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Days Will Change Slots in Chicago Area
Topic Started: Sep 6 2007, 09:29 PM (309 Views)
Steve Frame
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Thrown for a Loop
NBC's transplanted 'iVillage Live' takes liberties with local geography

September 5, 2007
BY ROBERT FEDER Sun-Times Columnist
Just look at a map and you'll clearly see that NBC Tower is located north and east of Chicago's Loop.

But that geographic quibble couldn't keep NBC Universal's Peacock Productions from renaming its "iVillage Live" talk show "In the Loop with iVillage," coinciding with its recent move to Chicago from Orlando, Fla.

Starting Sept. 17, the show will air from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday on NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5.

Kim Coles, Bill Rancic and Ereka Vetrini will host the show before a studio audience at NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus.

"We are excited about hosting 'In the Loop with iVillage' at NBC Tower here in Chicago," said Larry Wert, president and general manager of Channel 5. "Our team and market will bring great resources, and we look forward to a successful launch."

Channel 5's new lineup also features a fourth hour of "Today" (airing from 7 to 11 a.m.), new time slots for "Martha Stewart" (noon to 1 p.m.) and "Days of Our Lives" (1 to 2 p.m.) and the debut of the game show "Crosswords" (from 2 to 3 p.m.).

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Sharongate, bitches!

I thought Days already switched places earlier in the year in Chicago. In fact, I thought Days moved to 2pm in Jan.
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Rick
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Dreamlander

Wonder if this is good for DAYS?

Chicago is the third biggest market in the US

Anyone know how Y&R and AMC does in Chicago?
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Not sure Alvin. I had heard it was possibly going to move but this was the first article I had seen with confirmation.

That is several big markets for Days. I can't remember exactly how many now, but all seem to be pretty big markets.
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Sharongate, bitches!

Rick
Sep 6 2007, 09:52 PM
Wonder if this is good for DAYS?

Chicago is the third biggest market in the US

Anyone know how Y&R and AMC does in Chicago?

Chicago, like New York and Los Angeles is a heavily ABC dominated market. Though, the CBS soaps tend to have a big presence in the mid-west, in general.

I don't know, with all the time changes, I don't see how this is going to impact Days positively. Most people watch soaps out of habit, when the scheduling is messed with, a lot of people get annoyed and tend not to follow that particular show to another time slot.

Hell, even primetime hits have this problem. Networks love to switch their primetime shows in terms of nights and time slot, it almost always backfires and ratings do decrease.
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The one market it would probably help them to move in is the Knoxville area market where as far as I know it is still up against Y&R which gets 7's there a lot.
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