Numbers Game

The number of new network series 19 dramas, 10 comedies, two reality shows



The number of new network shows last year 17 dramas, 12 comedies, six reality shows



The number of years since the networks had this few new comedies.



The number of science-fiction dramas debuting this fall, the most ever in this genre. Fathom (NBC), Invasion (ABC), The Night Stalker (ABC), Threshold (CBS), Supernatural (WB) and Ghost Whisperer (CBS).



The number of remakes on the fall schedule. The Night Stalker is a remake of the cult 1974-75 ABC classic.



The percentage of shows on CBS’ schedule (including the Crimetime Saturday repeat rotations) containing crime-related themes.



The number of scripted dramas in the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour. Lost (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS), E-Ring (NBC), Head Cases (Fox), Veronica Mars (UPN), Related (WB). This has never happened before.



The number of networks offering new reality series: NBC.



The number of new shows Fox will have on its schedule in the fall, the most of any network.



The number of new shows UPN will have on its schedule in the fall, the least of any network.



The number of nights that have the most new series. Wednesday and Friday each has seven new shows.



The number of hours on NBC’s lineup that have original scripted programming.



The year in which NBC last opened Monday night in the fall with a scripted science-fiction drama. The show was The Invisible Man. This year it will be Fathom.