Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Quote of the Day
"(Jay Leno's show is) performing exactly as we expected it to on the network... At the same time, we are also aware that the show may not be achieving acceptable levels for our affiliate stations and we continue to look at ways to improve."
-- NBC Spokesman addressing the concerns of network affiliates who've seen their prime time and 11pm news ratings plummet since the debut of the terminally underperforming Jay Leno Show
Now then, let's run this quote through the Adminispeak 2000 Media Manager Translator, shall we?
Here's what we get: "Leno's still costing us nothing to produce which means we're still making money off of it which is all that really matters to us. In case you hadn't noticed, we've spent the past few years shifting our focus away from local television (since it's a dying industry) and investing in new media and DVR programming models (since that's the way most of America will be watching our shows soon). It's too bad you affils are hurting but we really can't be bothered to care, so suck on it, K-SHIT in Middle of Nowhere, Nebraska."