1:32 pm - 11/16/2012

CBS Cancels Partners

CBS has axed Partners, the latest comedy from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan that focused on the working partnership of one gay man and one heterosexual.

The comedy that starred Michael Urie and David Krumholtz has averaged a 2.4/6 in adults 18-49 and a mere 6.5 million viewers. It routinely ties for third in its time slot in the demo but comes in fourth in viewers.

Though those numbers are comparably low to some of CBS’ other comedies, Partners is certainly one of the highest-rated new show to be axed this season. (NBC’s Animal Practice was averaging a pitiful 1.5 rating while the CBS drama Made in Jersey went out only earning a 1.1 rating). Partners’ ratings are even better than Ben & Kate, which, despite averaging around a 1.8 rating this season, has received a back six order from Fox.

fabouluz 16th-Nov-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Don't a lot of shows get syndication tho? It doesn't inflate numbers to this extent does it?
chilli_cheese 16th-Nov-2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
yeah, but TBBT is on FX, fox every day evening and at night, which I think has been going on for the past year. With NCIS, I remember it on USA ALLLL the time (I hated it).

I feel like once shows hit that syndication deal, they get pretty solid in their numbers (HIMYM, Bones struggled in the early seasons, but now they're pretty solid) and maybe get a resurgence because new people are now starting to check it out that didn't before. I think time of rerun is important. TBBT reruns can play right before 8.
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