Just released from the CW network. Supernatural is going to move to Thursday nights next season. It will face tough competition from “The Blacklist”. The network is giving the coveted post “Arrow” position to a new series. Maybe the thinking is to focus on the new shows, fandom will follow the Winchesters anywhere, or Chuck forbid, Supernatural is not a priority and its new positioning places it against heavy hitters on large networks in an effort to let it slip into ratings graveyard. Feeling a bit like Dean at the moment: Having to face the big bad next season or go off into the emptiness of a world without…. I can’t say it.
Maybe my skepticism of network choices is misplaced. Long time shows get expensive. Network looks at bottom financial line. What is the demographic and will sponsors buy time to support the show and make money for the network? Arrow and Supernatural are high in the ratings for the CW, but the traditional networks have power houses on Thursday nights. Is it a deliberate attempt to bring about the demise of said show or is it a vote of confidence in show?