But then the NYT tries to give examples of networks sometimes showing patience this season and they get THAT wrong.
Still, those results were not so different from the experience of several other new shows this fall — most of which are still on the air. “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” has seen its ratings and viewers fall each week, from 13.4 million viewers for its first episode to 8.6 million for its fourth. “Vanished,” on Fox, “Kidnapped,” on NBC, “Brothers & Sisters,” on ABC, and “Jericho,” on CBS have all seen their audiences fall from week to week.Actually, ALL of those shows are still on the air (something they clarified in the next sentence. But they're hardly examples of patience. "Kidnapped" has been canceled, with the network saying that the storyline will be wrapped up in 13 episodes instead of 22. The show has been moved to the graveyard of Saturday night. "Vanished" was moved to Friday and is canceled in all but name only.
And "Jericho" -- far from being a show that the network needs to show patience on -- has been a self-starter and maintained its weekly audience from the very beginning. CBS isn't showing patience with the "struggling" "Jericho" -- it's a modest hit.