Thursday, January 23, 2020

CBS HOPING TO REPLACE GOOD SHOWS WITH BETTER ONES

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When CBS unveils its programming lineup later this week, $#*! My Dad Says, The Defenders and Mad Love will not be on it. All three shows got decent ratings — but decent isn’t good enough for CBS, the highest-rated of all the broadcast networks. The cancellations were first disclosed by Broadcasting and Cable magazine. The […]

NBC’S LAW & ORDER FRANCHISE TAKES RATINGS HIT

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Now, even NBC’s only two scripted shows that have been producing decent ratings are sinking. Wednesday night’s Law and Order: SVU and Law and Order: Los Angeles fell to season lows, with the latter drawing 8 million viewers and the former, 7.7 million. Earlier, its drama Undercovers, which has perched on the brink of cancellation […]

CBS EXTENDS LIFE OF ALL ITS NEW SHOWS

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

New series introduced by its competitors this season may be struggling, but CBS’s are doing, well, just all right. Although none is a breakout hit, CBS indicated on Thursday that it’s going to give them a reasonable amount of time to prove themselves. It gave each of the five new shows a full-season order. The […]

SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA A BONA FIDE HIT ON WEDNESDAY

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Survivor: Nicaragua continued to shine in its new time period on Wednesdays. The long-running reality series captured 11.83 million viewers — a big jump from the numbers pulled in by the previous occupants of the 8:00 p.m. time period, The New Adventures of Old Christine (6.86 million) and Gary Unmarried (6.84 million). If was also […]

SURVIVOR BUILDS RATINGS ON WEDNESDAY

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Survivor not only survived the move to Wednesday nights this season but prospered. The reality show warhorse attracted 12.47 million viewers in its season debut (Survivor: Nicaragua), a 7 percent improvement over the 11.66 million it drew last year on Thursday night. It was also a 78-percent increase over the 7.01 million who watched […]

CBS MAKING BOLD PROGRAM CHANGES

May 19, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

CBS unveiled its fall schedule today (Wednesday), surprising advertisers with an aggressive overhaul that includes dumping several shows, adding four dramas and two sitcoms, and shuffling some shows to different nights, including its hit series The Big Bang Theory (the highest-rated scripted show last week among adults 18-49), which moves to Thursdays to anchor a […]