Why Supergirl’s move from CBS to CW might be more significant that you think

I have been thinking about CBS for a while now.

It’s been on my mind since December, when official word on Mike and Molly’s cancellation came through. The nagging feeling in my mind only got worse as I impatiently waited for months for the announcement of Person of Interest’s return. But now, with the news of Supergirl, it’s finally cemented in my head what’s going on.

In case you haven’t heard, Supergirl is moving to the CW next season for its 2nd season, which means:

CBS essentially just cancelled the #1 new drama of its own network and #4 overall new network series for the 2015-2016 season.

That sort of boggles the mind, doesn’t it?

You would have never heard of that ten years ago. I don’t even think you’d have heard of that two years ago. Yet here we are, and CBS has managed to cancel not one, not two, but three solid performers from its lineup, while keeping shows with lower ratings, because of “budgetary reasons.”

Welcome to the new age of television where live view ratings are no longer king.

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Welcome to…whatever this is

Greetings, folks.

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I have been meaning to make a repository of all my thinky thoughts on pop culture, so this will be the place for it. Stick around if you like meta about television, movies and basically anything that people are talking about on tumblr or twitter, but with a cultural studies twist.

You never really know what you’ll get here.