The original plan for this week’s look at the upfronts was to single out a single interesting thing that each network was doing with one of its more interesting shows.
But when I got to CBS, I realized that from where I sit, they really don’t have any interesting shows.
I mean, How I Met Your Mother is OK, but the rest of their entire fall schedule is either procedurals, reality shows, or in the case of 60 Minutes, both. Boooorr-inng.
But that’s just me, because CBS is #1-rated network, meaning that I’m in the minority.
Actually, I take that back, because right now all it takes is an overall 8.2 rating/13 share to be the #1 network, so by not watching any of their shows I’m in the majority. Wayyy in the majority, actually: 87% of us are usually watching something else during prime time.
But CBS doesn’t seem to care about that — they are adding just four new shows next season. By standing nearly pat with their schedule next year, they are pretty much playing it safe, and not really trying to gain any audience. They’re just trying not to lose the plurality they already have. Which means that the rest of us can continue to ignore them.
Perhaps they should change their slogan to “CBS: Nothing more to see here, move along.”