WB and UPN Flopped…Will CW?
(Please reply to the poll at the bottom)
The WB and UPN broadcasting networks are the two worse broadcasting networks out of the six existing. Both have never turned a profit (except WB like one year) and are in debt a great deal of money. So, what to do? The two networks are merging together to form the new CW network. The CW stands for CBS and Warner Brothers. CBS will own half of CW and Warner Bros. will own the other half. The merge will take place starting in September of 2006. “The new network will broadcast such UPN shows as ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Veronica Mars,’ as well as WB programs ‘Beauty and the Geek’ and ‘Smallville.’”(CNN.com) They have selected the target market to be 18 to 34 year-olds. I’m still in college, so I’m surrounded by people that fall into this group, so it will be interesting to see people’s reaction to the new network first hand.
So will this network be a champ or a chump. It already has a fan base, is dropping its lower rating shows, and has the opportunity to have a whole new look. Although I know that it’s hard to pick yourself back up from a situation like this, I think that CW has a chance. In fact I feel that in five years it could squeeze into the mix of the other broadcasting networks instead of trailing behind them. But, this is America, and you can never be sure about what people will like and what they will reject.
But I’m always interesting to hear other’s predictions. So, I ask of you, my reader, to ad me in a poll. Please, reply to this question and I’ll post the results.
My personal opinion is that CW will swim at least better than the two networks were doing before the merge.
Q: Will CW sink or swim?
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