Can "Friday Night Lights" survive dwindling Friday night? No.
I guess there's some logic to putting the show on its namesake night, buuuuuuuuut, has any show of this nature ever made it on a night when people specifically don't want to watch tv?
It got off to an inauspicious beginning. Even originally, the famed "Sports Guy" with ESPN couldn't take it due to low ratings: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/061117
But then he came around in a BIG way, http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070919, to the point that he wrote an entire article in ESPN's magazine.
So the show can pull in even the most fickle sports and tv show enthusiast.
But since its on Friday nights? I TiVo it. So lost ratings.
I'll miss you Friday nights...