Ugly Betty To Get A More Appealing Time Slot
After audiences found the Friday-night time slot for Ugly Betty unattractive, the network has reportedly decided to move it to Wednesday nights at 10 00 p.m., taking over the slot being vacated by the failed Eastwick (which is about the only show that Jay Leno beats each week). It has long been speculated that ABC intends to turn Wednesdays into an all-comedy night, and the decision to put Ugly Betty into the hour -- usually reserved for dramas -- appears to strengthen the rumors. Reports about the move appeared in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter but have not been confirmed by ABC. In its Friday-night period last week, Ugly Betty drew the worst ratings in its history -- drawing just 3.39 million viewers.