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17th Feb '17 10:04:04 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** Instead of moving shows on the chopping block to one particular night, Cartoon Network's preferred method is to actually shift it to late at night or early in the morning, usually without any notice. ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', ''Anime/DotHackSign'', ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight''', ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''? All victims of this.

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** Instead of moving shows on the chopping block to one particular night, Cartoon Network's preferred method is to actually shift it to late at night or early in the morning, usually without any notice. ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', ''Anime/DotHackSign'', ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight''', ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight'', ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''? All victims of this.
17th Feb '17 10:02:33 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* Creator/CartoonNetwork averted this for many years, since ''Creator/CartoonCartoonFridays'' was, during the heyday of their first wave of original programming (when ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', et al were really taking off), pretty much their premier night of programming for the week. ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' featured on Saturday nights in its later years, and before they really started to neuter that block, it was another very strong night of programming on a night avoided by most networks.

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* Creator/CartoonNetwork averted this for many years, since ''Creator/CartoonCartoonFridays'' was, during the heyday of their first wave of original programming (when ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', et al ect, were all were really taking off), pretty much their premier night of programming for the week. ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' featured on Saturday nights in its later years, and before they really started to neuter that block, it was another very strong night of programming on a night avoided by most networks.
14th Feb '17 11:21:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DarkAngel'' made Jessica Alba a minor star and had good ratings. Then Fox moved it to Fridays. When they canned it, they replaced it with ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Alba fans were not pleased.

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* ''DarkAngel'' ''Series/DarkAngel'' made Jessica Alba a minor star and had good ratings. Then Fox moved it to Fridays. When they canned it, they replaced it with ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Alba fans were not pleased.
4th Feb '17 5:39:23 AM mimitchi33
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* Tuesday nights have now become ABC's second Friday Night Death Slot due to fierce competition from rival networks dominating the night. For the past few seasons nearly every show scheduled on the night has either been canceled after one or two seasons at the most (''{{Series/Selfie}}'', ''Series/ManhattanLoveStory'') or moved to another night in hopes of salvaging it (''Series/LastManStanding'', ironically to Fridays (see Aversions below)). The only real exception so far is ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and it's mostly done low to fairly okay in the ratings.

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* Tuesday nights have now become ABC's second Friday Night Death Slot due to fierce competition from rival networks dominating the night. For the past few seasons nearly every show scheduled on the night has either been canceled after one or two seasons at the most (''{{Series/Selfie}}'', ''Series/ManhattanLoveStory'') ''Series/ManhattanLoveStory'', ''Series/TheMuppets'') or moved to another night in hopes of salvaging it (''Series/LastManStanding'', ironically to Fridays (see Aversions below)).below) and ''Series/TheGoldbergs''). The only real exception so far is ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and it's mostly done low to fairly okay in the ratings.



* From the mid-80's to the late 90's, some syndicated children's programs, either which networks thought wouldn't be successes or were aimed at young audiences would air during the dead hours of 5AM to 7AM. Some shows that got this timeslot included ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''[[Series/CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', the American Public Television run of ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', PBS' run of the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreeneGables'' and the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas''.

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* From the mid-80's to the late 90's, some syndicated children's programs, either which networks thought wouldn't be successes or were aimed at young audiences would air during the dead hours of 5AM to 7AM. Some shows that got this timeslot included ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''[[Series/CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', the American Public Television run of ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', PBS' run of the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreeneGables'' ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas''.
4th Feb '17 5:34:56 AM mimitchi33
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* From the mid-80's to the late 90's, some syndicated children's programs, either which networks thought wouldn't be successes or were aimed at young audiences would air during the dead hours of 5AM to 7AM. Some shows that got this timeslot included ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''[[Series/CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', the American Public Television run of ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', and the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas''.

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* From the mid-80's to the late 90's, some syndicated children's programs, either which networks thought wouldn't be successes or were aimed at young audiences would air during the dead hours of 5AM to 7AM. Some shows that got this timeslot included ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''[[Series/CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', the American Public Television run of ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', PBS' run of the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreeneGables'' and the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas''.
8th Nov '16 4:56:59 PM MarcoPolo250
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** Book 3 suffered from both this and a lack of marketing. It's been suggested that a ShortRunInPeru leak of several episodes caused the season to be aired earlier than it was supposed to. [[http://www.hypable.com/2014/06/30/the-legend-of-korra-season-3-premiere-low-rating/ The ratings have just gotten worse,]] and the show has been taken off the air and essentially become a web show, the rest of the Book 3 episodes now being dumped on Nick's official site.



** ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Friday Night [[WWESmackdown Smackdown]]'' was a very successful aversion, to such a point where episodes had bumpers bragging about how viewed their show is, and an advertising campaign talking about how they're "changing Friday nights". When it moved back to Syfy after being on Creator/MyNetworkTV and failing to hit the same numbers, it became an aversion once more: it remains one of Syfy's most popular shows, much to the chagrin of the audience that liked it better when Friday was reserved for ''[[NetworkDecay actual science fiction]]''.

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** ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Friday Night [[WWESmackdown Smackdown]]'' was a very successful aversion, to such a point where episodes had bumpers bragging about how viewed their show is, and an advertising campaign talking about how they're "changing Friday nights". When it moved back to Syfy after being on Creator/MyNetworkTV and After failing to hit the same numbers, numbers on Creator/MyNetworkTV, it averted this once more when it moved to Syfy and became an aversion once more: it remains one of Syfy's its most popular shows, much to the chagrin of the audience that liked it better when Friday was reserved for ''[[NetworkDecay actual science fiction]]''.shows.
27th Oct '16 4:36:43 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' survived being moved to an 8:30 Friday night timeslot for its second season thanks to a letter-writing campaign, but could not survive being moved to 10:00 on Fridays for its third season, where its [[NoBudget slashed budget]] (due to lower ad rates and higher salaries for the stars) prompted the departures of most of the series' writers. Gene Roddenberry resigning as line producer, since he could see the writing on the wall. Its [[VindicatedByReruns success in syndication]] would leave NBC regretting losing such a CashCowFranchise, which due to mergers and acquisitions is now owned by rival CBS (with Paramount Pictures retaining film rights).

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' survived being moved to an 8:30 Friday night timeslot for its second season thanks to a letter-writing campaign, campaign (following a short-lived sitcom ''Accidental Marriage'', then a primetime edition of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''), but could not survive being moved to 10:00 on Fridays for its third season, where its [[NoBudget slashed budget]] (due to lower ad rates and higher salaries for the stars) prompted the departures of most of the series' writers. Gene Roddenberry resigning as line producer, since he could see the writing on the wall. Its [[VindicatedByReruns success in syndication]] would leave NBC regretting losing such a CashCowFranchise, which due to mergers and acquisitions is now owned by rival CBS (with Paramount Pictures retaining film rights).
26th Oct '16 7:48:35 PM kquinn0830
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* Season 2 of the Tim Allen sitcom ''Series/LastManStanding'' was moved to Fridays from the original Tuesday slot, but the ratings improved from the tail end of Season 1 and stayed stable. ABC ordered five more episodes for Season 2 (bringing the total to 18) and renewed it for another season. As of 2015, the show is on its fifth season with the ratings actually ''higher'' than previous seasons. Having a lead that appeals to families (an audience ABC has thrived with on Fridays) helps.

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* Season 2 of the Tim Allen sitcom ''Series/LastManStanding'' was moved to Fridays from the original Tuesday slot, but the ratings improved from the tail end of Season 1 and stayed stable. ABC ordered five more episodes for Season 2 (bringing the total to 18) and renewed it for another season. As of 2015, 2016, the show is on its fifth season with the sixth season, having seen peak ratings actually ''higher'' than previous during the fourth and fifth seasons. Having a lead that appeals to families (an audience ABC has thrived with on Fridays) helps.
9th Oct '16 9:49:58 AM Spider_Jaws
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* ''Series/Supernatural'' managed to survive the death slot not once, but ''twice at 9:00 pm.'' This was during Seasons 6 and 7, and afterward moved to Wednesdays or Tuesdays.

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* ''Series/Supernatural'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' managed to survive the death slot not once, but ''twice at 9:00 pm.'' This was during Seasons 6 and 7, and afterward moved to Wednesdays or Tuesdays.
9th Oct '16 9:47:39 AM Spider_Jaws
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* ''Series/Supernatural'' managed to survive the death slot not once, but ''twice at 9:00 pm.'' This was during Seasons 6 and 7, and afterward moved to Wednesdays or Tuesdays.
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