More like 30 Sprockets, amiright?
30 Rock had its German television debut Sunday night, garnering fewer than 5,000 viewers. Oof. The show premiered on ZDFNeo as part of their $44 million relaunch as a channel for “cutting-edge programming for a younger demographic.” [THR] The channel previously aired documentaries and averaged a 0.3% market share. They sought to double their market share with American programs 30 Rock and The Sentinel and BBC comedy Taking the Flak.
30 Rock was their flagship program, and it got a 0.0% market share on it’s debut. Somebody gon’ be pregnant fired. You know, when you get fired in Germany, your boss unceremoniously strips the umlauts from your name. Umlauts are for closers, Heinz.