Skip to comments.Report: ‘Rosie Show’ trims 30 employees, moves to smaller Chicago studio
Posted on 02/04/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by Zakeet
The ratings-challenged Rosie Show has let go of as many as 30 employees and contract workers in recent weeks, Crains Chicago Business reported Friday.
Last month, the program moved out of Oprahs spacious former studio and started taping in a smaller, more intimate space reminiscent of a living room. Parts of The Rosie Show have been axed, such as the game show segment and having a band perform on the set.
The Rosie Show has struggled to capture a sizeable audience. Shortly after the programs October debut, viewer numbers have hovered around 200,000.
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But how anyone so lacking in talent as Rosie O'Donnell (I mean NO talent) ever became employed in what is euphemistically called "entertainment" is one of the absolute mysteries.
I did not know Rosie had a show.
“The Rosie O’Donnell show, brought to you by Doctor Scholl Shoehorns.”
As I’ve written here before, you can expect to see Oprah back on broadcast TV by 2015—at the latest. OWN is bleeding money at an unsustainable rate, and the folks at Discovery (which ins underwriting the venture) are facing a critical choice. Keep throwing massive sums of money at a network with a dwindling audience, or pull the plug, and endure a p.r. nightmare as the outfit that “fired Oprah.”
As a reformed broadcaster, I can tell you exactly what Discovery will do. They will continue the down-sizing; Rosie will get the axe around the end of the year; there will be a rush to cheaper programming and “The Queen” will either resign (or be forced out) in a couple of years—at the latest.
And for what it’s worth, Oprah won’t be welcomed back to broadcast TV with open arms. Her audience was in decline for years before she signed off, and there are lots of cheaper programming options to fill the mid-morning or mid-afternoon time slots.
Rosie’s new digs in Chi-Town:
“the 6,000 square-foot home includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, 11-foot ceilings, extensive millwork and custom cabinetry, along with a security system, sports bar and home theater.
Aside from the interior, the property has a 2,000 square-foot roof deck outdoors and a three-car heated garage. “
Maybe she can move her studio to her garage - it is, after all, heated.
And rent out her house - and live on the 2,000 sq’ patio - she’s insulated enough to take the cold.
On her first show, before she assaulted Tom Selleck on air, she used to pretend she had a crush on fellow weirdo homosexual Tom Cruise.
Everything about leftists is a lie.
Yep, remember years ago Rosie O’Donnell was the Queen of Nice on a previous talk show. It seems like a lifetime ago, but at that time, when she was still in the closet, both sexually and politically, she presented herself as a likeable character funny woman.
There is not a mass audience wanting to be lectured about liberalism and lesbianism and global warming and 911 conspiracy theories and all the rest of it. We all vote no by deciding not to watch her show.
Re-runs of Cake Boss and Super Nanny get better ratings than Rosie. Go figure.
200,000 viewers? An infomercial for a free kick in the crotch could beat those ratings.
They should choose to move Rosie to a more natural environment: Animal Planet.
Was in a pissy mood. Sorry..
I dont know what their platform would be but it would have to be very strong.