Let me just say that I’m kinda peeved with CTV right now.
Last week I was at Aisha’s house watching the return of Lost, and I didn’t really pay attention to the channel we were watching the show on. It was a good return to form for the series, and as addicted as I am, I’m already dying to see how this season plays out (What’s happening to Charlotte? Who attacked the survivors? And how will Locke die, and is he just somehow kinda dead?).
This morning though, I asked Aisha to look at the TV guide for me to see when Lost was on tonight, and as it turns out, it’s on ‘A’.
Uh, ‘A’? As in the other station CTV owns, which used to be called A-Channel?
If you don’t read my blog much, you may not realize this, but I don’t have cable. It’s too expensive, and I’ve never seen the point… until now.
But why on Earth did CTV ditch Lost? Are the ratings that bad?
And the replacement is Criminal Minds, a show that is getting higher viewership this season, but let’s just be clear here: is CTV so desperate for ratings that all they are going to show now is American Idol and cop shows?
Let’s take a look at their schedule… they have CSI Miami on Mondays, Fringe and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Tuesdays, Criminal Minds and CSI New York on Wednesdays, CSI on Thursdays, Flashpoint on Fridays (with CSI New York again on late-night), a triple dose of Law & Order: CI on Saturdays, and The Mentalist and CSI New York again on Sunday.
Are you kidding me?
Up until now I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t watching CTV much at all any more (Aisha and I end up watching American Idol on occasion, especially since the auditions are hilarious), but now I get it; there’s nothing worth watching on there anymore anyway.
I’ll tune in on Mondays for the brief interlude of comedy CTV is willing to air, namely The Big Bang Theory, and Two and Half Men, but with Lost gone from the station, the next night I’ll tune in would be Friday for Flashpoint, the only cop show I actually like.
So, my point in all this? CTV might have big viewership because they’ve piled themselves up with all these awful, derivative cop shows, but for anyone like me, who can’t stand such a thing, they’re seriously painting themselves into a corner that will keep me (and probably at least a few others) as far away from them as possible.
P.S. etalk sucks.