There’s some positive news for fans of CSI: Miami. The aging drama was moved to Sunday nights at 10pm this season, a challenging timeslot. It’s been performing decently but, because of football overruns, it sometimes doesn’t air until much later in the evening. Back in October, one episode didn’t start until 10:59pm and last Sunday’s installment started 26 minutes late. That kind of disruption doesn’t help ongoing viewership.
It would seem that the network still believes in the series though and is giving it a new timeslot, Sundays at 8pm. The Futon Critic reports that new episodes of CSI: Miami will air on January 2nd, 9th, 16th, and may continue past that. Reruns of Miami will fill the old 10pm timeslot. The Amazing Race is set to return on February 20th and will take back the 8pm timeslot at that time.
This added exposure will surely help Miami’s ratings which, even with the football overruns, aren’t horrible. It’s currently averaging a 2.6 in the 18-49 demographic with 10.45 million total viewers. It’s the 13th highest rated scripted program on the network, ranking between CSI and The Defenders.
What do you think? Is this a good move for CSI: Miami? Do you think it’ll be renewed for a 10th season or be cancelled?
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