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Old 10-03-2017, 09:13 PM   #211
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Another ABC screw-up I like to add is the fact that they passed on American Idol, which would allow FOX to take the ball and run with. AI became the dominant show on American TV, making FOX jump from fourth, to third, to second, to even first place. This move certainly hurt ABC, which was at doing poorly the time of Idol's debut due to the lack of hits. In fact, they were the fourth-place network in the 2003-04 season. Since then, ABC has struggled to beat FOX in the ratings.
And the funny thing is they are going to air the revival. Which brings me to another mess up! Picking the damn thing up! In fact, Idol being revived period. It was a show that has run its course
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Putting Match Game 90 in the noon death slot. Also not canceling The home show and replacing it with two game shows like they planned to
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Moving Mork & Mindy to Sundays and Laverne & Shirley to Thursdays. This move killed the momentum of both shows. Angie was also killed after having a strong start the previous season. ABC's once strong Thursday comedy block would die a slow death with Barney Miller lingering around for a couple more seasons. Leaving an opening for NBC to have a very successful comedy block on that night a few years later.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #214
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Moving Mork & Mindy to Sundays and Laverne & Shirley to Thursdays. This move killed the momentum of both shows. Angie was also killed after having a strong start the previous season. ABC's once strong Thursday comedy block would die a slow death with Barney Miller lingering around for a couple more seasons. Leaving an opening for NBC to have a very successful comedy block on that night a few years later.
So basically, the president of ABC Entertainment at the time, Anthony Thomopoulos, practically destroyed very quickly what his predecessor, Fred Silverman, had worked very hard to build up, and also left his poor successor, Lewis Erlicht, to take the blame. I can only imagine the irony, given that Erlicht had also tutored former NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff back when both worked at ABC O&O WLS-TV in Chicago. If ABC had still been in a stronger position during the 1984-85 season, even without The Cosby Show, we the viewers could have been treated to a very interesting "battle of the network executives."
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Not picking up Conan in 2004 or Jay in 2008 which led to the debacle between Jay and Dave and not cancelling Nightline after Ted Koppel retired.
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Letting the view go on as long as it did
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Letting Family Feud go on for another year
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Here's another one for ya:

Changing the theme song of Grace Under Fire from Aretha Franklin's "Lady Madonna" to a more modern sound called "A Perfect World"

When they use the theme Lady Madonna, the show was in the Nielsen Ratings Top 20 with the 1st 2 seasons in the Top 5

The 1st Season was the #1 NEW Comedy of the season and the 2nd season, it finally beat its sister show Roseanne for 2 consecutive seasons

Not only that, but during the final 2 seasons, Brett Butler was also battling her personal demons which caused the show to be cancelled for good after the 97/98 Season

But as for A Perfect World, I guess you can say that it was Disney (who bought abc in the late 90's along with ESPN, SOAPNET and Lifetime) that made the decision to make the theme song more modern and Disney was probably the ones that changed the theme to Roseanne with lyrics by Blues Traveler and the theme to America's Funniest Home Videos
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Hey, if you thought that was something, what about Roseanne?

The show went on another year for a 9th Season and the show dropped out the Top 20 into the Top 40

I'm no fan of Roseanne, but for the show to go on for 9 seasons was WAY too long, IMO

and also, Family Matters went on another season on abc and another season on CBS didn't do wonders for me either
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Not picking up Conan in 2004 or Jay in 2008 which led to the debacle between Jay and Dave and not cancelling Nightline after Ted Koppel retired.
I think ABC dodged a bullet there. Conan proved to be niche, Kimmel fits ABC better as he seems to have more 'mainstream' appeal than Conan did.

Nightline was strong in the ratings at that point, often beating Dave. Nightline did not deserve an outright cancellation but it should've moved to 12:37 which it eventually was.
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Moving Dougie Howser Md from Wednesday's to Monday's
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That did not happen according to my primetime directory. The pilot premiered on a Tuesday, then it was on Wednesdays the rest of the run. It aired at 9:30 the first month then alternated between 9:00 and 8:30, all on Wednesdays.
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That did not happen according to my primetime directory. The pilot premiered on a Tuesday, then it was on Wednesdays the rest of the run. It aired at 9:30 the first month then alternated between 9:00 and 8:30, all on Wednesdays.
Steven Bochco said they moved it to Monday's in his book: truth is a total defense
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Letting the view go on for as long as it did. They should have canned it after Barbara Walters retired
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Not cancelling Family Feud in 1984
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