Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds and Survivor are the three of the biggest programs of the week. Unfortunately, they’re also three really old and creaky series, which means their time on this earth might soon come to an end. And should they go bye-bye, a bunch of viewers might disappear with them.
Of the bunch, Survivor, might, well, survive. It is one of those reality shows that feels like it could go on forever.
History has also been a bit kind to dramas as well as they’ve have had a bit more luck staying on the air, too. In fact, there are several long-running dramas on TV right now. Supernatural, Bones, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit are up there with Criminal Minds.
But it feels like the grim reaper could sneak up on The Big Bang Theory soon. It’s in its ninth season, which is a rather long run for a sitcom.
When you take a look back, most classic sitcoms have already called it quits by now. 30 Rock, Mary Tyler Moore, I Love Lucy, Malcolm in the Middle and The Cosby Show all lasted between six to eight seasons.
At the end of this season, The Big Bang Theory will pass Seinfeld, All in the Family and The Office, which all ran for nine seasons. (All in the Family was slightly retooled as Archie Bunker’s Place, though.)
Next up, it will take on Friends, Frasier, M*A*S*H, Married… with Children, Happy Days, My Three Sons and Two and a Half Men, which aired between 10 to 12 seasons.
Unless it’s gunning for The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’s record of 14 seasons for a live-action sitcom, The Big Bang Theory realistically has around three more years on the air.
So, CTV better hope they find a new star sitcom soon enough, but judging by the way they’re treating The Goldbergs, it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon without divine intervention.
Anyway, enough with the same old stuff, how about the week’s surprises? April 3’s Jays game snagged 16th place for the week and was the day’s top program, too. The Juno Awards was just behind it and took 17th spot for the week and was the night’s second most-watched program. The Country Music Awards also made an apparance. It aired on the same night as the aforemention Jays game and Juno Awards and pulled in over 1.3 million viewers to take 22nd place for the week.
For more on the week’s top programs, check out Numeris at the source link.
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