2016-17 TV Season

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

Posted May 16, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

Here are the official Fall 2016 prime time schedules for NBC and FOX.  New shows in italics.  A separate midseason grid will follow at a later date. Look for ShowBuzzDaily instant analysis of FOX’s schedule later today.  In the meantime, enjoy the NBC schedule analysis. ###

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2016-17 TV Season

UPDATED – NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: FOX Fall–and Midseason–2016 Schedule (with NBC/FOX grid)

Posted May 16, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  UPDATED with reactions to FOX trailers, which are available here:   The FOX fall schedule is a puzzlement. FOX seems to have done little to help itself with its fall 2016 line-up, leaving two of its weakest nights unimproved, and burying one of its highest-profile projects on low-rated Friday.  The network will be more […]

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2015-16 TV Season

Fall 2015 Primetime Schedules: Broadcast Networks

Posted May 14, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Here is a summary of the Fall 2015 broadcast schedules, announced this week in New York to advertisers at the upfront presentations.  Start setting your DVRs now, or start making your picks for biggest hit or first cancellation of the season.

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2019-20 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The Fall 2019 ABC Schedule & Analysis

Posted May 14, 2019 by Mitch Salem

We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they’ve hit bottom, which has caused seismic changes in the ways networks make scheduling decisions.  Among other things, with revenues from on-air […]

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2019-20 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: The Fall 2019 CW Schedule & Analysis

Posted May 16, 2019 by Mitch Salem

We’ve reached the broadcast networks’ Upfront Week… which used to be a lot more central to our television lives than it is now.  Ratings everywhere are down, and there’s no reason to think they’ve hit bottom, which has caused seismic changes in the ways networks make scheduling decisions.  Among other things, with revenues from on-air […]

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2016-17 TV Season

NIELSENWAR UPFRONTS: The Fall 2016 NBC Schedule

Posted May 15, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Thanks to SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, THE VOICE and Dick Wolf, NBC is in stable–if unexciting–shape as the 2015-16 season ends, and the Peacock’s fall line-up is as notable for what it doesn’t do as for what it does.  Although the network has ordered a dozen new series, only 3 of them will begin airing […]

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Articles

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: FOX Trailer – “Dads”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The first day of network Upfront presentations features a doubleheader, with NBC followed by FOX.  That means another stack of trailers (unlike NBC, FOX also released the materials for its midseason shows), so let’s take a look.  Reminder:  it’s patently unfair to judge a TV series based on a 3-4 minute trailer, except that […]

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2018-19 TV Season

NIELSENWAR: FOX Fall Schedule & Analysis (Includes 5-Network Grid)

Posted May 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever to authoritatively analyze the thought process that goes into a broadcaster’s cancellation, renewal and pick-up decisions, because network ad revenues directly […]

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