Time: Wednesday, February 25 at 8:30pm
Genre: Family Single-Camera Sitcom
Duration: 30 minutes (including commercials)
Theme: Barry takes a day off Ferris Bueller-style; Charlie Sheen appears.
Lead-in: The Middle
Lead-out: Modern Family
Broadcast Competition: American Idol, The Mysteries of Laura, Arrow, Survivor (CYCLE PREMIERE)
Pros: Ferris Bueller is a classic comedy movie, and Charlie Sheen’s return to broadcast television has been long awaited for his fans. Additionally, The Goldbergs is a now-established show with a steady fan base. There is no other comedy competition.
Cons: Not everyone likes Charlie Sheen, or Ferris Bueller. Survivor provides much more competition than The Mentalist did.
PREDICTION for The Goldbergs: 2.6
ACTUAL RATING: 2.5