0/3||2.56|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (R)||0.5/2||1.17|
|9:30||ABC||Cougar Town (R)||1.5/5||4.18|
|CBS||Numb3rs (season premiere)||1.8/6||7.92|
|NBC||The Jay Leno Show||1.5/5||5.68|
Premiere Friday 2010 schedule:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||FOX||Human Target (repeat)|
|ABC||Modern Family (repeat)|
|CBS||Medium (Season Premiere)|
|NBC||Dateline NBC (Season Premiere?)|
|CW||Smallville (Season Premiere)|
|8:30||ABC||Better With You (repeat)|
|9:00||NBC||Dateline NBC (Season Premiere?)|
|ABC||The Whole Truth (repeat)|
|CBS||CSI:NY (Season Premiere)|
|FOX||The Good Guys (Season Premiere)|
|CW||Supernatural (Season Premiere)|
|10:00||CBS||Blue Bloods (Series Premiere)|
|NBC||Outlaw (new timeslot)|
What are your guesses?