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24th Nov '17 4:02:56 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 successful, 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' runs of ''The Adventures of Dudley The Dragon'', the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Make Way For Noddy]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElliotMoose'', the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and the two-week syndicated run of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfTimmyTheTooth''.

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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 successful, or were aimed at young audiences) would air during the dead hours of 5AM to 7AM. Some shows that got this timeslot included the original syndicated run of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''[[Series/CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', the American Public Television run of ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', PBS' runs of ''The Adventures of Dudley The Dragon'', the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Make Way For Noddy]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElliotMoose'', the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and the two-week syndicated run of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfTimmyTheTooth''.
20th Nov '17 7:00:39 PM Maddoxsort
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However, there is a certain sweet spot timeframe on Friday where networks actually shoot for viewers- the time when they expect people to be bunkering in at home after a long day. Some shows that air during this desirable period (usually starting around 7:00PM with a lead-in set of programs, peaking at 8:00PM with drama laced with comedic wit, getting into more serious, intense, and mature programs into the latter portion of nightfall, and then concluding at 11:00PM) are of the action genre or UsefulNotes/{{Drama}}, which tend to be solid if they can hit all the right notes and can carry the night well when assembled into a block of action programming, especially if it falls under CrimeDrama.

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However, there is a certain sweet spot timeframe on Friday where networks actually shoot for viewers- the time when they expect people to be bunkering in at home after a long day. Some shows that air during this desirable period (usually starting around 7:00PM with a lead-in set of programs, peaking at 8:00PM with drama riveting shows laced with comedic wit, getting into more serious, intense, and mature programs into the latter portion of nightfall, and then concluding at 11:00PM) are of the action genre or UsefulNotes/{{Drama}}, which tend to be solid if they can hit all the right notes and can carry the night well when assembled into a block of action programming, especially if it falls under CrimeDrama.
20th Nov '17 6:59:55 PM Maddoxsort
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However, there is a certain sweet spot timeframe on Friday where networks actually shoot for viewers- the time when they expect people to be bunkering in at home after a long day. Some shows that air during this desirable period (usually starting around 7:00PM with a lead-in set of programs, peaking at 8:00PM, getting into more intense and mature programs into the latter portion of nightfall, and then concluding at 11:00PM) are of the ActionGenre or UsefulNotes/Drama, which tends to be solid if it can hit all the right notes and can carry the night well when assembled into a block of action programming, especially if it falls under CrimeDrama.

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However, there is a certain sweet spot timeframe on Friday where networks actually shoot for viewers- the time when they expect people to be bunkering in at home after a long day. Some shows that air during this desirable period (usually starting around 7:00PM with a lead-in set of programs, peaking at 8:00PM, 8:00PM with drama laced with comedic wit, getting into more intense serious, intense, and mature programs into the latter portion of nightfall, and then concluding at 11:00PM) are of the ActionGenre action genre or UsefulNotes/Drama, UsefulNotes/{{Drama}}, which tends tend to be solid if it they can hit all the right notes and can carry the night well when assembled into a block of action programming, especially if it falls under CrimeDrama.
20th Nov '17 6:59:02 PM Maddoxsort
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However, there is a certain sweet spot timeframe on Friday where networks actually shoot for viewers- the time when they expect people to be bunkering in at home after a long day. Some shows that air during this desirable period (usually starting around 7:00PM with a lead-in set of programs, peaking at 8:00PM, getting into more intense and mature programs into the latter portion of nightfall, and then concluding at 11:00PM) are of the ActionGenre or UsefulNotes/Drama, which tends to be solid if it can hit all the right notes and can carry the night well when assembled into a block of action programming, especially if it falls under CrimeDrama.
4th Oct '17 9:47:34 AM IlGreven
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* ''Series/BlueBloods'' has turned into a major subversion, having survived 7 seasons of Fridays and returning steady and respectable numbers (even making the top 10 most watched programs in Season 7...a top 10 list where half the programs are football-related.)
4th Oct '17 9:46:38 AM IlGreven
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* ''Series/BlueBloods'' has turned into a major subversion, having survived 7 seasons of Fridays and returning steady and respectable numbers (even making the top 10 most watched programs in Season 7...a top 10 list where half the programs are football-related.)
30th Sep '17 9:37:26 AM applespie
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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}}'' 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. (Considering the show's liberal use of BackFromTheDead, this seems appropriate.)
28th Sep '17 3:01:28 PM kquinn0830
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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/TheMuppets'') or moved to another night in hopes of salvaging it (''Series/LastManStanding''[[note]]ironically to Fridays (see Aversions below)[[/note]] and ''Series/TheGoldbergs''). 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/TheMuppets'') or moved to another night in hopes of salvaging it (''Series/LastManStanding''[[note]]ironically to Fridays (see Aversions below)[[/note]] and ''Series/TheGoldbergs''). The only real exception so far is was ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and it's it mostly done low to fairly okay in the ratings.ratings before it got moved to Friday night for its fifth season.
21st Sep '17 7:16:51 AM JoeDavis
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* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'', Creator/JimHenson's take on ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'', spent its first four weeks on Friday nights at 8:00pm in the Spring of 1989. This, along with Main/ExecutiveMeddling that resulted in a confusing show structure, led to extremely low ratings. NBC attempted to move the show to Sunday nights as a replacement for the series ''Spoony Spoon.'' The ratings for ''Henson Hour'' prices to be even lower for its fifth episode, and was quickly cancelled. NBC agreed to burn off the remaining episode over the Summer, but only aired four of the remaining seven episodes. An earlier attempt at promoting the series via a crossover with ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' proved to be pointless, as the ''Cosby'' appearance didn't air until a year after the cancellation of ''Henson Hour.''

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* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'', Creator/JimHenson's take on ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'', spent its first four weeks on Friday nights at 8:00pm in the Spring of 1989. This, along with Main/ExecutiveMeddling that resulted in a confusing show structure, led to extremely low ratings. NBC attempted to move the show to Sunday nights as a replacement for the series ''Spoony Spoon.'' The ratings for ''Henson Hour'' prices proved to be even lower for its fifth episode, and was quickly cancelled. NBC agreed to burn off the remaining episode over the Summer, but only aired four of the remaining seven episodes. An earlier attempt at promoting the series via a crossover with ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' proved to be pointless, as the ''Cosby'' appearance didn't air until a year after the cancellation of ''Henson Hour.''
21st Sep '17 7:15:19 AM JoeDavis
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* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'', Creator/JimHenson's take on ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'', spent its first four weeks on Friday nights at 8:00pm in the Spring of 1989. This, along with Main/ExecutiveMeddling that resulted in a confusing show structure, led to extremely low ratings. NBC attempted to move the show to Sunday nights as a replacement for the series ''Spoony Spoon.'' The ratings for ''Henson Hour'' prices to be even lower for its fifth episode, and was quickly cancelled. NBC agreed to burn off the remaining episode over the Summer, but only aired four of the remaining seven episodes. An earlier attempt at promoting the series via a crossover with ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' proved to be pointless, as the ''Cosby'' appearance didn't air until a year after the cancellation of ''Henson Hour.''
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