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22nd May '17 9:46:48 PM pepsimax
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* Averted by ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', which survived its move from Mondays to Fridays in its second season, even getting renewed for a third in spite of the shift.
11th May '17 8:43:47 AM 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 2016, the show is on its sixth season, having seen peak ratings during the fourth and fifth 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 2016, the show is on its sixth season, having seen The managed to last for four more seasons, seeing peak ratings during the fourth and fifth seasons. seasons, before it ended after season six. Having a lead that appeals to families (an audience ABC has thrived with on Fridays) helps.helped.
30th Apr '17 1:19:30 PM 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 AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in this sort of timeslot, including WETA, KQED and KCET, all three of which only aired the show on Sundays at 6:30AM.[[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/ElliotMoose'', the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.

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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'', ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in this sort of timeslot, including WETA, KQED and KCET, all three of which only aired the show on Sundays at 6:30AM.[[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/ElliotMoose'', the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
11th Apr '17 5:34:39 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'', ironically to Fridays (see Aversions 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.

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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'', ironically (''Series/LastManStanding''[[note]]ironically to Fridays (see Aversions below) 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.
31st Mar '17 10:23:22 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 AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in this sort of timeslot, including WETA, KQED and KCET, all three of which only aired the show on Sundays at 6:30AM.[[/note]], the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.

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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 AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in this sort of timeslot, including WETA, KQED and KCET, all three of which only aired the show on Sundays at 6:30AM.[[/note]], [[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/ElliotMoose'', the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
30th Mar '17 4:35:49 PM 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 AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in a poor, early-morning timeslot, with three such stations being WETA, KQED and KCET.[[/note]], the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.

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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 AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in a poor, early-morning this sort of timeslot, with three such stations being including WETA, KQED and KCET.KCET, all three of which only aired the show on Sundays at 6:30AM.[[/note]], the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
30th Mar '17 4:33:53 PM 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' run of the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.

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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' run runs of the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' [[note]] Only some stations put ''Noddy'' in a poor, early-morning timeslot, with three such stations being WETA, KQED and KCET.[[/note]], the first airings of ''Music/TheWiggles'' and ''Series/BananasInPajamas'', and the "Club Mario" incarnation of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
12th Mar '17 11:57:07 PM RacattackForce
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** Nickelodeon also does early morning, but is just as likely to completely shift a show to one of its secondary networks.

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** Nickelodeon also does early morning, but is just as likely to [[DeaderThanDead completely shift a show to one of its secondary networks.networks]].
12th Mar '17 11:53:27 PM RacattackForce
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* Children's cable networks such as UsefulNotes/{{Nickelodeon}}, UsefulNotes/DisneyChannel, or UsefulNotes/CartoonNetwork have traditionally '''thrived''' on Friday nights. This is, of course, due to their target demographic of kids under the age of 14. This audience rarely has anywhere to be on a Friday night, in sharp contrast to even older teenagers. And since these kids won't have classes the next day, networks can comfortably air premieres late into prime-time without worrying about sudden rating drops due to their target audience being shoved off to bed by parents. Because of all this, these networks don't have a "Friday Night Death Slot", per se. Instead, shows marked for death are shifted to air late at night (usually around 11pm or midnight) or early in the morning (between 5am and 7am) without any warning.

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* Children's cable networks such as UsefulNotes/{{Nickelodeon}}, UsefulNotes/DisneyChannel, or UsefulNotes/CartoonNetwork have traditionally '''thrived''' on Friday nights. This is, of course, due to their target demographic of kids under the age of 14. This audience rarely has anywhere to be on a Friday night, in sharp contrast to even older teenagers. And since these Fridays also have the minor bonus of kids won't have not having classes the next day, so networks can comfortably potentially air premieres late into prime-time without worrying about sudden rating drops due to their target audience being shoved off to bed by parents. Because of all this, these networks don't have a "Friday Night Death Slot", Slot" per se. se, with every night of the week being good for premieres.[[note]]For example, the late 2010s shifted to a general trend of premiering animated content on Mondays or Thursdays and live-action content on Fridays or Saturdays.[[/note]] Instead, shows marked for death are shifted to air late at night (usually around 11pm or midnight) or early in the morning (between 5am and 7am) without any warning.



* As stated in the main article, Disney Channel's current Friday night programming has become a SpiritualSuccessor to ABC's ''[=TGIF=]'' lineup.
12th Mar '17 11:46:38 PM RacattackForce
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* Children's cable networks such as UsefulNotes/{{Nickelodeon}}, UsefulNotes/DisneyChannel, or UsefulNotes/CartoonNetwork have traditionally '''thrived''' on Friday nights. This is, of course, due to their target demographic of kids under the age of 14. This audience rarely has anywhere to be on a Friday night, in sharp contrast to even older teenagers. And since these kids won't have classes the next day, networks can comfortably air premieres late into prime-time without worrying about sudden rating drops due to their target audience being shoved off to bed by parents. Because of all this, these networks don't have a "Friday Night Death Slot", per se. Instead, shows marked for death are shifted to air late at night (usually around 11pm or midnight) or early in the morning (between 5am and 7am) without any warning.
** Disney Channel and UsefulNotes/DisneyXD use the late-night approach.
** Cartoon Network, sharing channel space with UsefulNotes/AdultSwim, does the early morning approach.
** Nickelodeon also does early morning, but is just as likely to completely shift a show to one of its secondary networks.
* As stated in the main article, Disney Channel's current Friday night programming has become a SpiritualSuccessor to ABC's ''[=TGIF=]'' lineup.



* Disney Channel's ''Series/ANTFarm'' has aired every new episode on a Friday including the pilot. As a result, it became popular and pulled in good enough ratings to be renewed.
** Friday night is actually a traditionally very strong night for Disney Channel and is in fact one of only three nights typically reserved for premieres (the other two rounding out the rest of the weekend). Many of Disney Channel's most classic series such as ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', ''{{Series/Jessie}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' have aired on Friday nights, as well as ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''. As mentioned in the main article, the Disney Channel Friday Nights block have pretty much become the SpiritualSuccessor to ABC's ''[=TGIF=]'' lineup.



* 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'', 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.
** The success of ''Cartoon Cartoon Fridays'' and ''Toonami'' was partially ''because'' of when they aired. Kids don't have school the next day, and in many cases, parents take their kids out to eat dinner at pizza restaurants and the like. And guess which channel many pizza chains show on their big screen televisions to keep the kiddies entertained?
** And in 2011, Cartoon Network started airing action-oriented programs like ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' on Friday night, receiving high ratings.
** 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/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', ''Anime/DotHackSign'', ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight'', ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''? All victims of this.
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