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Tag Archives: Ready to Rumble: Fall TV’s 6 Toughest Time Slot Battles

This Is Us’ goes up against the final season of ‘Scandal’ and more noteworthy match-ups.

Thanks to DVR, VOD and streaming sites, time slots don’t wield nearly the same power they once did. But for all the increasing chatter that a show’s time period has no impact whatsoever, scheduling clearly remains a top priority for the broadcast networks. Look no further than NBC’s decision to move family drama This Is Us — the network’s biggest hit in a decade — from its cushy post-Voice cocoon on Tuesdays to Thursdays at 9 p.m.

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The Hollywood Reporter