…but why the hell does Jeopardy! always have to be pre-empted for an Eyewitness News special?! Look, I was talking about George Steinbrenner earlier, I know he’s an important guy, but they’re talking about him on ESPN, a sister network – no need for you to join the party, too! WWOR – the current broadcast home of the Yanks – and WPIX – the previous longtime home – weren’t doing retrospectives, why should you?
But it’s really a larger problem I have – every time they preempt the Griffin game shows, it’s always Jeopardy! that gets the short end of the stick. Why not Wheel of Fortune – seriously, let’s be real here, Jeopardy! does a hell of a lot more to enrich the minds of kids than Wheel of Fortune.
And why does anything have to be preempted at all, anyway? You got a bunch of digital channels – why don’t you put them there?! It’s not like anyone’s going to pitch a fit over the Accu-Weather forecast getting preempted on the Eyewitness News Now sub-channel! And who watches Living Well HD? I want to know – if it’s more than 50 people, they’re cooking either the books or the Nielsen boxes, I’m not sure which. Thousands of people watch Jeopardy! every day – you could at least do us the favor of moving it to another network so that preemptions like this don’t have to happen.