From Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:
- Canadian TV faces host of problems
“As a Canadian television executive, the biggest frustration is that I have to compete with and worry about simulcasts. I donâ€™t control my schedule. One example: The Big Bang Theory is the No. 1 show in Canada. CBS moved Two and a Half Men from Mondays at 9 to Thursdays after Big Bang. Which is great, because itâ€™s a killer hour â€” the No. 1 and two comedies in Canada.Â But I actually would have preferred it had stayed on Mondays because then I could have used those two shows to launch Canadian shows behind them. But if Iâ€™d kept Two and a Half Men on Monday â€” I can only get so much of a pre-release â€” Iâ€™d have had to air it four days later, and by then itâ€™s old and mouldy, and everyone would just watch it on CBS anyway. Not controlling our destiny is the toughest thing to deal with.” Read more.