Friday, October 20, 2006

False Economy

NBC's announcement that it will cut jobs isn't exactly a surprise. The network's been ailing these past few years.

What was unusual was that they'll "stop scheduling high-priced dramas and comedies during the 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. slot." So just game shows, reality shows and news shows?

This doesn't make any sense. When NBC was on top not that long ago, it was due to scripted shows like Seinfeld, E.R. and others--some, like Friends, even aired at 8. If scripted shows make money, who cares when they're on. For that matter, if unscripted shows make money, who cares when they're on.

I'd suggest they work more on developing quality shows (or at least popular shows) rather than making pointless rules about scheduling. Or they could change their name to the Game Show Network.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're still keeping My Name Is Earl and The Office in the 8 to 9 slot on Thursday, so I don't know why they're saying this. It almost doesn't matter, since they used to own Thursday and now they're way back in third place.

11:55 AM, October 20, 2006  

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