'Intelligence' Producer on Show's Ratings Plunge: 'That Sucked' THR
After his show plummeted in the ratings earlier this week, "Intelligence" executive producer Michael Seitzman said today during CBS's TCA presentation: "That sucked -- there's no other way to put it," The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports.
THR notes: "The rookie spy drama, starring Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger, premiered to a big 16.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating on Jan. 7 following 'NCIS.' But days later, when 'Intelligence' launched in its regular Monday time slot Jan. 13, the series nabbed just 6.2 million viewers and sank 50 percent to a 1.2 rating."
"From Seitzman's perspective, he doesn't see airing opposite NBC's 'The Blacklist' and ABC's 'Castle' in the Monday 10 p.m. period as competition," the report adds. "Instead, he diplomatically stated that they're 'friends.'"
The show's initial 13-episode order is in the can, but the show's future remains in question, the piece notes.
Said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler: "We're going to watch very closely. We think the show -- looking ahead creatively -- is great. Certainly, that time period is a tougher time period right now, but we want to see what the lift is. We want to see what the delayed viewing numbers are. We want to see what the L7 numbers are. We're waiting a moment to see how many other people watch the show. We're going to wait and see."