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Old 09-16-2013, 01:55 AM   #1
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Question The 20 Biggest Mess-Ups/Mistakes in CBS History

One of the biggest screw-ups involving CBS that first and foremost comes to my mind is allowing the NFL to leave (after being on CBS for 38 years) for the upstart Fox network in late 1993. This gave Fox a ton and I mean a ton of credibility and severely crippled CBS for the mid-part of the '90s at least. Without the NFL, it became much harder for CBS to promote their shows. More to the point, CBS' affiliates who were wary w/o the NFL for the foreseeable future moved over to Fox beginning in 1994.

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When Viacom owned CBS.

It may have helped CBS with "Survivor", but when there came a buttload of Reality Shows...it became a hindrance!
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When Viacom owned CBS.
I'm not really on the up and up that I wouldn't see how a small entity like Viacom can affect CBS, I just remember seeing the Viacom logos on several sitcoms.
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When Les Moonves took over as president of the network. Among his crimes were cancelling one of my favorite new shows (Christy) and putting his wife on one of those millions of reality shows (Julie Chen - Big Brother) and one of the million pointless talk shows (The Talk).
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When they moved Murder She Wrote from its Sunday timeslot where it was doing really well in the ratings to Thursdays up against NBC's Friends. The show's ratings plummeted and eventually it was gone. I think this may have been around the time CBS was tired of being known as "the old people network."
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Angela Lansbury, of course, is still going strong. I bet she could still play the heck out of Jessica Fletcher today.
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Angela Lansbury, of course, is still going strong. I bet she could still play the heck out of Jessica Fletcher today.
I think a "Murder, She Wrote" reunion movie is something we're all hoping for! It would truly make my day! It would be ideal for Hallmark channel to produce and air.
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Murder, She Wrote is still going strong with a series of novels. The writer, Donald Bain, does a great job with Jessica's character and they're a lot of fun to read. But I would love a reunion movie too!
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When Les Moonves took over as president of the network. Among his crimes were cancelling one of my favorite new shows (Christy) and putting his wife on one of those millions of reality shows (Julie Chen - Big Brother) and one of the million pointless talk shows (The Talk).

You can not like Les Moonves, but he has been the best thing to happen to CBS. He joined CBS when it was mired in third place and has taken it to consistent ratings wins in viewers and now the demo as well
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not canceling "Big Brother"

letting "Two and a Half Men" last as long as it did

foisting "All in the Family" on the American public

canceling "Joan of Arcadia" after just two seasons
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not canceling TWO AND A HALF MEN when Charlie sheen was fired.
canceling C.S.I.: NEW YORK.
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They should do it!! I'd watch!!
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CBS is my personal least favorite of the big 4 networks, but I can't really think of any big mistakes they've made in recent years. They're a pretty tightly run ship.

The one misstep I can think of is moving 2 Broke Girls to the Monday anchor slot before it was ready, which weakened the entire line-up. But that earned them a stronger Thursday line-up with Big Bang/Two and a Half Men, so...
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