Originally Posted by foxeng
The viewers tell us what they want and do not want to watch via ratings. That IS business.
Oh, you must be on the "Business" side. Lots of syndicated reruns weren't shown at all in Greenville, SC over the years. Like Ugly Betty, Til' Death, Degrassi: The Next Generation (when it was Syndicated with Program Partners from 2007-09) and Greenville, SC wouldn't give about Degrassi reruns along with other markets like Orlando, Nashville, and crummy Baltimore instead of joining markets with Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Augusta, Columbia, NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, etc to carry Degrassi in syndication during the 2007-08 season until now-defunct commercial WNEG (now non-commercial WUGA) came to save the day purchasing the rights for the 2008-09 season despite inadequate pay-TV/over-the-air signal coverage in their own market (which is Greenville, SC), Hogan Family, Perfect Strangers, and others didn't get to see the syndication reruns shown in Greenville, SC at all
Greenville, SC needs to stop being 'Paid-Programming Happy' and carry all the syndicated shows that's uncleared in this market so the viewers in this market won't get denied and have more choices. That's what I care about. I care about the viewers enjoy their favorite shows. If I was wealthy and had a license to operate a Independent TV station in my market with WSHK-TV, I would broadcast the uncleared syndicated shows (like the ones left one after WNEG went to become non-commercial WUGA) and be carried on all Pay-TV providers (DirecTV as well) via unfair retransmission consent by the providers. Also this market is 5% preemption happy because WYFF 4 doesn't air KLG & Hoda in the mornings, but I know they air the repeats at 2am (KPRC and WDIV owned by Post does the opposite thing), and WLOS 13 doesn't air "LItton's Weekend Adventure" from ABC on Saturdays, instead companion channel WMYA 40 airs one program on that block on a tape-delay basis instead Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin. Back in the day network affiliated TV stations clear a show and don't clear other shows and if they got an Independent TV station in the market, no choice to see on that other channel instead. I've heard networks like NBC is more tolerant with affiliate preemptions than it was back then, and some stations carry the entire schedule of Big 4 network programs, not all stations are created equal. But this is not the 1960s, it's 2012. This is not the B&W to Color era anymore, it's the HD era. End of story Edited by SpencerKarter85 - 7/14/12 at 10:37am