Life in Pieces – Post #10

Life in Pieces returned to TV this week in its new Thursday night timeslot. The shows sixth episode pulled in 7.88 million viewers and had an 18-49 rating of 1.9, making it the second weakest week since the show’s premiere.

A new timeslot means new competition for Life in Pieces. CBS is the only network airing two half-hour comedies in the 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm timeslot on Thursday nights. Thus, Life in Pieces
is going up against the second half of Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes Reborn, and Bones. Life in Pieces failed to beat out ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, which had 8.5 million viewers and a 2.3 rating this week. However, Life in Pieces had significantly better numbers than NBC’s Heroes Reborn and FOX’s Bones, which had total viewership of 3.97 million and 5.34 million as well as ratings of 1.3 and 1.1, respectively.

Overall, it seems like the timeslot shift didn’t affect Life in Pieces too much. While the numbers did decrease this week, they only decreased slightly, which leads me to believe that Life in Pieces will be able to hold their own on Thursday nights.