Friday, March 10, 2006

NBC Puts 'Joey' on Bench After One Week; TV One's Music Marathon Featuring Sitcoms

NBC has put sitcom Joey on the bench after just one week in its new timeslot of Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., which it was fifth place among adults 18-49 with only a 1.5 rating for the hour, behind even Univision. The WB and UPN aired repeats of Gilmore Girls and America's Top Model, or it would have even been worse for the doomed Joey. The 8 p.m. all-new episode only scored 4.09 million viewers, followed by a repeat episode at an even worse 3.76 million. NBC will now air Most Outrageous Moments in the 8 p.m. hour effective immediately. We might have seen the last of Joey, unless NBC plans to burn off the unaired episodes in the summer, possibly on a Saturday night. But don't count on it returning next fall at all. 99.9% chance I'd say it is done.
NBC also had trouble on Wednesday night with The Biggest Loser at 8 p.m. It too was walloped by American Idol, and scored only 4.6 million viewers and just a 1.5 adult 18-49 rating. We will have more on the ratings in our weekly report on Sunday, so don't forget to come on back!

TV One is having a marathon of its sitcoms tomorrow (Saturday, March 11) from 12 noon to 10 p.m. with an shortened encore from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. It seems to be a music-themed marathon. Here is the line-up, featuring sitcoms 227, Amen, Roc, Good Times, Martin & In the House:

12:00pm 227 Episode 210, Temptations
12:30pm Amen Episode 8822, The First Community Talent Show
1:00pm Martin Episode 125, Variety Show
1:30pm Good Times Episode 324, The Rent Party
2:00pm 227 Episode 304, The Sing Off
2:30pm Amen Episode 8915, The Talent Show
3:00pm Martin Episode 318, All the Players Came
3:30pm Good Times Episode 411, The Judy Cohen Story
4:00pm Roc Episode 124
4:30pm 227 Episode 310, They're Playing Our Song
5:00pm Amen Episode 9508, Gospel Truth
5:30pm Good Times Episode 524, That's Entertainment, Evans Style
6:00pm Roc Episode 318, The Concert
6:30pm 227 Episode 319, Blues
7:00pm Amen Episode 9513, Ernie And The Sublimes
7:30pm In the House Episode 409, Tonia's Big Break
8:00pm Martin Episode 403, Blow, Baby, Blow
8:30pm Roc Episode 219
9:00pm 227 Episode 323, The Big Deal
9:30pm Martin Episode 424, Martin, I Want to Sing

12:00am Good Times Episode 324, The Rent Party
12:30am 227 Episode 310, They're Playing Our Song
1:00am Amen Episode 8822, The First Community Talent Show
1:30am Martin Episode 318, All the Players Came
2:00am Roc Episode 318, The Concert
2:30am Good Times Episode 524, That's Entertainment, Evans Style
3:00am Amen Episode 9513, Ernie And The Sublimes
3:30am In the House Episode 409, Tonia's Big Break
4:00am Martin Episode 403, Blow, Baby, Blow
4:30am Roc Episode 219
5:00am 227 Episode 323, The Big Deal
5:30am Martin Episode 424, Martin, I Want to Sing

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