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  •  I'd wager the show isn't stellar for ratings. (0+ / 0-)

    I don't have the time and inclination to look up the numbers right now, but given that the rest of their programming seems to be in the "family-friendly sitcom reruns from the '90s" genre, maybe trying to rope in the rare kid who's home from school sick, I'd be willing to bet that The 700 Club is a ratings drag, and what little controversy it provides is probably enough that it's a bit of a challenge to sell ads against it.

    Why would they invite more controversy and waste another hour or two of low-rating programming time airing other religious perspectives? If I'm the network execs there, I'm doing everything I can to limit the damage The 700 Club is doing to my brand—not trying to increase it.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:46:55 PM PST

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