On Sundays, ABC has scheduled “Revenge” to air opposite CBS’s “The Good Wife” at 9 p.m. EST — a significant conflict for folks who like their dramas smart, female-driven, with a healthy helping of inconvenient (but oh, so fun to watch) romance. Though both shows are critically acclaimed, neither has achieved remarkable ratings, and they can use all the live viewers they can get.
CBS, for one, isn’t particularly concerned about the two shows appealing to similar demographics.
“You know, ‘Desperate Housewives’ was there; we did just fine against ‘Desperate Housewives,’” says Kelly Kahl, Executive Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling. “‘Housewives’ was actually doing better than ‘Revenge,’ so in that sense, we moved it there successfully. We brought almost all the audience from Tuesday. We feel very good about ‘Good Wife’ there.”
Seems I was already watching The Walking Dead at that time, so it’s not a choice between these two, it’s a choice between TWD and Revenge. At least I think it was TWD I do know I was watching TGW OnDemand until very recently.
Tumblin’ about Twitter. Maggie Furlong has broken down the big social media changes that the various networks have implemented.
After CNET chose Dish Network’s Hopper with Sling as the best of CES tech show, parent company CBS stepped in and asked CNET to cease and desist. CBS is involved in litigation with Dish over the Hopper with Sling, a DVR that allows users to skip commercials on recorded content.
In response, CNET gave the best of CES award to another product, and added an editor’s note to the review of the Hopper with Sling:
Editors’ note: The Dish Hopper with Sling, the original pick for Best Home Theater and Audio product and Best of Show, was removed from consideration due to active litigation involving our parent company, CBS Corp. We will no longer be reviewing products manufactured by companies with which we are in litigation with respect to such product.
This move by CNET calls into question their editorial integrity. Greg Sandoval quit in protest, tweeting that he no longer has “confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.” Today, editor Lesley Turpentine released a statement addressing CNET’s side of the story and why she decided to stay at CNET after the incident.
What do you think?(via onaissues)