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|bellcurve||Oct 19 2008, 07:04 AM|
Unprofitable for NBC...maybe not. Maybe so.
Unprofitable for big affiliates who could make more money with syndicated programming or an additional news hour? Absolutely, without a doubt, 1000%. Daytime is no longer a network issue. It's all about the affiliates and if they are not making money, they want control and NBC has allowed its affiliates to trample over their daytime lineup for years. When you've got the #2 soap in America airing in late night TV for an hourlong afternoon newscast, you finally realize that very little is safe or sacred where the daytime lineup is concerned.
And what little money DAYS makes for NBC isn't going to come close to recouping a $500 Million Dollar loss. NBC's daypart efforts are better suited in the market of syndication, where they own cheaper properties like Game Shows(DEAL OR NO DEAL), talk shows(ELLEN, SPRINGER), and celebrity news shows(ACCESS HOLLYWOOD). NBC is no longer interested in soaps. I'll eat crow, feathers and all if I'm wrong and bow to your holiness, but to see news like this and just assume "budget cuts," oy vey.
There's a reason why Rakesh posted this article to the DR and I'm willing to bet it wasn't to speculate about how massive the budget cuts would be.
And what is considered a massive budget cut for DAYS fans? Using the same four sets over and over again? Cutting Kristen Renton, Roscoe Born, and Linden Ashby is not a massive budget cut. I wish an Ellen Wheeler type would take over this show and show DAYS fans what true budget cuts are. Seeing Alison Sweeney and James Scott only used to guarantee(two or three days a week), firing Steve, Mary-Beth, Kristian, and Peter...Now THAT would be a massive budget cut.
Edited by bellcurve, Oct 19 2008, 07:05 AM.
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