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#1 OFFLINE   B Newt

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:03 PM

Why is the Rosie show on the I.D. channel? Isnt the own network enough?

Rosie you just need to go away!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:09 PM

It's on more than ID...it'll be on 5 networks. Apparently, Discovery Communications is trying to save it's partnered network OWN.
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Oprah Winfrey’s troubled cable network is hitting the reset button, The Post has learned.

After struggling to get viewers and burning through money, her partner in the channel, Discovery Communications, is investing millions more to promote OWN and expose it to new viewers, sources said.

Besides the cash, Discovery will carry the Oct. 10 premieres of two new OWN shows -- Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show and Oprah’s new personal educational series -- simultaneously on five Discovery networks.

In addition to OWN, “The Rosie Show” and “Oprah’s Lifeclass” will air at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively, on TLC, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Fit + Health.
Discovery’s David Zaslav, in an effort to drive up ratings on its partially owned Oprah Winfrey Network, will simulcast the premieres of Winfrey (left) and Rosie O’Donnell on Oct. 10 across several Discovery platforms, while spending $15M on promotions.
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Discovery’s David Zaslav, in an effort to drive up ratings on its partially owned Oprah Winfrey Network, will simulcast the premieres of Winfrey (left) and Rosie O’Donnell on Oct. 10 across several Discovery platforms, while spending $15M on promotions.

Discovery is also running ads across all 14 of its cable networks leading up to the premieres and is even running ads on several broadcast rivals to promote the shows.

Discovery is expected to spend $15 million on the push, sources added, outstripping the $10 million it spent on the launch of OWN.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:18 PM

And yet people wonder why their cable/sat bills keep going up.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

Any network that Rosie or Oprah show up on I will not watch. Sorry, Discovery, you can't shove that crap down our throats. Rosie is a mean-spirited cow and O is a tired has-been that the country grew tired of 10 years ago. Remember "Oxygen"?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:37 PM

All this does is remind me that I don't understand why I am subsidizing even one Discovery-owned channel but still can't get my PBS station in HD.:nono:

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:55 PM

I hope Rosie and the OWN network fade away! They are both a waste of bandwidth!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:25 PM

I know a mod will be in here sooner or later reminding us all to keep it clean of politics and what not, and I will, but still....

I, along with the rest of you (so far) will try what ever I can to avoid all of these networks for the next couple of months to show them that Rosie on a channel like ID is unacceptable in all forms. The OWN network needs to die and I guess it's doing just that in a slow and painful (painful to us) way.

So lets all avoid these channels whenever possible to show them this is ridiculous.

I have NEVER sat through an Oprah show for more then 2 minutes but I know she got ratings. So if they wanted OWN to make it, put Oprah on it, duh.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:23 PM

OWN needs to pickup some of those recently cancel Soaps.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:33 PM

I hope DTV isnt wasting a HD channel on OWN....

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:36 PM

I hope DTV isnt wasting a HD channel on OWN....


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:14 AM

It seems that most men hate Oprah but I think that over the years she became a better interviewer and had an interesting show from time to time.

I can't really say anthing good about Rosie, however.

But since I never watch any of the Discovery-owned channels, all this affects me very little.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:56 AM

It seems that most men hate Oprah but I think that over the years she became a better interviewer and had an interesting show from time to time.

I can't really say anthing good about Rosie, however.

But since I never watch any of the Discovery-owned channels, all this affects me very little.

They made a mistake. They assume everything on OWN would be watch by Oprah followers. They were wrong. Oprah followers are only interested in following Oprah. They need to market to a larger audience.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:58 PM

Oprah followers are only interested in following Oprah. They need to market to a larger audience.


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Discovery is also running ads across all 14 of its cable networks leading up to the premieres and is even running ads on several broadcast rivals to promote the shows.

Discovery is expected to spend $15 million on the push, sources added, outstripping the $10 million it spent on the launch of OWN.


How long is this Blitz going to be? I'm already tired of seeing Thing 1 and Thing 2 every few minutes.
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