NBC Tweaks Schedule, Relegates Struggling Show to the Wasteland of Saturday Night

Feb 3, 2012  •  Post A Comment

NBC is moving a ratings-challenged show from its prime real estate on the schedule to a low-rent neighborhood. Deadline.com reports that the legal drama “The Firm” is shifting, effective immediately, from its Thursday night 10 p.m. slot to Saturdays at 9 p.m.

The network has a 22-episode order for the adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, but the ratings — including a series low 0.8 last night in the 18-49 demographic — have been weak.

Taking over the Thursday 10 p.m. time slot as of March 1 will be the midseason drama "Awake," starring Jason Isaacs. In the meantime, reruns of "Grimm" will run in the slot.

6 Comments

  1. It;s NBC its going to fail no matter what!! but said it befor they will never learn!!

  2. I’ve been watching this show. I like the cast (not so much the wife), like the stories, the flashback/flashforward telling, but yet, I have mixed feelings about it. I like the show, but there’s something about it that makes me not want to watch it, and I just can’t put my finger on it.

  3. Typical NBC logic. Take a show, for which you have already committed mega bucks (22 episodes), and dump it to Sat night where it will be sure to fail. Don’t try to promote it. Don’t give it time to grow an audience. Just throw it in the Saturday night dumpster after 4 episodes. Intelligent, logical, forward thinking NBC.

  4. Bring back PRIME SUSPECT!

  5. The show came in EIGHTH place on January 19th. Nuff said.

  6. PRIME SUSPECT… um… really…?!

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