NBC renews its 'Last Comic Standing' reality series for next summer
By Reality TV World staff, 07/23/2006
Happy with the ratings the show's currently airing fourth edition has drawn thus far, NBC has announced that it has renewed its recently resurrectedLast Comic Standing reality series for another season.
Last Comic Standing 4 has performed well for the network so far this summer, averaging 8.2 million overall viewers and a 3.7/10 rating/share in important Adults 18-49 ratings demographic. While the show's viewership figures would be considered mediocre if the show was airing during the much more heavily watched September-May television season, each of its original episodes has ranked within their summer week's Top 10 programs.
As part of its Last Comic Standing renewal, NBC also announced that it will follow through with its previously announced plans to premiere a second edition of this summer's America's Got Talent series in January. America's Got Talent's first edition has been the summer's most watched new series, averaging 11.3 million overall viewers and a 3.8/12 rating/share in Adults 18-49.
Back in May, NBC had announced that -- assuming a successful initial summer edition -- America's Got Talent would return in January and air as the Sunday night lead-in to the sixth edition of its fading The Apprentice series (sensing that the Donald Trump show's declining ratings are at least partially due to overexposure, NBC will not air an Apprentice edition this fall.)