CBS Sends ‘Training Day’ to Saturdays, ‘Amazing Race’ Returning Early

Training Day will now be drill viewers on another night.

CBS has motionless to change a struggling beginner play from a choice Thursday time container to a low-pressure Saturday on a heels of low ratings. It’s another wilful pierce for a network, that canceled Katherine Heigl starrer Doubt in Feb after only dual episodes.

Training Day‘s account has been a quite unhappy one. Almost as shortly as it premiered, star Bill Paxton died of a cadence during surgery. The 62-year-old actor left behind an incredibly abounding physique of work, including roles on HBO play Big Love and blockbusters Aliens, True Lies, Apollo 13 and Twister.

But a uncover has not found most of a throng on Thursdays, a night that starts as clever as any on promote for CBS with The Big Bang Theory anchoring 8 p.m. Live-plus-three day averages give Training Day only a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and a small some-more than 5 million weekly viewers. The remaining episodes, of that there are seven, will start airing on Saturday, Apr 8, during 9 p.m. (Any destiny over that is unlikely.) It will have a lead-in from new Saturday bid Ransom, as CBS looks to dump some-more originals on a night that’s mostly a promote afterthought.

The array was already due for a break, with NCAA basketball returning to CBS for Mar Madness. Once that has wrapped, a 29th deteriorate The Amazing Race moves to Thursdays on Mar 30. (Previously scheduled to lapse to Fridays, a container will now go to Undercover Boss starting Friday, Apr 28.)

The Amazing Race could be good news for a uneasy time slot. 10 o’clock on Thursdays hasn’t been quite kind for any network recently — see: ABC’s The Catch and NBC’s The Blacklist: Redemption — but CBS has had a roughest time with it this season. Training Day prototype Pure Genius was radically D.O.A. and left a mark progressing than creatively planned.

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