TEN is holding over next week’s episode of House and with it breaking a (silly) promise it made at the start of the ratings year to run the season for 12 weeks “with no repeats.”
Originally the episode “Simple Explanation” was set to screen next Wednesday night.
Now it is replaced by a repeat of “One Day One Room” and bumped to April 22nd.
This is also despite the network sending out information on the episode this morning, hyping the show’s content, including that FOX.com had more visitors to the website in the history of the network after the episode aired.
Looks like TEN just realised they have a hot episode that they want to play in official ratings. Can’t blame them for that. But what about that promise?
A TEN spokesperson said FOX was pre-empting episodes in the next few weeks and needed to create a buffer to satisfy delivery of the eps in time for fans of the show.
Compared to the second part of 2008 when it was dropping shows all over the place, TEN had been doing pretty well this year with programming too. Dropping shows and swapping episodes only confuses and angers viewers.
Making promises that aren’t kept is also a bit silly.