CBS Orders More of Carey's 'Power of 10'
August 21, 2007 8:03 AM
CBS took the unusual step today of announcing additional episodes and a second night for a show that’s losing viewers.
The 18-to-49 rating for the Drew Carey-hosted game show “Power of 10” has gone from a 2.7 premiere, to a 2.1, to a 2.0. So why is CBS ordering four more episodes and adding the show to Tuesday nights in addition to its regular Wednesday slot?
A CBS representative’s official answer is “because we like the show.” The representative also pointed out the most recent and lowest-rated episode was up against Fox’s popular “So You Think You Can Dance” finale, but it’s tough to argue there’s too much broadcast competition in mid August.
Maybe CBS ordered more “Power” because it will replace “NCIS” repeats, which have only averaged a 1.9. Maybe the network figures more exposure will help the show. Maybe CBS is trying to boost Carey’s game show presence before he takes over “Price Is Right.” Or, heck, maybe CBS really does like “Power of 10” and simply figured four more episodes isn’t going to hurt anybody.
(3:45 p.m. Trimmed third paragraph)