Thursday, November 20, 2003

Poor, poor CBS

Sometimes a network just can't get a break. First the right wing fringe goes nuts over a biography of Ronald Reagan, leading to CBS's "independent" decision to pull the show off the air. Oops, there goes four hours of sweeps month programming to be replaced by reruns of whatever cop shows they have lying around. Now Michael Jackson is about to be arrested on charges of pedophilia, and boom, another planned blockbuster is lost.

Still, don't feel too sorry for CBS. The second linked article does point out that

Despite the two cancellations, CBS is dominating the November ratings period.
which reflects rather badly on the efforts of ABC, NBC, and Fox.