Citing “a passionate audience for “Harper’s Island” outside its current Thursday time period borders” due to numbers of DVR playbacks and on-line streaming of episodes, CBS has decided to move the limited run series from Thursdays to Saturdays, starting with this week’s episode.
The limited run series follows a group of people, trapped on an island with a different character being killed off each week.
The series fared well in its premiere, but has seen ratings drop off in recent weeks.
CBS said they’re looking to re-establish original programming on Saturday evenings. Recently the network has shown repeats of its popular procedural dramas or news programs during the Saturday time slot.
However, in reality the move to Saturdays can’t be good for the show. The big question becomes–will CBS make good on its comitment to show all 13 episodes of the series or will fans have to find out the solution to the mystery via streaming episodes or the DVD release?