NBC’s ‘Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris’ to Stay Behind ‘The Voice’ Next Week

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Terence Patrick for Variety

After generating improved ratings when slotted behind “The Voice” this week, NBC’s new variety show “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris” will get at least one more airing in the Tuesday-at-10 time period.

“Best Time Ever” bowed Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 when it followed “America’s Got Talent,” and then rose to a 2.1 this Tuesday to win its hour over CBS’ premiere of “Limitless” (1.9 in the demo) and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” special (1.4). NBC had planned for its new variety series to move to 8 p.m. starting Sept. 29, but that shift won’t happen now until at least Oct. 6.

Returning drama “Chicago Fire” will occupy the Tuesday-at-10 hour on NBC starting Oct. 13, so there’s a decent chance that NBC will opt to keep “Best Time Ever” at 10 p.m. on Oct. 6 as well.

“Best Time Ever” will be the only unscripted alternative on the broadcast networks at 10 p.m. next Tuesday, as ABC announced Thursday that its “Beyond the Tank,” originally slated to bow next week, will now bow on Oct. 6. A repeat of “Quantico” is taking its place.