Chuck Likely to Survive, Even Without Nikki Finke’s Viewership


The save-our-show campaign for NBC's low-rated, critically tolerated Chuck seems to be having an effect, reports Nikki Finke. Fans have been buying Subway sandwiches and mailing the network Nerds candy, and executives — presumably wary of making us update Ben Silverman's report card — have taken notice. Says an "insider": "It's a good show, a solid show, and it's in contention to come back ... I'm betting it'll end up back." Even so, Chuck has earned this blistering review from Finke herself: "Me? I haven't even watched 3 minutes of it." [DHD]