What’s it worth to take a chance if you’re not going to stick it out? But I can’t argue with the risk point. Overseeing a decline from first to last in overall network ratings — that is risky business.
Can NBC recover? Of course, if it makes an attempt to emphasize quality. That’s how NBC became the lead dog in the first place. The network still has the best night of comedy on any network (Thursday) — use that as a starting point, and develop more great shows.
But it’s hard to see that happening while the current braintrust is still in power.