As we suggested yesterday, the +17% rating spike for Best Time with Neil Patrick Harris behind The Voice on Tuesday did not go unnoticed by NBC executives who have reversed the decision to move the new variety show to 8 PM starting next Tuesday, Sept. 29. Instead, Best Time Ever will stay in its current Tuesday 10 PM berth following The Voice for one more week. According to the most recent NBC Tuesday schedule — it had been tweaked several times over the summer — Best Time Ever was slated to air twice at 10 PM, behind the season finale of America’s Got Talent and the Tuesday opener of The Voice, before moving to 8 PM for the remaining six episodes, a time slot change Harris announced at the end of this week’s episode.
For now, NBC says the delay in Best Time Ever’s shift to 8 PM is only one week but that could be easily extended for another week. The network has two-hour editions of The Voice and Best Time Ever on for the next two Tuesdays before Chicago Fire returns on Oct 13.