Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER

Trini

Ratings and Scheduling

Recommended Posts

Fox is airing this Mondays at 8pm (Eastern). Paired with Sleepy Hollow at 9pm.

Series premiere is Monday Sept. 22. And its re-airing Friday the 26th at 9pm.

------
So this is going up against The Big Bang Theory; which I don't watch, but I know it's a juggernaut. And besides that, these two shows may share a lot of the same audience.

Unless Gotham completely flops, I expect this to at least play out its first season, and maybe narrowly get a second season. (DC/WB/Fox seem to be really invested in its success.) It's difficult these days for a genre series to last long, but I hope that --best case scenario-- we get 4 or 5 seasons out of this concept.

Share this post


Link to post

I know I'm going to be watching it on OnDemand; the tuners in my DVR will be busy with DWTS and The Voice (which we both watch), and there's no way !MrsHB will be interested in Gotham.

Share this post


Link to post

The question The Big Bang Theory poses is:  Will it wreck the freshman and sophomore series in the eight week commitment to the NFL that CBS has? I would hope not, but there is bound to be a substantial overlap between the fans. Hopefully the newer and shinier toys will be played with and appreciated, even while there is a massive timeslot donnybrook/Pier Six Brawl!

Share this post


Link to post

Don't forget the potential momentum killer that is the playoff and World Series break.

Believe it or not, there won't be one, at least for Gotham.  Here's the playoff schedule; Fox is pushing all but a couple of its games before the World Series to Fox Sports 1, and there's no Monday night World Series game.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

For the time being, Fox is going to be re-airing Gotham episodes Fridays at 9 Eastern. I wonder if airing twice a week will help the show any?

Edited by Trini
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Oops, I should posted the info about the ratings here:

 

Solid 18-49 demo for Gotham's premiere, 3.2. It likely just needs to stay over 2.0 and it will be renewed, but hopefully, it remains around 3.0.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/09/23/tv-ratings-monday-the-voice-sleepy-hollow-return-down-gotham-scorpion-debut-well-forever-gets-a-slow-start/306198/

Edited by SimoneS
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post


Are we only getting 20 episodes this season? Because April 24 to the end of May is only six episodes- enough for Episodes 15-20 but no room for Episodes 21 and 22.

Unless we're getting two straight weeks of two hour episodes. Or the season finale takes place in mid-June.

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Danielg342 said:

Are we only getting 20 episodes this season? Because April 24 to the end of May is only six episodes- enough for Episodes 15-20 but no room for Episodes 21 and 22.

Unless we're getting two straight weeks of two hour episodes. Or the season finale takes place in mid-June.

It's a bit of a puzzle, isn't it? I can't see them continuing into June, but Monday night stable-mate 'Lucifer' also has a 22 episode run (and is on the same schedule with a big break), so I don't know where they'd fit in double-headers.

Edited by Blackcanary
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Bumping this thread to point out that the recent implosion of Lethal Weapon might have a silver lining for Gotham, at least. If one of Fox's sure-to-be-renewed series gets cancelled for other reasons, that might be the tipping point Gotham needs to get green lit for at least one more season.

Share this post


Link to post

Yikes. I had heard that actor was a bit of a problem, but I didn’t know he was “get the show canceled” bad. 

But yeah - more room on the schedule gives Gotham a better shot at survival.

Share this post


Link to post

I watched Lethal Weapon for a bit in the first season...I thought it was funny, if a bit derivative. I would feel bad for Damon Wayans if it got canceled- he deserves his star turn.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size