So few people are watching NBC, the network has to give away commercial spots for free
More people watch "The Talking Dead," the show where dudes discuss "The Walking Dead" than watch any of NBC's prime time shows.
They are finishing behind the CW and Univision. They are basically dead. Contributing to their problems is the fact that they have been canceling so many shows over the past decade that they have almost nothing going into syndication.
Nothing NBC has put on in prime time has matched even the appeal of the “Talking Dead,” a show with people simply discussing “The Walking Dead.” That show managed a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 audience. NBC’s best prime-time number for the month has been a 2.1, achieved by episodes of “The Biggest Loser” and “The Office,” a comedy that is about to go off the air.
Remarkably, the best-rated show on NBC all month has been “Saturday Night Live,” which produced two original versions in February, both times hitting a 2.3 rating, topping everything else on the network. “SNL,” though, is not even in prime time — and it is 38 years old.