Friday, September 23, 2011

You Should Enjoy NBC's Thursday Comedies While They Last

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM

If you watched Community, Parks & Recreation, and The Office last night, I want to say thank you, because it seems like nearly everyone else in America was busy watching The Big Bang Theory or going to bed really, really early:

No, last night's ratings weren't great for the shows we like to champion around these parts. Community was watched by 3.98 million people; Parks and Rec, 4.11; The Office, 7.63. Whitney actually did OK, with 6.71 million people watching that. But compared to Two and a Half Men (28 million), 2 Broke Girls (19 million), and The Big Bang Theory (14 million), they're all losers. It's those numbers for Community and Parks and Rec that really break my heart; they're both down significantly from last year. The two best comedies on network TV by a wide margin are being pretty much ignored by most people. I'm not sure how they can survive with those numbers.

If you're planning on watching The Office, but not the two really, really great shows that precede it, could you do me and four million other people a favor and just turn on your TV an hour early? You don't even have to watch it, just turn it on and walk out of the room. I'd appreciate it, because like Abed with Cougar Town, I'm not sure I'm mentally ready to lose either Community and Parks and Rec from my life.

On a related note, if you made it through the entire episode of Whitney, let me know how. The laugh track (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) was killing me (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) and I turned it off before the opening credits kicked in.

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