Fox’s second stab at a two-hour Tuesday night comedy block got off to an encouraging start, as three of the four sitcoms outperformed the year-ago time slot occupants.
Ben & Kate
The broadcast bazaar is closed for business, as NBC and Fox late Wednesday wrapped up the last of their respective upfront deals. Sources confirmed that both stragglers had crossed the finish line late this afternoon (June 13).
On the eve of the annual spectacle known as Upfront Week, broadcasters can take comfort in the knowledge that the four-day dog and pony show will lead to some $9.2 billion in advance advertising commitments. This despite the fact that 32 of the series that were so lovingly introduced a year ago have no hope of securing a spot on the fall schedule.