In which Chuck does a bad, bad thing and we learn Sarah's real name
NBC just finished a two-week Olympic run featuring some of the network's highest ratings in years. During that time, when NBC was averaging 20+ million viewers per night (and a goodly number during the day and across different cable platforms), did anybody notice a single ad for "Chuck"?
I didn't watch every second, so that's not a leading question. It's completely possible that NBC promoed "Chuck" quite thoroughly when I was watching "American Idol" or "Survivor" or something.
I saw plenty of love for "Parenthood," which I like.
I saw entirely too much love for "The Marriage Ref," which was pretty poor
There were copious reminders that after shooting the fall all to heck, Jay Leno is returning to 11:35.
I also saw recurring spots for the baby coming to "The Office," Lisa Kudrow helping people trace their genealogy, Donald Trump firing a new pack of semi-celebrities and new slots for shows containing the words "law" and "order."
Heck, I may have even seen a commercial for "Wings."
But "Chuck"? Nowhere to be seen or heard from, even during yesterday afternoon's episode USA-Canada hockey game, when a "Hey, 'Chuck' comes back tomorrow" reminder might have been helpful.
Thus endeth my rant. NBC really plugged the heck out of "Chuck" back in January, so you can't say the network has been utterly apathetic, just that NBC has been apathetic lately, when a little interest might have helped.
Plus, "Chuck vs. the Fake Name" was a good episode and I kinda hope people tuned in.
Thoughts on Monday's "Chuck" after the break...