A time slot can really make or break a show and there is plenty of evidence that certain time slots are TV show death sentences. Friday night is considered the graveyard slot – it’s where shows go to die, so if a good show is moved to Friday evenings, it probably doesn’t stand a chance. Here are 12 shows that were ruined by a really bad time slot:
12. Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time was the top-rated drama series when it first premiered and it became the number one non-sports program in the U.S. with viewers and young adults. For its first six seasons, the show aired on Sunday nights at 8 p.m., but for season seven, the show was moved to Fridays at 8 p.m. Ratings quickly began declining and the show was canceled before the seventh season finished airing. By the show’s finale, ratings had dropped 44% compared to the previous year, and the Friday night time slot bears some responsibility.