Friday, September 28, 2012

The Question, Friday 9/28/12: Is She Made for Friday?


Tonight brings the last and (by almost all accounts) least of CBS' three drama premieres this week, the legal drama Made in Jersey. Before CBS Friday became a haven for New York City procedurals, it was a place where shows like Joan of Aracdia and Ghost Whisperer with young female leads could exceed their low expectations and run for awhile. They'll try to combine those two trends with Made In Jersey, a New York City procedural with a young female lead! She's made in Jersey, but is she made for the tough Friday landscape? That's The Question for Friday, September 28, 2012.

CBS Friday Drama Premieres
1.6 (Miami Medical, 4/6/10)
2.2 (Blue Bloods, 9/24/10)
1.1 (Chaos, 4/1/11)
1.4 (A Gifted Man, 9/23/11)

This is not exactly the kind of top-notch insight you signed up for, but I picked against this show in the fall preview pretty much because I just didn't want to pick all three CBS dramas to succeed. In a vacuum, this seems like the kind of show that could eke out an OK-for-Friday audience. However, the reviews are pretty bad and the fit with the more solemn CSI: NY and Blue Bloods seems less than ideal. Not sure how many Fringe and Grimm viewers would be interested in checking this out, but... they're in the mix too.

Over/Under: 1.35.

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12 comments:

Spot said...

What's made in Jersey should stay in Jersey. Under, easily. I see Chaos-esque numbers in the offing.

Spot said...

Under. CSI: NY's collapse (mimicking Medium's when that show switched to the earlier hour) will be of no help, and I'm now leery of thinking CBS will overperform after this week's lackluster results.

Spot said...

I have no clue, really, so I'll just guess over at 1.4.

Spot said...

Under. Bad lead-in, bad fit for the night, supposedly bad show.

Spot said...

Under.

Spot said...

Over.
I too heard it's awful and don't plan to check it myself ... but I think that line underestimates number of people tending to watch CBS for entire evening. Furthermore, A Gifted Man and Chaos premiered at 8PM, while this will have lead-in in CSI: NY, for what it's worth. Finally, Your data says Friday 9PM bc is 6.1, up 15% from 8PM.
I say 1.6.

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Over 1.5

Spot said...

Not heard all the bad reviews but was planning to check it out. Is 1.35 really that much to ask for? Hope not. Over.

Spot said...

Over.

Spot said...

over, yes it seems like a quite terrible show, but even a gifted man scored higher than that

Spot said...

1.4. That puts me over your prediction

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