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Old 06-05-2010, 01:39 PM   #31
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lol, that was a lot nicer than i was going to say.
i was thinking more along the lines of "bloated opinion".

breezy, it's a business. if the ratings are good, then it's just about keeping production costs down, which includes talent contracts, and studio time.

someone has to be watching it.

i'm sure they think those dreary shows are well balanced enough to attract the most number of viewers. their sponsors certainly aren't leaving in droves.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #32
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Oh, I'm sure there's a goodly amount of channel changers.

In all the pre-launch press, Food Network execs made a point of saying the main reason for the new channel was to herd in all the folks who left viewing Food Network because of all the reality shows & surfeit of programs by the small handful of their remaining "talent" (Rachel, Paula Deen, Giada, Flay, etc.). They felt that a channel devoted to actual "cooking" with fresh faces + some retro (Julia Child, Graham Kerr, Two Fat Ladies, etc.) would do that, & they were right. So seeing one of Rachel Ray's "travelogue" programs pop up when I was looking forward to a cooking show was not only a letdown, but proof yet again that Food Network doesn't have a clue & can't even follow their own projected formula. They're still apparently insistent on forcing the same old stuff down our throats. And if they continue to add in shows from their tired old stable, down the road I can already see them whining & moaning as they question why the new channel isn't working as well as they thought it would.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:49 PM   #33
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lol, that was a lot nicer than i was going to say.
i was thinking more along the lines of "bloated opinion".

Right back atcha Bucky. I feel the same about you about 99.9% of the time.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #34
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woo hoo! i win with .1%.

and they'll keep failing at their projected formula all the way to the bank.
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their sponsors certainly aren't leaving in droves.
Have you actually watched the new channel for any length of time & seen the sponsors? Because right now there are only a very small handful of them - the same ones over & over. If they want to attract more, they're going to have make an effort to keep the anti-Food Network viewers this channel was produced to draw in. That's good business.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #36
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i'm done arguing.
they wouldn't be expanding in a bad economy if they weren't doing well.

it's certainly a gamble, but all new channels are. if they watch, the sponsors will come.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #37
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I think we should send this thread to the food network...
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:19 PM   #38
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breezy and i could have a show, "two bloated opinions".
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:37 PM   #40
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so this morning we had dolce vita a 2004 show which never aired on Food TV to my knowledge and Melting Pot an old FoodTV show I used to like; this episode with a young Rocco and Cat doing pizzas. Hey if cooking brings back old faves and some new blood, just gives us more options when the all rachel all the time network gets a bit too sammy and stoupy for my taste.
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