Poor Sam Briggs (Kyle Bornheimer). He just can’t catch a break. He tries to make a good impression on the family of his fiancé, Melanie (Erinn Hayes), but everything seems to go wrong at every turn. Unfortunately, Sam’s TV show, Worst Week, isn’t having much better luck.
Worst Week was applauded by several critics but a large percentage of CBS’ Monday night audience doesn’t agree. Though the sitcom’s viewership looks pretty good on its own, the CBS execs aren’t too pleased. Worst Week consistently loses over a third of the audience of its lead-in, Two and a Half Men. The Charlie Sheen sitcom isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it is, by far, the most popular sitcom in primetime and the network doesn’t like to see a large percentage of its audience change the channel when Worst Week begins.
Is Worst Week worth saving? Do you want to see Sam’s misadventures continue? If so, you can do a couple things to help save it.
|•||Tell your friends and family members to tune in and watch, preferably via their TV sets. If that’s not possible, encourage them to watch online. Maybe one of them is secretly a “Nielsen family” or knows one.|
|•||Write to the network and let them know how you feel. Keep it civil. Everyone responds best to courtesy.|
|•||Sign the petition below and let the network execs know you’ve signed it. Spread the word and ask others to do the same.|
|If you like it, help poor Sam’s show out. Hasn’t he suffered enough?
To: CBS Paramount Network Television, Hat Trick Productions, and Universal Media Studios
We, the undersigned, have greatly enjoyed the new CBS TV show, Worst Week. We are upset that the series may be cancelled. We ask that you continue to produce and air the show so that it will have a chance at growing a larger audience — a win-win situation for devoted viewers and the network.
If necessary, we ask that you find a new timeslot or network for the show. There are over eight million viewers who await each new episode of Sam’s misadventures.
Thank you for your consideration.
Image courtesy CBS.