‘Idol’ is moving from its usual perch of Tuesdays and Wednesdays to the more competitive Wednesday/Thursday combo.
The launch date: January 19. (Fox must have told Nigel something different because he said to TV Guide it would start January 12.). That seems a little later than normal, which may mean “Idol” will cut a week out of its schedule. (Then again, I’d need to study the calendar to make sure that’s true.)
The “Idol” Wednesday show will air 8 to 10 p.m. The Thursday show will air 8 to 9 p.m. The strong performance of “Glee” this fall on Tuesdays may have also played into Fox’s thinking.
Preston Beckman, Fox VP for strategic planning, told the LA Times that CBS moving “Survivor” to Wednesdays opened up Thursdays for “Idol.”
“Here’s the opportunity we’ve been waiting for,” Beckman said. “Thursday just isn’t what it used to be … there are still some of the strongest shows on TV, but none of them are in growth mode.”
What do you think? For me, it doesn’t matter much at all.