CBS is moving its documentary series 'Brooklyn DA' from Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. to Saturdays at 9 p.m., effective immediately.
The series, which deals with the personal and professional lives of employees of the Kings County District Attorney's Office, premiered in May after repeats of 'NCIS' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles.'
To say that its premiere rating was underwhelming puts it mildly. The show did a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. To put that into perspective, that is three-tenths of a point lower than the unscripted 'Dogs in the City' did last year and that was considered a flop.
Since that time, it has averaged 4.13 million viewers and dropped to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers keep dropping with each new episode, though.
Three episodes remain in its run. On Saturdays, it will serve as the lead-in program to '48 Hours.'
Reruns of 'Person of Interest' will be filling its 10 p.m. slot on Tuesdays for the time being. CBS had intended for that to be its new home when it returned in the fall, so this move has allowed the network the chance to get viewers familiar with it in that slot.
Even before 'Brooklyn DA' began airing, it was the subject of controversy. Abe George, a candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, is against the program, as he feels it gives his competitor, incumbent Charles J. Hynes, an unfair advantage in their upcoming political race. He has argued before the New York State Supreme Court that the show should not be broadcast.
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