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2017-18 TV Season

UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS: NIELSENWAR: The CW Fall 2017 Schedule

Posted May 18, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

  See our analysis of the fall line-ups for NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS. In a way, CW got there before anyone else.  The mini-network has been able to make a business out of shrunken linear ratings for years, cobbling together low network license fees, lucrative SVOD deals, an extensive push on streaming, and international sales to produce […]

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2017-18 TV Season

UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS: NIELSENWAR: The CBS Fall 2017 Schedule

Posted May 17, 2017 by Mitch Salem

    See our analysis of the fall line-ups for NBC, FOX and ABC. CBS always has the same story to tell at this time of year.  It portrays itself, with some accuracy, as television’s bastion of consistency, where hit shows run for years and years (and years and years and years), and even the […]

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2017-18 TV Season

UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS–NIELSENWAR: The ABC Fall 2017 Schedule

Posted May 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Check out our looks at the NBC and FOX fall line-ups. ABC’s 2016-17 season was a tale of two genres.  On the comedy side, things were relatively smooth, with American Housewife and Speechless painlessly integrated into the Tuesday and Wednesday line-ups, and The Goldbergs functioning well as the Wednesday night opener.  Dramas, though, were a disaster. All the new 1-hours […]

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2017-18 TV Season

UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS: NIELSENWAR: The FOX Fall 2017 Schedule

Posted May 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

See our commentary on the NBC fall schedule here. FOX had a terrible 2016-17 season (blurred a bit by airing the Super Bowl and a historic World Series).  The closest thing it had to a new hit was Lethal Weapon, and it watched in horror as Empire plunged in the ratings with unprecedented speed.  The network’s fall schedule […]

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2017-18 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The NBC Fall 2017 Schedule

Posted May 14, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The Upfronts are officially here, more troubled than ever thanks to the ever-declining ratings at the broadcast networks.  (This Variety article does a good job of laying out the ways in which business considerations are altering what shows are put on the air.)  NBC is in the best position of the broadcasters, thanks to […]

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2016-17 TV Season

NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: 2016 Fall Broadcast Grid (now complete with CW, CBS, ABC, FOX & NBC)

Posted May 19, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

    Here are the official Fall 2016 prime time schedules for The CW, CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC.  New shows in italics.  A separate midseason grid will follow at a later date. Look for ShowBuzzDaily instant analysis of The CW’s schedule later today.  Meantime, read about the CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC schedules.             […]

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2016-17 TV Season

NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: 2016 Fall Broadcast Grid (with CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC)

Posted May 18, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

    Here are the official Fall 2016 prime time schedules for CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC.  New shows in italics.  A separate midseason grid will follow at a later date. Look for ShowBuzzDaily instant analysis of CBS’s schedule later today.  Meantime, read about the ABC, FOX and NBC schedules.                 […]

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2016-17 TV Season

UPDATED – NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: ABC Fall Schedule

Posted May 17, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  ABC’s fall line-up is a mix of the audacious and the not-so-much. UPDATED with reactions to trailers, which are available here.     ABC needed to shake things up for next season, and to an extent it has, although even if things go well, there will be more to do.  It’s relying on its […]

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