NBC’s Fall Primetime Features 6 New Shows

NBC on Sunday became the first of the major broadcasters to announce its plans for next season, and its executives said they had ordered a staggering 17 new series. Only six of them are on fall’s schedule, however, with another six to join in midseason when NBC hopes to get a burst of attention from its telecast of the Winter Olympics.

NBC Primetime Isn’t Helped By News Ratings

TV news is good news for NBC. The top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams — with 9.1 million average viewers — is outperforming NBC’s primetime lineup average of 7.0 million.