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Re: [iO] WPIX News Ratings Fall Precipitously During Blackout
Since Cablevision gave in on the Fox and ABC disputes in the past couple of years and just recently negotiated a new deal with CBS, I'm not so sure it will. CV would need to act like this with all of them in order for this to be more than a one time deal. The only reason CV is not budging is because WPIX has little to offer in terms of content people care about and thus few people are complaining.
When Fox and ABC went off, people were complaining left and right.
WPIX does not have much power.
No one misses it much.
Channel 11 carried the Yankees for close to 50 years.
But now they carry the Mets....
WPIX carries trashy daytime talk, a newscast that can be found on about 10 other outlets and a prime time schedule whose target audience is teenagers. No one I know particularly misses it. Theres been more outrage over FOX 61 and Antenna TV than WPIX.
And their 10:00 pm newscast has never been as popular (or as good) as Channel 5 or even Channel 9.