Is NBC To Blame For Sean Hayes Sitcom's Ratings Woes?
Like much of the Peacock network's programming, NBC's Sean Saves The World, which stars Will & Grace favorite Sean Hayes isn't bringing in big numbers.
So is it the content or the network itself?
Hayes seems to think it's a network problem.
Sean Saves The World is averaging about 3.4 million sets of eyeballs and appears to be teetering on the brink of cancelation — despite receiving an order last week for four additional scripts. ”Based on its relative ratings there’s no chance it comes back for season 2,” says Bill Gorman, editor of TVByTheNumbers.com.
Still, Hayes remains optimistic.
“To me, [the show] is working,” the star insisted during a set visit yesterday. “It’s just the struggle of the elephant in the room which is ‘how do you get viewers to NBC?’ NBC programs great shows, it just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does.”
Hayes — who also produces Hollywood Game Night for the struggling network — insists both he and Peacock brass are “confident” in the comedy about a
divorced, gay dad raising his 14 year-old daughter.
“Even if I wasn’t on the show, it’d be the funniest sitcom, to me, on the air right now,” he tells me. “I watch it and go, ‘Well, this is really f–king funny.’ I wouldn’t change anything right now, I think it’s all working.”
What do you think, Instincters? Are you watching Sean Saves The World? Do you agree with Hayes??
Sean Saves The World airs on Thursdays at 9p.m. on NBC.