Monday, November 21, 2016

Why Prime Programs Aren't Being Cancelled Anymore

"Take for example "Timeless," which is averaging an underwhelming 1.4 live-same-day rating in NBC's plum Monday 10 p.m. slot. That's not meeting NBC's early expectations, but the lift "Timeless" gets in C7 puts its season average among adults 18 to 49 north of the 2.0 mark, and well out of harm's way.

Indeed, with three weeks of currency data in hand, NBC on Nov. 1 gave "Timeless" a vote of confidence, ordering an additional three episodes. The TV adaptation of the Liam Neeson film series "Taken" is scheduled to move into the slot on Feb. 27."

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