2 comedy nights don’t go as CBS, NBC had hoped


Four weeks into the new television season, and the performance of two important nights for comedy have proved no laughing matter for CBS and NBC.

CBS’ long-dominant Monday night schedule has shown surprising weakness, and the network already has made some moves to shore up the night.

NBC made it a big priority to establish a new comedy schedule Thursday nights with shows starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes, but they haven’t caught on.

For the week of Oct. 14-20, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Denver vs. Indianapolis, NBC, 26.94 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 18.83 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 17.8 million; “Football Night in America,” NBC, 15.29 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.95 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.64 million; “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.95 million; “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.78 million; “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 12.99 million; “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million.

Kardashian, West are engaged


Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Kardashian’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged.

Kardashian gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter North West, in June.

Associated Press

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