OK,  I totally didn’t see that coming.    CBS timed the release of what would air after the Super Bowl with the Survivor finale tonight and the winner is…a show that nobody predicted – reality show Undercover Boss.    Nope, not the Mentalist or NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Big Bang Theory or How I Met Your Mother.  Or Survivor.

Additionally, after its premiere following the Super Bowl, Undercover Boss will move to Sundays at 9pm with Cold Case moving back to 10pm.

CBS seemed to feel that a bigger percentage of the Super Bowl audience could enjoy Undercover Boss than some of its other options.  But it is still a surprise.

Here’s the synopsis of  Undercover Boss via CBS:

UNDERCOVER BOSS is a new reality series that follows high level corporate executives as they slip anonymously into the lowest level jobs within their companies. Once undercover, they’ll get their hands dirty with the rank and file, find out what their employees REALLY think of them and discover how smoothly their companies are REALLY run. In the process, these senior executives learn about themselves, the perception of their company and the spirit of their work force.

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Update: See the ratings of other “after the Super Bowl” shows and guess what Undercover Boss will do here.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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