New Night

CW Flips Sunday, Monday Lineups

Dramas move to Sunday, comedies to Monday

October 5, 2006

Tyler Williams and Tequan Richmond on 'Everybody Hates Chris'
Tyler Williams and Tequan Richmond on 'Everybody Hates Chris'
Just as the country was getting used to finding The CW on their remotes, the fledgling network has stirred up the schedule by flip-flopping its Sunday and Monday night programming.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 9, the odd drama pairing of "7th Heaven" and "Runaway" will be replaced by the comedy block consisting of "Everybody Hates Chris," "All of Us," "Girlfriends" and the new series "The Game," about a med school student (Tia Mowry) who follows her boyfriend to San Diego when he gets drafted for the city's NFL team.

The comedy lineup will be up against CBS' comedies that night beginning with "How I Met Your Mother" and ending with "The New Adventures of Old Christine." The other three networks have a combination of reality programming and dramas.

The CW comedies made their season premieres this past Sunday, Oct. 1 and averaged a 1.6/3 share for the night and a 1.1 among adults 18-49.

On the following Sunday the 15th, the "America's Next Top Model" encore will kick off the night, followed by "7th Heaven" and the freshman drama "Runaway."

"7th Heaven," which was resurrected for its 11th season," and "Runaway," a thriller about a family hiding out under assumed names, premiered on Monday, Sept. 25. While some fans of "7th Heaven" tuned in for its return, giving the show a 2.9/5 rating for the night, viewers lost interest with "Runaway," which struggled with a 1.5/2. Similar numbers emerged this past Monday.

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