Here's a shock. Nobody is paying attention to the "new TV season":
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The first week of the new television season has left industry observers concerned about the absence of a breakout series.
Only two new shows, NBC's "Bionic Woman" and ABC's "Private Practice," have gotten out of the gate with enough ratings momentum to reach potential hit status.
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On Madison Avenue and Wall Street, estimates of the first week of the season varied from the harsh to the wait-and-see. Bank of America said in a research report that viewers "forgot to tune into the start of the new broadcast season," citing year-over-year aggregate 18-49 declines of 7% in live ratings.
There are so many more choices than the major networks now. And the networks have responded by putting on dumber and dumber shows. Network TV just absolutely sucks. Most of the shows I bother to check out ("Monk," for instance, and "The Closer") are on cable. And I pay big bucks for premium movie channels and usually end up watching old black-and-whites on Turner Classic Movies. When I'm not cruising YouTube.