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NBC Pulls ‘Joey’

Mar 10, 2006  •  Post A Comment

After “Joey’s” underwhelming performance this week, NBC is pulling the “Friends” spinoff after only one airing in its new Tuesday 8 p.m. (ET) time slot.

For March 14 and March 21 NBC will run an episode of the reality series “Outrageous Television Moments” at 8 p.m. (ET), which is moving from Fridays to make room for the game show “Deal or No Deal.” NBC has not scheduled a return date for “Joey.”

On March 7 “Joey” scored a 1.4 rating in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, a number that includes live-plus-same-day viewing, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was “Joey’s” lowest rating ever, including repeats. “Joey” was down 56 percent from NBC’s season average of 3.2 in the Tuesday time period and down 52 percent from its own Thursday night average for the season (2.9).