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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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'30 Rock,' 'Scrubs' Swap Timeslots!

Post by: Sal

Source: Zap2It

It seems almost fitting that as its time on NBC winds down, "Scrubs" would have to deal with one more time-slot change.

The long-running comedy, whose NBC finale is coming in a few weeks, will move to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week. It's switching places with "30 Rock," which will move to the 9:30 p.m. spot following "The Office."

The switch gives "30 Rock" a stronger lead-in. Since its return on April 10, "The Office" has averaged about 9.5 million viewers and a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49, compared to 6.9 million and 2.8 for "My Name Is Earl," which previously served as "30 Rock's" lead-in.

Over the past couple of weeks, "Scrubs" has averaged just under 7 million viewers, compared to 6.1 million for "30 Rock." Its adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 ratings have also been significantly higher, thanks in part to airing after "The Office."

"Scrubs" has bounced around the NBC schedule throughout its seven-season run, undergoing more than 15 timeslot changes in that time. It may go through one more significant change once its time on NBC ends -- there's a good chance the Disney-produced show could end up on Disney-owned ABC next year.

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