Will 'Whitney' Improve NBC's Wednesday Ratings? - Poll

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November 14th, 2012

Wednesday has been full of woe for NBC this season. After scheduling one of the season's biggest bombs, the canceled Animal Practice, in the 8PM slot, the network is now trying to improve its ratings with tonight's return of Whitney. Last season, the series debuted to a strong 3.2 adults 18-49 rating in the Thursday at 9:30PM timeslot but quickly declined. Midseason, it moved to Wednesday at 8PM. Its first season finale, which aired on March 28, 2012, scored a 1.6. How do you think it will fare in season 2? Make your predictions and discuss your reasoning in the comments.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I’m thinking a 1.7 or a 1.8. It’ll do better than Animal Practice, that’s for sure. So I guess technically it IS an improvement for NBC’s Wednesdays.

  • senor chang

    Whitney: 1.8
    GWK: 1.6
    SVU: 1.8
    CF: 1.8

  • Jon

    I have a weird feeling this won’t suffer the drop-off other comedies did this season.

  • DW

    wednesday is a death slot for NBC as the others do really well on that night. it been like that for years now. so no it wont do well. i’m going 1.6.

  • senor chang

    Same here. People underestimated it in January and it surprised…at least until Idol premiered. But that won’t be the case tonight.

  • Oliver

    It should do okay given the aggressive promotion by NBC and the relatively uncompetitive timeslot. Its mid-season premiere on Wednesday last season did okay after an equally aggressive promotion campaign.

    I’m still a seller on Guys With Kids. There’s no getting away from it getting 1.4 in October, and Whitney doesn’t get good enough ratings to prop its ratings up.

  • Acup

    I don’t watch television shows with women in it who could barely fill an a cup bra.

  • Baqinardo

    All NBC line up will get 1.8. Maybe lower for Guys with kids.
    Or 2.0 for Whitney and 1.6 for GWK. So, that’s still 1.8 avrg.

  • Chris

    If NBC can’t do better than Whitney, it should just air a test pattern. :)

  • senor chang

    Good thing not all viewers are like you.

  • rob60990

    1.7 for Whitney. I hope Chicago Fire can hold some of that gain from last week.

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  • jimbo

    I don’t care for Whitney. But I hope it could boost GWK. I love GWK!!;

  • Mi

    1.4-1.5 imo

  • POIFanatic

    @Jon: I know that feeling bro. And it sucks! just wish Community does better than Whitney or GWK upon its return.

  • omabin

    1.6/1.7 would be my guess, but i could be overly optimistic

  • Jared

    Whitney might improve the 8pm timeslot but not by much.

  • Obveeus

    WHITNEY is the best sitcom NBC offers.
    The main obstacle to ongoing good ratings for WHITNEY is that THE MIDDLE has really found an audience.

  • Dan S

    Why oh why did NBC renew this dreck ? I’m saying 1.4, I just can’t see it doing any better than AP did at 8pm. It’s going against some established shows X Factor, The Middle & Survivor. It even could lose to Arrow on the lowly rated CW network. Bring back the stupid monkey, at least he’s funny,

  • s0303

    1.8-1.9…though it will probably fall next week to 1.5…

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