NBC announced some major fall schedule shakeups a few weeks ago but is now pumping the breaks on some of those changes.
Perhaps the biggest announcement was that This Is Us would move from Tuesdays to Thursdays, a more lucrative spot for the hit drama. With the brand trying to revive its “Must See TV” campaign, this seemed like a good move. However, now the network is changing its mind and keeping the show on Tuesday, for good reason.
Variety reports the explanations behind these changes. First of all, the schedule change might have been “disruptive” for fans that had grown accustomed to the Tuesday night slot. Additionally, executives were also apparently “deeply concerned” about the competition the show would face on Thursdays. With ABC’s “TGIT” campaign and the final season of Scandal airing, plus CBS’s Thursday Night Football, the show would face extreme fierce competitors.
Law & Order True Crime will also move from Thursdays to Tuesdays, following This Is Us. The Good Place and Great News will sandwich the Will & Grace revival, giving the comedies good chances at high viewership, Variety reports.
To be quite honest, we don’t really care what day This Is Us airs on. We just are excited for it to come back. But we understand from the network’s perspective that it’s all about ratings and viewership potential.
Check out the new-and-improved schedule below.
8 p.m. – The Voice
9 p.m. – This Is Us
10 p.m. – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
8 p.m. – Superstore
8:30 p.m. – The Good Place
9 p.m. – Will & Grace
9:30 p.m. – Great News
10 p.m. – Chicago Fire