‘Joey’ Gets Full Season Order

Oct 1, 2004  •  Post A Comment

NBC is giving “Friends” spinoff “Joey” a full season order. The Warner Bros.-produced show is the first new sitcom of the season to get a back nine, and the second new show to receive a pickup.

“Joey” airs in the old “Friends” Thursday 8 p.m. (ET) time slot, where it competes against CBS’s “Survivor.” For the past two weeks, the castaway reality show has beat “Joey” in total viewers and the adults 18 to 49 demographic.

For the week ended Sept. 26, “Joey” was tied for 12th place in the adults 18 to 49 demo with a 6.4 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. “Joey” was the second-highest-rated comedy of the week, after “Will & Grace’s” eighth-place place finish of 7.1.

On Sept. 29 The WB announced the Warner Bros. Television drama “Jack & Bobby” would get a full 22-episode order, making the new show the first to receive a pickup for the 2004-05 season.