Watch The CW or it could be gone next year
I know, I know -- a lot of you are shrugging and saying "so?"
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that if ratings don't improve for the last place network, buzz is that The CW could actually vanish next year. Ratings in the 18-49 demographic are down 28%, and the ratings for the May sweeps are down 22%. I guess Gossip Girl just isn't enough to prop up an entire network, and they just lost Friday Night Smackdown, not to mention that Smallville, Supernatural, and Reaper are probably going into their last seasons.
This isn't a total surprise, of course. When they got rid of UPN and The WB, people didn't give much hope to this new CW network. Though I think most of the lack of enthusiasm was the awful name, the lame logo and the bad choice of color.
Maybe Hulu or AOL should start a network in its place, along with The CW's CBS and Warner Brothers. Imagine a TV network filled with reruns of classic shows and short-lived shows. Sort of a pumped up Trio. Hey, TV Land keeps getting further and further away from their original format, and they don't have the same shows in their vault as CBS and Warner Brothers do.