WCJB, a legacy station in Gainesville, Fla., was losing news viewers and revenue three years ago. This May, its 11 o’clock news ratings was up 48% in adults 25-54. See how the ABC affiliate turned itself around.
According to NBC’s updated schedule, the series will not air in its normal Friday 8 p.m timeslot beginning tonight and continuing May 3-17, with the show returning on May 24 and May 31 for the final episodes of its fourth season. The Blacklist will air in its place, moving up an hour from its normal 9 p.m. slot. The sixth season finale of The Blacklist is set to air on May 17. The news comes as Blindspot is still awaiting word on whether or not it will be renewed for a fifth season.
The network takes its third straight May victory, edging season winner CBS after placing fourth during the regular season. The pattern is clear: Toss out sports, and ABC’s a contender.