Saturday, April 7, 2007

April 7, 2007, WCPO pre-emptions

I had originally attempted to send this to one of the Cincinnati media blogs, but it didn't get published. And several months ago when I made a similar complaint to the media blog that did get published, one of the other posters told the other readers to ignore me.
WCPO is the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati. It was the CBS affiliate for several years, and this ridiculous pre-emption business started at least 15 years ago when WCPO was still with CBS. I've never found an explanation as to why Channel 9 pre-empts more network programming than any of the other local stations. I can't imagine that WCPO's local ratings improve with the cheaply made nonsense that does get aired.

Wednesday, March 7, 8 p.m., a Franklin/Billy Graham special instead of George Lopez and Knights of Prosperity.
Friday, March 16, 8 p.m. Fighting for Life instead of Grey’s Anatomy.
Friday, March 16, 9 p.m., Everyday Freedom Heroes instead of Wife Swap.
Tuesday, March 20, 8 p.m., 10 Secrets to Healthy Living instead of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Friday, March 30, 9 p.m., Pet Pads instead of Six Degrees.

I know that Fox 19 puts basketball games on in place of some of the Fox programming, but it doesn’t seem to be done to the extent that WCPO does this.

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