NEW YORK – Watch, out, Regis! TV host-from-hell Anne Robinson has you in her sights.
NBC officials yesterday suggested that the Peacock network's white-hot hit, The Weakest Link, is ready for a prime-time offensive against ABC's Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
"Anything is possible," NBC programming chief Jeff Zucker told The Post.
"The door is open. Obviously, the impressive performance in [three] different time periods leaves open our options as to where to play it," he said.
Weakest Link, hosted by Robinson, an icy brainiac who insults the game's contestants, was the first to knock Millionaire out of its prized spot at the top of England's ratings rankings.
Since its U.S. debut Monday, Weakest Link has snared huge audiences here for each of the three nights it's been aired.
Now, in the wake of NBC's massive promotional push and that three-day debut - a scheduling strategy similar to ABC's Millionaire - the show will settle into its regular time slot on Mondays at 8 p.m. starting next week.
Yesterday, Internet sleuth Matt Drudge posted a report claiming NBC still has plans to put the show into heavy rotation, like Millionaire.
TV industry experts have said rotating time slots hurt ratings for the Regis Philbin-hosted quiz show, which has aired as many as five times a week.
But Zucker denied Drudge's report. "Our plan is still to air this Mondays," he said. But right now, other than a special edition on [Thursday] May 10, we're locked into once a week."