It’s A Wrap For Charlie’s Angels; We all Knew It Didn’t We?

Why can’t we be ABC TV executives?   Pan Am is next – I’m just saying.

I’m not saying that it’s really a bad show, (although… kind of was), it’s just that it takes a lot more to be successful these days.  Networks have to throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks.  If it doesn’t stick then they move on.  Fail Fast! Part of this strategy is due to all the competition with HULU, DVR’s and cable networks putting on some really good programing stealing audiences from the major networks, the other reason is the short attention spans of our audience.

If the ratings are not up to par, instead of investing more advertising, looking for some guest stars and extending creativity, it’s “on to the next”.

To ABC’s defense they put a lot of money into “Charlie’s”, advertised like crazy and gave them the best Prime Time TV Spot on TV, but no even the hot trio, Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh, could bring in the numbers.  They were soft from the start.  8.7 million viewers tuned in on in its Sept. 22 debut, and they lost nearly a third of them over the next month. Even worse, it lost almost 40 percent of its audience in the 18-to-49 age demographic that advertisers value.

To go along with the poor ratings were harsh comments from notable publications:
The Chicago Sun-Times called it “proof that angels exist in Hell” and TV Guide dismissed it as “atrociously executed, pathetically acted and cynically conceived.”

Another One bites the dust.
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