Tater on TV: A Look at the Full Fall 2022 Schedule

Now that all of the network schedules are out and graduation is over it is time to take a look at the complete schedule(minus FOX). I know most people don’t watch live anymore, but the live ratings still matter when it comes to advertising and renewal.

Sunday

7pm – America’s Funniest Home Videos, 60 Minutes

8pm – Celebrity Jeopardy, The Equalizer, Sunday Night Football, Family Law

9pm – Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, East New York, Coroner

10pm – The Rookie, NCIS: Los Angeles

There’s a chance football and Celebrity Jeopardy are the only shows I will watch on Sunday. I will give East New York a try, but I’m not hopeful. I assume Jeopardy will be dumbed down for the celebrities so I can watch and feel smart.

Monday

8pm – Bachelor in Paradise, The Neighborhood, The Voice, All American

8:30pm – Bob Hearts Abishola

9pm – NCIS, All American Homecoming

10pm – The Good Doctor, NCIS: Hawaii, Quantum Leap

I like Quantum Leap’s chances here. It has the name to draw in an audience, a lead-in from The Voice, and two shows that shouldn’t be extremely tough competition. It just has to be good. Everything else is in the same spot as before. I can see all of these shows being renewed.

Tuesday

8pm – Bachelor in Paradise, FBI, The Voice, The Winchesters

9pm – FBI: International, La Brea, Professionals

10pm – The Rookie: Feds, FBI: Most Wanted, New Amsterdam

The Winchesters will have the Supernatural fanbase to give it the ratings it needs to survive. The FBI’s will be fine. La Brea gets a bigger season. That could be good or bad. The final season of New Amsterdam. I hope they get it back on track.

Wednesday

8pm – The Conners, Survivor, Chicago Med, Stargirl

8:30pm – The Goldbergs

9pm – Abbott Elementary, The Amazing Race, Chicago Fire, Kung Fu

9:30pm – Home Economics

10pm – Big Sky, The Real Love Boat, Chicago PD

I like the all reality CBS. It’s good to have Survivor and Amazing Race together on the same night. I’m hoping the Abbott lead-in gives Home Economics the ratings it needs to stay off the bubble this year. Stargirl moving from summer will likely hurt its ratings.

Thursday

8pm – Station 19, Young Sheldon, Law & Order, Walker

8:30pm – Ghosts

9pm – Grey’s Anatomy, So Help Me Todd, Law & Order SVU, Walker Independence

10pm – Alaska, CSI: Vegas, Law & Order: Organized Crime

I don’t like Todd’s chances against Grey’s and SVU. The Walker spinoff might be different enough to be OK there. Alaska has a Grey’s lead-in but is against a CSI and a Law & Order. That’s tough. I thought this might be the last season for Grey’s but I see they are now talking about it continuing without Ellen Pompeo.

Friday

8pm – Shark Tank, SWAT, College Bowl(until November and then Lopez vs Lopez), Penn & Teller: Fool Us

8:30pm – Young Rock(after College Bowl is over)

9pm – 20/20, Fire Country, Dateline, Whose Line is it Anyway(two episodes)

10pm – Blue Bloods

It seems odd that NBC would move Young Rock to the same time that FOX normally airs WWE wrestling. Seems like they might have the same audience. Fire Country should be OK sandwiched between SWAT and Blue Bloods. SWAT should do better here than it did on Sunday nights.

I won’t bother with Saturday since it is all repeats and football.

I think Fire Country, Quantum Leap, The Winchesters, The Rookie: Feds, and East New York are positioned best for success among the new shows. So Help Me Todd and Alaska could be in trouble.


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