NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS crime series “Instinct” finished first last week in what seems like a race to the bottom.
It was the 20th most-watched program on the Nielsen company’s weekly list, and the only comedy or drama scripted series to make the Top 20. There were no scripted series that were among the 40 most popular cable programs last week, either.
That’s a reflection of the time of year and changing viewing habits. Broadcast networks rarely bother with scripted series when viewership is down over the summer. Cable doesn’t have much, either, and with streaming services getting people in the habit of choosing to watch TV on their own time, there are few series on that people rush to watch when it