Friday, December 27, 2013

Schedules Plus, Fox Friday


Schedules Plus is another innovative application of the historical ratings statistic A18-49+. I hope this will be the ultimate resource for comparing the evolution of shows, networks and timeslots over time, complete with ratings numbers that make a fair adjustment for the collective decline. Right now this only includes programs aired in the fall. Much more about the process that went into this at the bottom.

Fox Friday has long been a massive wasteland for low-priority programming, burn-offs, movies and repeats. Though this post tries to make sense of it, a lot of other crap not pictured below also cycled through the night, none of it really making a mark. Fox's first decent lineup on the night was really Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe in 2011; prior to that, the only lineup to even break a 50 Plus was an all-repeat night during the 2007-08 writers' strike!

Fox Friday Fall


8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 Avg
2001-02 Dark Angel Pasadena 53
65 41
2002-03 Firefly John Doe 55
49 61
2003-04 Wanda at Large Luis Boston Public 42
43 3944
41
2004-05 Most Outrageous Moments World's Craziest Videos Renovate My Family 39
38 3840
38
2005-06 The Bernie Mac Show Malcolm in the Middle Killer Instinct 38
39 3637
38
2006-07 Nanny 911 Trading Spouses 48
46 50
2007-08 Next Great American Band Don't Forget the Lyrics 43
34 52
2008-09 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Don't Forget the Lyrics 48
46 50
2009-10 Brothers Til Death Dollhouse 30
33 2530
29
2010-11 (repeats) The Good Guys 31
33 29
2011-12 Kitchen Nightmares Fringe 55
63 47
2012-13 Kitchen Nightmares Fringe 50
54 46
2013-14 MasterChef Junior Sleepy Hollow (R) 55
74 36
2014-15 Utopia Fri Gotham (R) 33
37 28

Avg 46 42 44





Fox Friday Winter


8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 Avg
2001-02 (repeats) Dark Angel 55
45 65
2002-03 Fastlane John Doe 58
55 61
2003-04 Totally Outrageous World's Craziest Videos Boston Public 48
50 5344
52
2004-05 The Bernie Mac Show Jonny Zero 44
50 38
2005-06 The Bernie Mac Show Trading Spouses 46
39 54
2006-07 Nanny 911 Trading Spouses 48
46 50
2007-08 Bones (R) House (R) 57
47 68
2008-09 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Dollhouse 45
42 48
2009-10 (repeats) Kitchen Nightmares 46
35 56
2010-11 Kitchen Nightmares Fringe 61
64 58
2011-12 Kitchen Nightmares Fringe 55
63 47
2012-13 Kitchen Nightmares Touch 43
54 33
2013-14 Bones Enlisted Raising Hope 58
82 35 35
35
2014-15 World's Funniest Fails Glee 46
52 40

Avg 52 50 51





2014-15 Update: Utopia hung on for five Friday telecasts after the start of the regular season, which is three more than it got on Tuesday, but its 0.5 on Halloween was the last anyone ever saw of it. The closest thing to a win Fox had on Friday all season was the blooper show World's Funniest Fails, which averaged a 52 leading off in the winter. It's slated to return late this fall with MasterChef Junior (99/100). Can this network really move a league average weeknight performer back to Friday? They're taking their time to make sure, as this lineup isn't slated to return until November.

See here for more explanations/disclaimers about Schedules Plus.

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