In the past, sitcoms airing after DWTS have pulled in decent numbers. Waaaaay back in 2007, Samantha Who?
followed it in the 9:30PM timeslot and pulled in some impressive numbers, as seen here: http://en.wikipedia....odes#Season_one
, although DWTS would've pulled in a bigger audience back then than it does now (couldn't find any ratings info). But it's hopefully going to boost the show's viewership temporarily, as Samantha Who?
's ratings did dip significantly without it as it's lead-in (look at any episode that didn't air at 9:30PM in either season of the show) - and it was the massive dip without DWTS that eventually did the show in.
Hopefully the fact that Happy Endings
would only be a season away from syndication after next season will work in it's favour against the ratings drops to get a fourth season, since ABC part owns the show and would profit from it.
Edited by iCrap, May 17, 2012 @ 6:39 AM.