It looks like the scheduling moves paid off for NBC. Finally. Who would've guessed that your ratings would benefit from putting your four best comedies all in a row? What a crazy plan. 30 Rock
both received a large bump in ratings in their first night as the second hour of NBC's Thursday night comedy block.
increased almost 25% over it's average season ratings. This can be fully attributed to the change in scheduling, 30 Rock
now following The Office
instead of 20 Good Years
also increased about 25% on its average ratings from last season. This may be a bit of a misnomer, given that Thursday's episode was its season premiere (and, as we all know, season premieres receive higher ratings).
TV.com has the specific numbers.
dominated its Thursday 9PM time slot, receiving a 9.6/23 share (if you don't know what this means, you're not alone). The interesting thing here is that Grey's
only had a CSI
rerun as competition. I was under the impression that the audiences for CSI
and Grey's Anatomy
were so wildly different that showing a rerun of one of them wouldn't significantly effect the ratings of the other. It looks like I was wrong.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer