Thursday, November 11, 2021

CBS Winter 2022 Midseason Schedule; The Wonder Years Series Premiere Grows in Multi-Platform Viewing

Good Sam

CBS announced premiere dates for new and returning midseason CBS Original programming, including the new drama Good Sam and fan favorite reality series The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, Celebrity Big Brother and Survivor. New drama Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs, premieres Wednesday, Jan. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), after CSI: Vegas completes its planned 10-episode first season. Long-running reality series The Amazing Race makes its return with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) with Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan. Then it moves to its regular time period on Wednesday, Jan. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The 11th season of alternative series Undercover Boss premieres Friday, Jan. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Celebrity Big Brother returns for a third season on Wednesday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), with a group of celebrities living together in the house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. The series will air on multiple nights each week throughout February, with the finale on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 8-9pm. The spring edition of Survivor debuts with a two-hour premiere Wednesday, March 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst. It moves to its regular time period on Wednesday, March 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). In addition, CBS' daytime game shows, The Price is Right hosted by Drew Carey and Let's Make a Deal hosted by Wayne Brady, will have themed primetime specials in January. The Price is Right at Night will have two specials, Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Let's Make a Deal Primetime airs Wednesday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

New episodes of returning series on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays will begin airing Sunday, Jan. 2, including S.W.A.T., which is moving to its new time period on Sundays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The Monday and Thursday sitcoms return Jan. 3 and Jan. 6, respectively. As previously announced, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards will air Monday, Jan. 31 (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT,) and CBS' inaugural broadcast of the CMT Music Awards live from Nashville will air Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/delayed PT).


The Wonder Years

Watching television shows has changed in the last few years, with most primetime series being watched not on TV, but on other devices (streaming services, network websites, etc). Viewers now like to binge a few episodes in a row and watch on their own time. This has become even more apparent this season. After 35 days of viewing across linear (TV, DVR, VOD) and digital platforms (Hulu, abc.com, etc), the series debut of ABC's The Wonder Years catapulted to a 2.56 rating among Adults 18-49, growing by nearly 4 times over its initial Live+Same Day television only rating and representing a +282% jump (0.67 rating to 2.56 rating). The Wonder Years soared to 8.0 million Total Viewers after 35 days of multiplatform viewing, marking an increase of +4.8 million viewers and a lift of +150% over its Live+Same Day television average (3.2 million to 8.0 million). With a 2.56 rating in delayed multiplatform viewing, the new comedy stood as ABC's highest-rated telecast of Premiere Week 2021-22 in Adults 18-49. The Wonder Years marked ABC's strongest new comedy debut in two years in both Total Viewers (8.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.56 rating) - since mixed-ish in September 2019.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Saturday, May 25

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kristen Wiig (Palm Royale/Bless the Harts) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Shaky Ground) - Jennifer is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
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