I made my calendar last night to make sure that I caught hold of all the TV shows that I’m going to try watching this season. There are fourteen shows that I will be watching this fall season.

I discovered something interesting. Of the fifteen shows that I will be watching this fall season, half (seven) come on Monday nights*, almost a third (four) come on Thursday nights**, and the remainder (three) come on the other five days of the week***.

Thursday nights are historically a good night for television, but Monday? Is that a historically popular night for television? I have difficulty thinking of historically popular shows that come on that night. Maybe it’s a product of Monday Night Football going over to ESPN?

* – TheBig Bang Theory, Boston Legal****, Chuck, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and Worst Week
** – Eleventh Hour, Life on Mars, My Name Is Earl*****, and The Office
*** – Dirty Sexy Money, Fringe, Life
**** – I swore up and down at the end of last season that I was finished with this show, but given how the upcoming season is the last one and I’ve already invested a whopping 12 seasons into The Practice and Boston Legal, it’s tough to quit this close to the end
***** – It’s on probation. If it hasn’t improved by the end of Fall, I’ll probably move on


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2 Responses to Monday Night Television

  1. Becky says:

    I watch way too much TV, but that’s the beauty of the DVR. Thursday night is our busiest one with both DVRs recording shows on all networks for two hours. Monday is probably second for me. I think you’re the only other person I know that watches Life — we really liked it last season (I also really like the actor in it).

  2. trumwill says:

    Clancy and I have been watching Life this past couple weeks, actually. I watched the original run last year and now we’re watching it together so that we can watch the new season together.

    I’ve actually been contemplating a post on the show.

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