VIDEO: Paul Reiser Takes Shots At NBC Following The Cancellation Of His Show

By | Tuesday April 26, 2011 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night, Paul Reiser had a few things to say about NBC following the swift cancellation of his new NBC series after two low-rated airings. He had been originally booked to promote the show before it was pulled on Friday afternoon. “NBC, … Read More »

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NBC Cancels ‘Paul Reiser’ After 2 Episodes; Time Slot Will Be Filled By ‘Office’ Repeats

UPDATED: Both episodes were low-rated. (The premiere ranked as NBC’s lowest-rated in-season comedy series premiere ever with a 1.1/3 in adults 18-49, and the show tumbled 18% to a 0.9/3 last night.) Even ads for The Paul Reiser Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Will Ferrell Lifts ‘The Office’, ‘Paul Reiser’ Bombs, ‘Nikita’ Rises

Nellie Andreeva

Will Ferrell’s debut on The Office (3.9/11 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers) last night gave a boost to the NBC comedy, which was up 15% from its most recent original March 24 in 18-49. The ratings gains carried over to Parks and Recreation (2.6/7, 5.2 million), up 8% for its best numbers in almost three months; 30 Rock (2.2/6), up 16%; and Outsourced (1.7/5), up 21% from last week, when it had a repeat as lead-in. But things were far less uplifting in the 8 PM hour. Community (1.4/5, 3.5 million) was down 22% in 18-49 from its last original March 24. Then there was the premiere of The Paul Reiser Show (1.1/3, 3.3 million) at 8:30 PM. It was down a whopping 48% from the January debut of Perfect Couples in the time slot to rank as NBC’s lowest-rated in-season comedy series premiere ever.

Fox’s American Idol (6.1/19, 21 million) matched its fast-national rating from last week (the reality juggernaut always goes up in the finals). At 9 PM, Bones (3.7/10, 11.9 million) was up 16% from last week to log its highest 18-49 rating in two months. It as also the second-most-watched program of the night behind Idol. Fox easily won the night in all measures. Read More »

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NBC Slots ‘Paul Reiser Show’ On Thursday

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has scheduled midseason comedy The Paul Reiser Show in the Thursday 8:30 PM slot. The single-camera comedy starring Reiser will premiere Thursday, April 14. It will replace another NBC midseason comedy series, Perfect Couples, which will have aired 11 … Read More »

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