Top Posts + Comment and Question of the Week

The Ratings Junkie Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sorry for the slight delay in this week's post. As usual, this segment will present a list of the top posts this week as well as a Question of the Week and the toughest part, picking a standout comment. Here it goes:

Top Posts of the Week

  1. ABC Schedule Analysis by theratingsjunkie
  2. Summer Renew/Cancel Predictions: July 10 by Hunter
  3. Mr Robinson Review: Messy in Many Ways by Hunter
  4. Renew/Cancel Watch: CBS by theratingsjunkie
  5. Summer Renew/Cancel Predictions: August 15 by Hunter
I can also tell you that the latest Summer Renew/Cancel Predictions post had a great first 24 hours, almost climbing up to 4th place, and should be considered the strongest post of the week. Just missing the top 5 was the notice that The TV Ratings Guide is currently seeking helpers.

What I found most surprising about this list is the fact that the July 10th Summer Renew/Cancel Predictions post actually improved this week at #2, up from the #5 spot it held last week. This should be its fourth week on the list, a new record, and is also our top post ever.

Comment of the Week

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    Fox really has a very solid Monday night the whole 2015-16 season with Gotham/Minority Report/X-Files/Lucifer. It should average quite well for them.
    Grandfathered and Grinder will get slaughtered on Tuesday at 8PM. What were they thinking, especially now that ABC has found one comedy that semi-works in that hour (Fresh Off The Boat) and potentially a break-out hit with The Muppets - I almost expect sub-1.0 numbers, but then again, the hyped Scream Queens lead-out might help the 8:30 comedy.
    Rosewood is an odd one, then again, where to place it? If it gets mid-1 numbers I expect it to be renewed. I still think they made the right move not to slide Empire down an hour - Fox is in no position to fix what isn't broken! Too huge of a risk with their biggest hit by far.
    I expect Sleepy Hollow to do sub-1 numbers and get cancelled or alternatively get shipped off to Fridays. Bones is also on it's last legs and is probably getting too expensive at this point to keep it going on barely-above 1 numbers. It earns quite a bit in syndication for them I guess. I expect a complete revamp of the night in the 2016-17 season.
    Fridays are fine. Clearly not a priority.
    I still don't like the idea of breaking up the animation block with live comedies, but they really have no else to put male-skewing B99 and LMoE. They don't own B99 though, so I wonder how long they'll keep it there? Even a Bob's Burgers-The Simpsons-Bordertown-Family Guy-LMoE block would be better imho because at least they won't lose the animation domination fans between Simpsons and Family Guy.

      This comment comes from the FOX Schedule Analysis post. Thanks Polyester Poontang for providing your own analysis, and as usual, I really enjoy reading everyone's comments!

      Question of the Week

      1. If a show you are watching starts to have a noticeable decline in quality, how much time do you usually give it before you end up dropping it? (Or do you even drop it?)

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