Continuing our hour by hour coverage of the fall schedule, we move to Tuesday nights at 10pm.  ABC newcomer Detroit 1-8-7 squares off against Parenthood on NBC and The Good Wife on CBS.

Tuesday Nights 10pm-11pm:

Tuesday 10:00p 10:30p
Detroit 1-8-7  New
The Good Wife

Who’ll Win?   Parenthood debuted on NBC in this time slot after the winter Olympics so we’ve already seen a bit of head-to-head competition between it and CBS’s  The Good WifeParenthood generally won the battle for the advertising coveted adults 18-49 over The Good Wife by 0.1-0.3 18-49 ratings points (The Good Wife completely destroyed the field in the imaginary battle for total viewers).

Is it possible that things will work out differently in the fall?  Sure, it’s possible, but for now I’d bet (at least $1) against it.  Parenthood will again enjoy the best lead-in NBC has to offer of The Biggest Loser. I’d again  expect ABC to finish last for the hour.  But I don’t expect Detroit 1-8-7, which gets the “DWTS Results Show” as its lead-in, to perform as well with adults 18-49 as V did when it had Lost as its lead-in.  The Good Wife should take second with adults 18-49 a bit more comfortably than it did last spring.

We’re not quite done with our hour-by-hour coverage, look for the last of the  coverage in the coming week .  You can find all the previous  hour-by-hour coverage here.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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