Some of NBC's Thursday night friends went AWOL last week as the premieres of new laffer "Joey" and, especially, returning reality skein "The Apprentice," produced less-than-scintillating ratings.
A trip to the ballpark, the boxing ring and even Oklahoma are in store for viewers of the six new Tuesday offerings this fall on the broadcast nets. But while this rare exhibition of network…
Maybe it's still too early for auds to get pumped up for fresh fall fare but most of the firstrun programs on the broadcast nets are drawing modest ratings.
Fox dubbed it "the reality series others didn't want you to see," but apparently viewers had little interest in tuning in to "The Next Great Champ" anyway.
Monday night is losing one of its top-drawer shows after this season, and there doesn't appear to be much in this fall's crop of rookies capable of taking its place.
NBC cop drama "Hawaii" didn't create a whole lot of waves with its bow Wednesday, settling for a decent ratings start on a night that Fox reality skein "Renovate My Family" opened to solid numbers.
The broadcast webs joined in the fun at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, but Fox News outdrew them all head-to-head.
NBC has successfully launched its expensive CGI-animated laffer "Father of the Pride," but now comes the bigger challenge for the net: Will viewers come roaring back next week?
NBC's big fat Greek adventure known as the Summer Olympics came to a successful conclusion Sunday, with the net again running circles around the competish for the week.
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