[06/23/06 - 12:00 AM] NBC Shifts 'Got Talent' Results, Extends 'Apprentice,' 'Main Event' By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has revised its plans for "America's Got Talent" as the newcomer's half-hour results shows will now air Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c starting July 13.
Said editions were previously targeted for the 8:30/7:30c slot. The shift will undoubtedly provide fellow newcomer "Windfall" a boost as well as avoid a face-off against "Big Brother's" Thursday edition on CBS.
Meanwhile in other NBC news, the Peacock is moving forward with a seventh season of "The Apprentice" with Las Vegas and Miami being eyed as potential locales. Season six, which launches in January, will see the show move from New York to Los Angeles. During the 2005-06 season, "The Apprentice" averaged 11.0 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/12 share in adults 18-49, a dip of 32% and 36% respectively from its 2004-05 season numbers.
Finally, NBC has ordered a second installment of the WWE's "Saturday Night's Main Event" for Saturday, July 15 according to scheduling updates released by the network today. The news comes in spite of a lackluster 5.22 million viewer turnout for its March 18 broadcast earlier this season. The new two-hour special will feature wrestlers from all three WWE brands: "Monday Night RAW," "Friday Night SmackDown," and "ECW" (Extreme Championship Wrestling).