I dunno, this seems like a smart idea to me. There's a lot of crap filler between quality shows on both networks, so why not get rid of the filler, and show the entertaining programs? Of course, the big loser could be Smackdown!, as doesn't the WB have a fairly successful (well, for the WB) Friday night lineup?
It looks like Tribune is changing its stations over to the CW format, so a whole lot of UPN affiliates will be left out in the cold. Tribune owns a bunch of WB stations, including ones in New York and Philadelphia, and they also own WGN Superstation and a bunch of FOX affiliates. I wonder if they'll change the FOX affiliates over to CW in some markets.
Originally posted by Roy.It looks like Tribune is changing its stations over to the CW format, so a whole lot of UPN affiliates will be left out in the cold. Tribune owns a bunch of WB stations, including ones in New York and Philadelphia, and they also own WGN Superstation and a bunch of FOX affiliates.
Tribune has actually owned the WB affiliate here in Los Angeles for YEARS, even before the WB or UPN networks showed up. Should be interresting to see what happens to our UPN affiliate now. They were pretty bush-league before they got UPN'd, and they're still pretty cheesy now. I wonder if they'll stay the same or get worse.
I delivery things for a living right now...I about wrecked when I heard this. I hope, the new CW Network, they keep Smackdown...I guess I'm going to be calling my local WB affiliate to see if they are going to stay on as part of the CW Network.
If you can't beat'em whack'em with a chair! Go ahead...take a Chance!
I am old enough that when I heard CW Network, I immediately thought of C.W. McCall who had the hit "Convoy" back in the day. I only recently heard an interview with Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller fame and learned that Davis is the guy behind both McCall and Steamroller. Now that is off track.
I'm sure the new network will have a style unique from what the other two currently do, but I think it would be funny to see the Smackdown superstars all hipped up and walking around in front of a black set with lights like the WB does for their shows now.
Plus, I look forward to the ads promoting a fresh Smackdown!
I am amazed by the amount of non 18-45 viewers. Overall rating: 11.7 18-45 rating: 3.8 Over two-thirds of its viewership is in the over 45 group. That's a gap even for CBS. Though I see NCIS does about the same thing.