|The Office Lead-in In Recent Weeks||Recent NBC Drama Premieres|
|2.2 (Thursday 1/10/13) |
2.1 (Thursday 1/17/13)
2.0 (Thursday 1/24/13)
|1.6 (The Playboy Club, 9/19/11, out of 1.9 The Sing-Off) |
1.8 (Prime Suspect, 9/22/11, 3.3 Whitney)
2.1 (Grimm, 10/28/11, 1.1 Chuck)
1.4 (The Firm, 1/8/12, 1.7 Dateline)
3.8 (Smash, 2/6/12, 7.7 The Voice)
2.0 (Awake, 3/1/12, 1.7 Up All Night)
4.1 (Revolution, 9/17/12, 5.1 The Voice)
1.9 (Chicago Fire, 10/10/12, 1.9 SVU)
2.0 (Deception, 1/7/13, 2.6 Biggest Loser)
Back when we thought 1600 Penn would be the Do No Harm lead-in on premiere night, I felt confident Do No Harm was headed for sub-The Mob Doctor premiere numbers. It could still happen. But replacing Penn with a second original The Office should give the show a reasonable lead-in, and that should be worth a little bit of a boost. Dramas usually haven't premiered that well out of the comedy block, and the promos and reception for this show have been pretty laughable. Starting as well as last year's Awake would be a win, and I'm not seeing a win.
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