Uh oh. The New York Post reports that the Food Network and HGTV have lost about 10 percent of their viewers in the last year. The explanation for the Food Network's problems:
Part of the challenge for the food-focused channel is shifting tastes, with viewers going for edgier culinary "reality" competition shows.
They have a tough job," said Gary Lico, president of CableU, a cable TV research group. "People have a different appetite for food programs. We know edgier cooking shows such as 'Kitchen Nightmares' are doing well."
At the same time, non-food channels, including Discovery's TLC and NBC Universal's Bravo, have jumped on the chow wagon. TLC airs "Cake Boss" and has just launched a spin-off, "The Next Great Baker," while Bravo has a slew of food and real-estate shows, including "Top Chef."
Food Network's primetime schedule relies heavily on four shows: "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," "Chopped," "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" and "Unwrapped."
One doughnut from each shop is definitely a weird way to do this Smackdown. It…
"vegan goodness" -- oxymoron of the day.
Doughnuts are the new cupcakes are the new popcorn are the new popsicles.
I agree with both posters - they're frickin donuts! And as far as the low…
Great post, but you forgot Dutch Monkey!
I give you an Incomplete on this assignment. Where is Dutch Monkey donuts?