Is Sam Chisholm losing the plot?

After two days of
messing about, the Nine Network has finally settled on a
program line up for the 4:30pm to 5:30pm timeslot and, surprise surprise, nothing’s changed: news at 4:30pm plus a sitcom (Friends, instead of Frasier)
at 5pm.

The two days of confusion saw upwards of 100,000 viewers drop the network, damaging
its 6pm news, A Current Affair and Temptation line-up and effectively boosting Seven’s early evening line-up.

So who was responsible? The
best bet is that Chisholm and cost-cutter, Ian Audsley, were looking
to save costs and simply didn’t realise how the changes would damage
the early evening programs – especially that vital 6pm to 7pm News and current affairs hour.

Peter Fray

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