May 24, 2011

THE SKED: Friday Ratings Projections

More articles by »
Written by: Mitch Salem
Tags: , , ,


A few notes: these projections are for original episodes (no repeats) aired in the 4th quarter of 2011.  Series premieres will likely be .3-.4 higher, thanks to network marketing pushes, and then tend to go down over time.  We’ll be updating the numbers after we see full pilots and also as we get a feel for the networks’ summer promotional campaigns.  

A Gifted Man should be very soft for CBS at 8 pm, lower than the cancelled Medium.

Chuck should do a little better than the unscripted programming NBC had in Fall 2010, but not surprisingly down from its Monday performance. 

Fringe should be steady with its Spring 2011 numbers in the slot,  as it manages to beat Grimm in a battle of fantasy thrillers.   (Note, Grimm doesn’t even do as well as Dateline did in the hour last year).
Overall, not a very good outlook for new scripted shows on a very tough night.  
Click below to read about the other nights of the week:
                      MON      TUE      WED      THU      FRI      SAT      SUN      FULL WEEK

Click below to find out what to watch this fall:

                      MON      TUE      WED      THU       FRI      WEEKEND

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."