|"The Focus Group"|
|Season 1, Episode 3|
|Air date||October 2, 2006|
|Written by||Aaron Sorkin|
|Directed by||Chris Misiano|
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A network focus group sends a scare through the company that the ratings success of Matt and Danny's first show might have been a one-time thing. Harriet expresses her jealousy at Matt having spent the night with Jeannie so shortly after breaking up, accusing him of rubbing it in her face. The team is pleased to have had a high rating for their opening week with Matt and Danny's return, but fear they won't retain momentum in the ratings in the follow-up show. Jeannie is disappointed by the focus group's score for her sketch "Commedia Dell'Arte". Matt makes a deal with Jeannie regarding the success of the sketch on the live broadcast.
Host and Musical GuestEdit
- All in the Family was one of the shows given as examples of shows that did well after extremly poor focus group tests. This week's Studio 60 host is Rob Reiner, who co-starred on that show.
- Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2006, October 2). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
- TV.com Trivia
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