From the San Jose Mercury News,
Posted on Mon, Jan. 31, 2005
By Charlie McCollum
UNIVERSAL CITY - After two weeks in another town, here are some odd notions, stray thoughts and weird observations from the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour:
The networks aren't the only ones taking a viewership hit from ABC's ``Desperate Housewives'' on Sunday nights. While HBO executives won't acknowledge it publicly, the premium cable channel has seen its audience shrink noticeably since ``Housewives'' made its debut last fall. ``Carnivale'' is really suffering right now directly opposite the ABC series, and ``Unscripted,'' the new HBO series that comes on at 10 p.m., is getting little love from viewers. With ``Sex and the City'' gone and ``The Sopranos'' on hiatus at least until early next year, the picture for HBO isn't pretty.http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...0777463.htm?1c
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