Note: The link provided may require registration. ACME Television has sold CW affiliate WBUI-TV to GOCOM Media for a cool $4 million dollars (and that’s a steal!) The deal closed today. WBUI serves the Champaign-Springfield-Decatur market.
So much for the notion of viewers fleeing major sporting events… If you are the L.A. Lakers, New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, or the Boston Red Sox – it’s instant ratings gold. Game One of the Rockies-Red Sox World Series on Fox grabbed a 10.5 household overnight rating and a 5.8 in adults 18-49, up 61 percent in the demo […]
WARNING: Satire ahead. Reader discretion is advised. The latest YouTube sensation… A guy named Burley (who, for some unknown reason is wearing makeup) is crying on his bed… “My name is Burley… To all you dummies out there… (snif) Leave The CW alone!!!! Please!!! They have the greatest shows in the world like Smallville and Beauty and the Geek! And […]
The CW has axed the little-watched Online Nation after four episodes, making it the first official cancellation of the 2007-08 season. The program had an anemic 0.2 last week in the 18-49 demographic in the Sunday 6:30 p.m. (CT) time slot. Replacing it will be same-week repeats of Aliens in America. Nashville, a docu-soap that aired on Fox Friday nights […]
Aliens in America is exactly who we thought they were – a ratings loser. Meanwhile, Dancing With the Stars seems to be the only show deservingly labeled a winner (in the ratings dept. only), while it’s yucksville for the rest of prime-time with the exception of the Padres-Rockies tiebreaker game, a true classic. Other observations: – Heroes is down in […]
“You want to crown them, then crown their ass!” – Dennis Green Can the CW finally get on the map with this show? It may be another program in which the critics love but the audience won’t watch (i.e. Party of Five, I’ll Fly Away, Arrested Development). Though yours truly dismissed this premise last spring, yours truly feels the pain […]
(One more item before we’re out of here for the weekend) More from the CW: – The winner of that Pussycat Dolls contest show last spring (Asia Nitollano) has turned down the offer to join the group and has decided to launch a solo career. As Nelson Muntz would say, “Ha, Ha!” – TV critics lambasted the Gossip Girl pilot, […]