• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 31, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Nov 1, 2011
    88
    A news magazine at 10 p.m. that is so smart, so unexpected, so entertaining and yet so informative that you might think you just stepped back in time 20 years.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Nov 1, 2011
    70
    The result was assured, quick-paced and enjoyably flavored with a few spicy dashes of Brian Williams's dry rub.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Nov 1, 2011
    60
    Rock Center may not be a ratings smash, and not all of its experiments may work. But the good news is, Williams and Stewart can both keep their day jobs.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Nov 1, 2011
    60
    Substantive without being stuffy, workmanlike but something less than a wow, the show often seemed indistinguishable from his Nightly News gig, albeit with longer stories and more opportunity for in-studio banter.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Nov 1, 2011
    58
    In general, Rock Center was lively without being crass, disappointing in that it didn't engage much in the news of the day.
  6. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Nov 1, 2011
    50
    Rock Center is still a work in progress, so it's hard to judge how it will fare.

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