On May 17, 10:52 pm, Martin Phipps yahoo.com> wrote:
> On May 18, 3:05 am, "KalElFan" yanospamhoo.com> wrote:
>> This thread inspired and brought to you by several recent
>> developments, including the not-so-merciful end of Season
>> 7 Smallville. :-)
>> According to programming executroid Dawn Ostroff, it
>> seems The CW is now exclusively targeting the female demo,
>> 18-34 preferably but maybe if you're female 35-49 they
>> won't block your remote. This explains why they ditched
>> Friday wrestling, persist with Gossip Girl, and are planning
>> their major new show for next Fall to
>> be 90210, a sequel to FOX's Beverly Hills 90210 from
>> the 90s.
>> The CW can run 90210, Gossip Girl, Next
>> Top Model and its derivatives.
> You think there are no women watching wrestling with it's shirtless.
> muscle bound men? You think there are no men watching America's Next
> Top Model with its (frequently) shirtless models (wearing bikini
> If you've already reached puberty and you still prefer wrestling to
> ANTM then perhaps you'd also enjoy Wil and Grace.
Smackdown is a horrible show if you like wrestling. They were smart to
get rid of it. As for licensing deals thats exactly right, with Gossip
Girl theres more to be made. With serials like Supernatural and
Smallville. Theres the magazines, box sets, etc..Plus the potential
for spin-offs on both shows cannot be ignored.
I think Gossip Girl is based on a popular book series(i dont watch it
but I am sure I heard that) you've got a base audience right there
that already buys the product. They buy the books watch the show,
marketing show-based products is a breeze.
I understand there focus group. Its a viable high sales group. They
spend a lot of expendable cash. Its an easy market to target towards.
Supernatural is not however a male based focus, it stars Jared
Padelicki (formerly from the gilmore girls) and Jensen Ackles(my wifes
dream guy.lol) The show can draw in a cross-market. It doesn't hurt
that the show has a killer soundtrack and solid writing with a 5
season cut off. They already have sowed the seeds for possible spin-
The ideal style show for a channel like CW isnt *gag 90210, its a
series from my native land. Degrassi: Next Generation, it a much more
intelligent well written series that would appeal to a huge base. And
would hit the teen market that the family channel has cornered as well
as there target market and the 80's nostalgia crowd.