Will CBS's Monday Schedule Shuffle Help '2 Broke Girls' and 'Mom'? (Poll)

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October 14th, 2013


CBS has shuffled its Monday night line-up. We Are Men was canceled after just two airings. Now 2 Broke Girls is replacing it at 8:30, moving from its 9PM anchor spot. Once one of the brightest spots in CBS's line-up, the show has struggled this season. Last week it earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, though that number built substantially from We Are Men's 1.8. Will following the still strong How I Met Your Mother help? For the next two weeks, Mom will follow repeats of CBS's highest rated program, The Big Bang Theory. CBS clearly had big expectations for the comedy, which was created by TBBT showrunner Chuck Lorre and stars A-listers Anna Farris and Allison Janney,  Will a new lead-in improve its numbers? Last week it garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Make your predictions, then discuss your reasoning in the comments.




  • TimsDale4ever

    2BG: I’m actually EMBARRASSED to admit that I’ve sampled this (idiotic) show on more than one occasion — completely mindless crap! — and that’s putting in mildly.

  • Seth

    I wouldn’t necessarily say Anna Farris and Allison Janney are “A-listers”. Sure they have some name recognition, but if people find the show is lousy they won’t just tune in because the girl from Scary Movie 2 is there. The most recent thing I can think of with Janney is her playing the freaky mom on the island on Lost.

    That being said, The Big Bang Theory repeats WILL lift the night in the near-term future and I see both shows rising to 2.6-2.8 levels.

  • Ram510

    I don’t think the shuffle will help either show much. I think people are figuring out that both shows aren’t that great. Maybe a 2.4 for 2BG and a 2.0 for Mom

  • Paulo PT

    I don’t believe in a huge improvement, if this two comedies doesn’t dip even further it will be a victory for CBS.

    My Guess
    2BG 2.4
    Mom 2.2

  • Matt

    Love HIMYM, 2BG and Mom so hoping all the best. Here is my prediction for CBS tonight..

    HIMYM- 3.0
    2BG- 2.5
    BBT- 2.9
    Mom- 2.4
    Hostages- 1.3

  • Jon

    Nothing will help mom at this point. It isn’t a very good show. While it may finish its initial run. It will be gone in may.

  • Hubert R

    last year, TBBT was always able to bring new viewers to the whole night, which means a bigger HIMYM to begin with. Not going against SH, 2BG should do well.

    However – the last time Big Bang aired on Monday in may:

    HIMYM 3.4
    TBBT (R) 2.2

  • buttondiet

    CBS used TBBT repeats to boost 2 Broke Girls during November sweeps last season and it worked, so I hope the same happens for Mom, I don’t want that show cancelled! 2BG is fine whatever happens, since it’s already renewed for a 4th season for syndication.

  • Krystaaal

    @ Seth – the girl from Scary Movie 2? Unless you’ve been in a coma since 2001, that was really dumb.

  • Gemmy

    “Mom” is just not a good show.

  • gerry

    i hope this helps both shows, since moms is quickly becoming one of my favorite comedies of the new season.

    2.5 2bg
    2.3 moms

  • AnthonyMule

    i could never figure out the appeal of 2 broke girls the jokes are lame and predictable, I think people are tuning in to see if the girls ever make out

  • jenna

    I actually like Mom, but I never watch it live usually On Demand because I watch The Voice live and my DVR is usually pretty filled on Mondays. It’s leaps and bounds better than Two and a Half Men, which I just can’t stand. I think it’s cause Faris is so darn likable and the boyfriend of the daughter is pretty funny. I get Van from Reba vibes from him sometimes

  • Candy Clouds

    I would say it depends on how many people watch HIMYM tonight. Judging by the previews, it looks like it’s going to be a filler episode that adds nothing to the plot.

  • jenna

    I’m a huge fan of HIMYM but quite honestly besides the reveal of the mom there’s not much to it, I wish we would have been able to see them plan the wedding and then have the finale be the wedding.. I’m sad to see them go but it’s time.

  • Chicago_animal

    If it’s new episodes of TBBT, then why? I don’t get the high ratings it’s getting now compared to a few seasons ago when it was funny. It really has jumped the shark!

  • Ron

    Someone mentioned that Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings need a better supporting cast. The cook and the upstairs neighbor both need to go, quickly!!

  • boogke

    Hoodoo. ….Sophies the best!

  • Tony JJ

    Sophie is hilarious in 2 broke girls. I’m hoping for a rise in both shows tonight. If it helps hostages that’d be awesome but that’s pretty much secured one season and done.

    HIMYM 3.2
    2 Broke Girls 2.8
    TBBT (R) 3.0
    Mom 2.7
    Hostages 1.3

  • ToXiX

    I’ll go ahead and predict.

    HIMYM – 3.1
    2 Broke Girls – 2.6
    Big Bang Theory – 2.8
    Mom – 2.5
    Hostages – 1.1

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