(From Marc Berman's Thursday, January 4th, 2007, Programming Insider blog at Mediaweek.com
ABC kicked-off its Wednesday 8-10 p.m. comedy block with the following disappointing results.
8:00 p.m. According To Jim (season premiere) - Viewers: 7.35 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#3)
8:30 p.m. According to Jim - Viewers: 7.20 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#3)
9:00 p.m. The Knights of Prosperity - Viewers: 7.18 million (#4), A18-49: 3.0/ 7 (#4)
9:30 p.m. In Case of Emergency - Viewers: 6.29 million (#4), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#4)
Since ABC aired The Rose Bowl on the year-ago evening, there is no valid basis for a year-to-year comparison. But considering that CBS was in repeats from 8:30 p.m. and beyond, these numbers are nothing to boast about. Although growth for The Knights of Prosperity out of According to Jim of 11 percent among adults 18-49 is worth positively noting, the novelty will quickly wear off now that Mick Jagger is no longer on the series. Trust me - you'll see. As for Jim Belushi and company: start packing!...