ATTN:JMS - WB Mixed Signals, Ratings...

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at
Mon Feb 17 06:11:28 EST 1997

Subject: ATTN:JMS - WB Mixed Signals, Ratings...
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s  1: Feb 15, 1997: "Rosa L. Smothers" <portia at>
*  2: Feb 16, 1997: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)


From: "Rosa L. Smothers" <portia at>
Lines: 35

Oh Great One-

There seems to be some confusion on the part of WB Men In Black
regarding your/our show. On minute it's "cancelled" the next minute it's
"unknown" and lately the ratings have been getting better and better.  I
am insane enough to work in television, and I know the **power of a
sweeps period.**  Would it not make sense for these people to hold there
tongues until the numbers are in? And would it not make sense to renew a
fairly low cost, profit making series, versus having to invest in pilots
for new shows that may never air?

Why is that you haven't heard "the word" and yet these pinheads allowed
to open their mouths? Is the strategy to incite a reaction? They've done
a damn good job so far.  
Or am I questioning logic that does not exist? Probably.

I know that there are a few WB people that you have to deal with, but a
great many deals are made behind closed doors, in cluttered sales
meetings and whatnot.

Letters have been written; stations have been called.
Is it time to "phone home" - call WB personnel and let them know we
care?  You know, "Hi, I'm in your coveted 18-34 demographic and as a
consumer of goods....blah, blah, blah"

I guess I'm just trying to say that I'm mad as hell and I don't want to
take it anymore.

Respectfully Yours (and hope to see you in Orlando)-
That, and I loved the J&D scene in Epiphanies... what was left after the
edit ;+)


From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
Lines: 9

Yeah, it's enough to drive a Vorlon to hyperventilate....


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