As solid as most of CBS’ schedule looks, the network has been having trouble with their Sunday night schedule.
Both Three Rivers and Cold Case have been under-performing and are expected to be cancelled. Three Rivers hasn’t been given a full season order and it looks like it will end after 13 episodes in January. Cold Case has a full season order of 22 episodes but it’s not likely to be renewed for an eighth season next May.
CBS decided to try an experiment this week and switched the shows’ timeslots. The result? Well, Three Rivers didn’t benefit by the experiment but Cold Case did.
Sunday night, Three Rivers brought in just a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.888 million viewers. That’s down from last week and essentially par for the course.
One hour earlier however, Cold Case drew a 2.1 rating and 9.547 million total viewers. That’s an increase of 23% in the demo from one week earlier. It’s also the second-highest rating of the season in the demo and in total viewers.
Unfortunately for Cold Case fans, the numbers are still low and unlikely to change the show’s cancellation fate. On the positive side, it’s expected that CBS will air all of this season’s episodes.
What do you think? Does the increase in Cold Case’s numbers give you some hope for an eighth season or are you okay with it being cancelled?
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