Nov 09 2009
Fox’s new latenight skein fronted by Wanda Sykes is off to an encouraging start, with Saturday’s bow outperforming the net’s delivery with “Mad TV” in the timeslot a year ago.
The premiere of “The Wanda Sykes Show” averaged 2.2 household rating/5 share in Nielsen’s metered-markets from 11 p.m. to midnight, up 16% from “MAD’s” fourth-quarter average meters (1.9/4) and double what Spike Feresten’s show did last winter (1.1/2).
This begs a couple of questions from me. The first one: Is MAD TV ever going to go off the air? Like, do people watch this show? Granted I know SNL isn’t all that great anymore (in fact I think it sucks even though this week’s having Taylor Swift on was a nice boost for the ratings) but this is getting a little ridiculous is it not?
Second of all. Wanda Sykes is funny. I don’t care what people say. Yes, her voice is extremely annoying but something tells me her show might make it. However, this brings me to my second question. Can we stop doing the name of the actor plus the word “show” titles please?
It all began with “The Bill Cosby Show.” But now I think the thing is a little over done. I mean “The Bill Engval Show?” “Reba?” Trust me guys there are a lot of them out there. Whatever happened to creativity?
Eh, I guess that’s my gripe for the day. Carry on.
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