September 19, 2004

The Broadcast TV Networks Have More than Each Other To Worry About

At one time, NBC had little to worry about at the beginning of the Fall season other than how it would fare versus CBS and ABC. Now the three broadcast networks have to worry not only about Fox, WB, and UPN, not just HBO and Showtime, but basic cable networks leaching away viewers and advertisers. In today's New York Times, Bill Carter's article summarizes the situation well (you may need a free subscription to read this article).