Colors may shelve Comedy Nights Live to make place for Anil Kapoor’s 24

Colors may shelve Comedy Nights Live to make place for Anil Kapoor's 24
Krushna Abhishek (Comedy Nights Live) and Anil Kapoor (24)

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1. At the trailer launch of Anil Kapoor’s 24 last week, Colors CEO Raj Nayak announced that the second season of the show will air from 17th July. However, Nayak choose to keep everyone guessing about the show’s timeslot.

2. According to sources, the show can possibly air between in the 8-9 pm, 9-10 pm or 10-11 pm slots. The channel will likely skip the 11-12 pm slot as it can reduce the number of potential viewers.

3. According to a DNA report, the channel has reportedly decided to shelve Comedy Nights Live (CNL) to make place for 24. A source told the daily, “Colors has just launched Kawach in place of Naagin in the 8 pm slot which means that is blocked. The 9-10 pm slot usually has India’s Got Talent and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on weekends which means that prime-time slot too is unavailable. So the only time slot left for 24 is the 10-11 pm slot, which is now occupied by Comedy Nights.”

4. Moreover, unlike previous season, 24 may only air once a week. Therefore, the Saturday 10-11 pm slot, which is currently occupied by Comedy Nights Bachao (CNB), may not be altered. In addition, CNB has performed better than CNL as far as ratings are concerned.

5. The daily has also quoted another source saying, “CNB has still has maintained decent ratings whereas Comedy Nights Live has never really managed to break even. The hype around CNL (primarily due to Kapil’s exit) helped them open to good ratings, but the negative word-of-mouth killed the show almost instantly. So given a choice, Raj will obviously decide to shut down CNL and retain CNB instead. The channel will take a call on the same in a few weeks’ time.”

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