'Rock Center with Brian Williams ' Pulled from NBC Schedule for SVU Repeats for Rest of May Sweeps

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May 10th, 2012

 

According to NBC's scheduling updates press release, Rock Center has been pulled from their broadcast schedule for the rest of the May sweeps period. Filling the vacant timeslot? Old SVU re-runs!

via press release:

UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Wednesday May 16, 2012 - Wednesday May 23, 2012
UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Wednesday May 16, 2012 - Wednesday May 23, 2012 

"LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit"(X)

 

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05/16/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) :

 

"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"

(X) "FINALS REGION 1"

05/21/2012 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : ‘AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR’ PREMIERES ON NBC WITH SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS FROM VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – MATT ISEMAN AND JONNY MOSELEY HOST – ANGELA SUN REPORTS FROM THE SIDELINES

Comedian Matt Iseman and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley host the heart-racing obstacle course competition series "American Ninja Warrior," premiering on NBC Monday, May 21. The top 30 finishers from the southwest region preliminary round (which airs on G4) will take on an even more challenging course and compete for the chance to move into the national finals, which will take place in Las Vegas, NV. Competitors range from trained athletes to everyday Americans including schoolteachers, police officers, moms and even granddads, who must all tackle the arduous obstacle course in their quest for the $500,000 cash prize and a chance to win the coveted title of the first ever "American Ninja Warrior." Angela Sun ("Yahoo! Sports Minute") reports from the sidelines.

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05/23/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) :

 

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  • were123

    Took much longer than expected

  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    So basically canceled?

  • forg

    I thought they will just let this one air until the season ends

  • Max

    When will they pull Harry’s Law from the schedule. Who knows how many episodes they have left to air to even one more is too much.

  • TV Gord

    It’s too bad, because it’s an outstanding show. People have been slamming it without actually watching it.

    I think NBC will stick with it, though. It’s not uncommon to dump a news show during sweeps.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    if Rock Center were a scripted show it would certainly mean “canceled” but with a news show, I wouldn’t write it off just yet.

  • kyle

    nothing against Williams but Thank god this took longer then it should have

  • John A

    Finally. What took so long?

  • Justin121 what gives?

    Hasn’t it been airing since November Sweeps?

  • Jadine

    Was not a bad show at all.. just not the right timing for it..

  • Michael

    Why didn’t NBC yank Awake? It’s doing just as poorly.

  • Greg

    It took so long that they might as well have stuck with it.

  • SarahL

    I can’t imagine SVU doing worse. If NBC is going to stick with Rock Center, it is going to have to rethink where it should be on the schedule.

  • Ken

    Love the show but NBC should have considered this when SVU started Hitting series lows.

  • The Mike Factor

    Rock Center was a very interesting news program. They talked about things I actually cared about, however its two time slots were poor. Friday, Saturday, or Sunday I think is best for this one.

  • The Mike Factor

    Some good news for NBC unscripted, Fashion Star has been renewed! I never watched it, but good for NBC.

  • Dana

    Didn’t NBC learn from the “Jay Leno” show mistake?? I guess not with this trainwreck.

  • JeffT

    Another news reader bites the dust. Adios.

  • JohnnyRico

    Really this show should only be used as a part time summer filler or occasional non sweeps filler when they can pull in someone hot from the headlines.

  • Badlands

    It was obvious this was coming, but it’s really too bad because it is (was?) a very good show. The show last week on the Bin Laden raid should win an Emmy.

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