Originally Posted by NetworkTV
Originally Posted by WilliamR
At least this makes room on a science fiction channel to add more wrestling!!
SyFy execs are idiots.
No, they aren't idiots.
They may not be serving the core theme of the channel, but their obligation is to serve the real customers: the advertisers and the stock holders. That may suck for the viewer wanting real scifi content, but it's good business for the channel.
As a viewer, I don't like it any more than you do, but these channels are obligated to make money. If more people watched scifi programming, that's what they would program with. There just aren't enough of us to be viable.
I have to agree. I would have posted something similar, but I expected to get a lot of flack for it. You are correct. They are obligated to stay in business as long as possible.
Here have a Twinkie on me.
Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
So in other words, these days it's all about claiming billboard space (and maximizing the amount of cash, in the form of carriage fees, extracted from cable/satellite customers.) The original purpose for having "genre" channels has been forgotten and left in the dust.
Where does it all end? 500 Channels of "Honey Boo Boo" playing 24/7?
Unfortunately, that seems to be what it is coming to. On the other hand, even American Idol has had a drastic reduction in ratings the last two years, so there is a limit to what people are willing to take.