SyFy Portal is reporting through one of their sources that CBS is ready to give a full season 2 renewal to the freshman drama Jericho, despite the show’s struggles in the Nielsen ratings.The site adds that CBS may also move the show to a new night when the fall season comes along, taking it out of competition with American Idol in the later end of the fall season. Jericho averaged around 10M viewers before its long hiatus, but now struggles to hit 8M, and continues to rate poorly among adults 18-49.
I’m personally pulling for the rumor to come true, as I’ve grown to enjoy Jericho after a rocky start. I’m not sure what other night they could put the show on, Wednesday at 8PM actually seemed like a perfect time slot for it, especially when ABC’s Lost aired at the following hour and I could watch both series back-to-back.
It’s possible CBS will wait and see what ABC does with Lost (rumored to be moving back to 8PM with a January start). CBS definitely wouldn’t want to have that show as its main competition.