NBC’s comedy brand is such disarray right now that the only real shot it has at getting people to sample a new comedy is to debut it behind “The Voice.” So that’s what the network is doing for the next couple of weeks. Two episodes of “Superstore” air at 10 p.m. ET/PT Monday, and two of “Telenovela” will run at the same time on Dec. 7.

The problem is that neither show will be back on the air until Jan. 4, when they make their regular time-period debuts at 8 and 8:30 p.m. Mondays. But it’s arguably at least a little better than throwing them out there on their own from the get-go.

So, how will “Superstore’s” premiere fare Monday? It would probably be foolish to think it will score anything close to “Blindspot’s” premiere rating (3.1) in the same spot, given that “Blindspot” had a full summer’s worth of promotion. NBC would probably be thrilled with anything above a 1.8 or 2.0.

How do you think it will do? Vote in the poll below. Although two episodes are airing, the poll is just about the premiere; you can offer your opinion about how the second episode will do in the comments.


Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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