Fans of Spike TV’s “The Joe Schmo Show” can get their fix a day ahead of schedule.
After two weeks of dismal ratings for the sophomore season of the network’s reality parody — the NBA Finals crushed the premiere — execs convened to devise a solution.
Without a lot of fanfare, the cabler quietly shifted new episodes of “Joe Schmo 2” from Tuesdays at 10 to Mondays at 11 p.m., putting the skein directly after WWE Raw wrestling — the net’s highest-rated franchise.
The gamble paid off: Ratings rocketed for the third episode, which aired June 28. Seg attracted 1.2 million viewers, nearly tripling the average for the first two segments.
Series will continue to premiere new episodes Mondays with repeat telecasts on Tuesdays.
Meanwhile, TBS’ “Outback Jack” perked up in its second outing, adding almost 300,000 viewers for a total of 2.4 million. And Bravo’s salon-set reality series “Blow Out” is beginning to show signs of life, drawing a series-high audience of 855,000 in its fourth episode.