While watching the Jets beat down the Patriots this evening, I heard Jim Nantz utter this familiar phrase.” Stay tuned for 60 Minutes following the broadcast…except on the West Coast.” That last part – in italics – is usually spoken in a tone reserved for the side effects of Olestra. [remember “may cause loose stools?”]
As a child, living in the Eastern Time Zone, I often wondered to what glorious entertainement the lucky citizens of the West Coast were treated. As a resident of Los Angeles these past 19 years, I now have the answer. Here’s what you are missing East of the Mississippi:
- CBS 2 Sports Central, followed by
- CBS 2 News at 6 PM, followed by
- CBS 2 Evening News
There you have it. Exciting. And informative.
I would guess the viewership of 60 Minutes is lower on the west coast with that crappy lead in. In fact I would bet on it. All my life I was an avid watcher of Mike, Morley and Ed. But now…not so much.
Why not show us 6o Minutes early? Then follow it up with some “I Love Lucy” reruns or a Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn movie. [Back when she was still pretty and he was still funny]. The ratings would be higher. So would Chevy Chase’s residuals. And I happen to like “I Love Lucy.”
I mean, except for Chevy Chase of course.