ABC in trouble?

While nobody would notice here in Chicago since everybody (except when American Idol is on) watches ABC 24/7, TV Week is reporting that ABC’s ratings nationally have dropped from first to third in thirty-five days. The network is now tied with NBC in the money demo (adults 18-49).

While ABC’s core shows are still strong (though Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty are starting to creatively spring some leaks – they are starting to Jet the Blue), ABC has struggled with new shows this season by canceling five of them, the most of any network.

(By the way, Jet the Blue means Jump the Shark… Just ask anyone who had to deal with JetBlue lately…)