Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Question, Sunday 6/29/14: Is CBS Reckless To Try Another Drama Here?


Tonight, CBS unspools the first of its two new dramas this summer. Unlike upcoming Extant, the legal drama Reckless wasn't originally planned for summer. Despite one of its worst new drama classes, CBS couldn't find a place for this show in the regular season, and that's probably not a good sign. And while lead-in Big Brother has a nice 18-49 audience, it's also wildly incompatible with the CBS drama stable, as seen in Unforgettable's rather low-rated turn in this slot last year. Unforgettable premiered at a 1.3 in July 2013.

CBS is trying to appeal to the Big Brother contingent by playing up the steamy factor in promos, but that probably won't be enough to make it a much better option than Unforgettable. However, since this is a series premiere and not a known old-skewing quantity like Unforgettable, I don't think it'll do much worse, either... at least for now.

Over/Under: 1.25.

17 comments:

Spot said...

I'll take a stab at over, 1.3 doesn't sound like too much of a push

Spot said...

I'll go Over at 1.3.

Spot said...

It feels like an under to me.

Spot said...

Under with 1.0.

Spot said...

UNDER

Spot said...

Under.
I'll trust CBS brass to know their inventory. As Spot said, they had every chance to air this in season. Yet they didn't.

Spot said...

Over at 1.3.

Spot said...

Under (1.2)

Spot said...

Under.

Spot said...

When CBS goes off-brand with its dramas, they typically bomb: Jericho, Swingtown, Cane, Threshold, Moonlight, etc. They stand a better chance if there's a high-profile pedigree (Under the Dome, The Good Wife). Reckless definitely lacks that.

Under.

Spot said...

Under

Spot said...

Under. Based on the fact I didn't realise anything was premiering tonight.

Spot said...

Very slightly over

Spot said...

Over, only because the line is so low.

Spot said...

Under. How bad has this got to be to not have been used in the Monday 10pm slot in spring?!?

Spot said...

Under

Spot said...

...and then people complain about CBS standing for the Crime Broadcasting System, which is hilarious to me.

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