Left-Wing TV Network Mulls Drastic Cuts Amid Sinking Ratings

NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center via Wikimedia Commons.

NBC News is weighing making drastic cuts to its prime-time schedule due to the network’s “declining popularity,” according to a report from the Daily Caller. The Network may stop programming the 10:00 to 11:00 time slots, giving them to local television stations instead.

The Daily Caller reports:

The change would likely occur in the fall of 2023, sources familiar told the outlet. The network’s late night programming, including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” would likely move to an earlier time slot, from its current 11:30 p.m. slot to either 10:30 p.m. or 11 p.m. Cutting back programming will save NBC tens of millions of dollars in content costs, and satisfy affiliates who will earn more ad revenue by adding an extra hour of programming, the outlet reported.

“We are always looking at strategies to ensure that our broadcast business remains as strong as possible. As a company, our advantage lies in our ability to provide audiences with the content they love across broadcast, cable and streaming,” an NBC spokeswoman said, according to the WSJ.

The network has already spent large sums in their sports broadcasting. It spends $350 million a year on the Big Ten college football and will spend $2 billion on airing Sunday Night Football in 2023, the outlet reported.

Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, will ultimately make the final decision on program cuts, the outlet reported. He has already cut 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. time slot from the network and given it back to affiliates.

NBC’s parent company, Comcast Corp., has reportedly shifted its priorities to focus on streaming through its Peacock service rather than focusing on television networking. The report notes how this trend  “has spilled over to ABC and CBS’ parent companies, Walt Disney Co. and Paramount Global, respectively.”



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Allen
Allen
27 days ago

I have an idea. Cut all time slots…….save lots and lots of money.

Sam
Sam
27 days ago
Reply to  Allen

I have a better suggestion: Cut all liberals from management. And the best place to make that cut is between the cranium and the shoulderblades.

Old Goat
Old Goat
27 days ago

You can spoon feed manure to the masses. Apparently eventually they get their fill of it.

We have Communists masquerading as Democrats and we have RINIO’s masquerading as Republicans. We have a deep State masquerading as a Constitutional government. We have the MSM masquerading as journalists.

Then, We the People, at least 1/2 the adult population have no discernment that the current government is bankrupting us, and devouring our freedoms. War had been declared on our country by our own government. Pray that God will deliver us from ourselves!

MikeyParks
MikeyParks
27 days ago
Reply to  Old Goat

If we won’t take the trouble to save ourselves, why should God?

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
27 days ago

However, the FCC Act of 1934, Section 2 forbids a licensed TV Network station from lying. The MUST broadcast “In Thr Public Interest” (i.ie., no lying) or risk losing that license to broadcast.

Allen
Allen
27 days ago

Yeah, well, we know that FCC directive is not being enforced.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
27 days ago

Yes, but they think we “semi-fascists” aren’t in the “public.”

Bill Williams
27 days ago

Yeah right Richard, you keep on believing that the commie stations follow that.

NYCGUY
NYCGUY
27 days ago

I virtually never watch anything on NBC. I am sure that there are millions of others just like me. Boycott the propoganda news and the MSM will lose their influence.

RJ O'Guillory
RJ O'Guillory
24 days ago
Reply to  NYCGUY

…they already have…thus the cuts…

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
27 days ago

The woke networks are currently running remakes of 60s game shows and dramas. They can’t afford any ORIGINAL programs and the incompetent boobs running the joints probably aren’t smart enough to think up any NEW ideas!

Bill Williams
27 days ago

Who watches that numb nuts channel anyway. Looks like they are gonna trash that guy that does Meet the Press his numbers are way in the toilet.

RJ O'Guillory
RJ O'Guillory
24 days ago

…drive all of them…ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC, etc. etc. etc….into bankruptcy…

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