Bumped: Californication, The Office.
Another fastracked US series takes a hit. TEN squeezes NCIS into Sundays pushing David Duchovny and Steve Carell back.
Another fastracked US series has taken a hit, with Network TEN indicating it will push Californication back an hour beginning this Sunday.
Instead it will squeeze a repeat of NCIS into 9:40pm with a repeat of “Hometown Hero.”
Californication will start an hour later.
Sadly, this means The Office won’t start until 11:20pm either, which is very late for a school night. That’s likely to anger fans who have been waiting for months for the show to return. Some even suggested it would get better ratings at 7pm than Friends. But TEN treats the Steve Carell comedy as something of an acquired taste. Then again, Two and a Half Men was a flop for Nine until they just left it on over summer and it boomed.
As for the David Duchovny drama, it rated 543,000 viewers on Sunday, on track with its season premiere of 546,000. It did have a good lead in with ARIAs 1.13m.
‘Seriously,’ how many viewers does TEN expect to get at 9:30pm on a Sunday?
We watch with some scepticism to see if NCIS can travel past 750,000 -otherwise what’s the point of all the anguish it will cause?
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