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Type Country Availability Slogan Owner Key people Former names Website

Broadcast television network United States United States, Canada, northern Mexico Every Night Is Good CBS Corporation: 50% Warner Bros.: 50% Dawn Ostroff Anton Vassilenko The WB UPN

The CW’s first two nights of programming—Monday and Tuesday, September 18 and September 19, 2006—consisted of reruns and launch-related specials. The CW marked its formal launch date on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, with a 2-hour season premiere of America’s Next Top Model. The CW lineup has featured on a mixture of programming that originated on both UPN and The WB (including America’s Next Top Model and Smallville) along with its own original programs such as Gossip Girl and 90210.

Joining forces
See also: 2006 United States broadcast TV realignment The CW is a successor to The WB and UPN, both of which launched in January 1995. However, both networks can be seen as descendants of the Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN), a joint venture between Warner Bros. and Chris-Craft Industries, which launched in 1993. The two companies later became partners in The WB and UPN, respectively, and PTEN continued as a separate syndication service until folding in 1997. Both UPN and The WB started just as the FOX network had begun to secure a foothold in the American viewing lineup. Both launched to limited fanfare and generally poor results. However, in the subsequent 11 1/2 seasons, both networks were able to air several series that became quite popular, such as One Tree Hill, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Everwood, Star Trek: Voyager, and Smallville. Towards the end of their opening decade, the networks were in decline, unable to reach the audience or have the effect that Fox had gained within its first decade, much less that of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, and NBC). In the eleven years UPN and the WB were on the air, the two networks lost a combined $2 billion.[2] Rather than facing questionable futures as separate networks, executives from CBS and Warner announced on January 24, 2006, that they would shut down their

The CW Television Network (The CW) is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB (Warner Brothers) Television Network (a network that has since been resurrected, with repeats of its programming, on the website The "CW" name is derived from the first letter of the names of these corporations (CBS and Warner Brothers). The network features a lineup of shows that, according to its President of Entertainment Dawn Ostroff, "appeal to women 18 to 34-years-old."[1] The network currently airs programming 7 days a week--Sunday through Friday evenings in prime time, Monday through Friday afternoons, and Saturday morning children’s programming (though the network will cede Sunday nights back to their affiliates in Fall 2009). The network debuted programming after its two predecessors, UPN and The WB, ceased independent operations on, respectively, September 15 and September 17, 2006.


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respective networks (UPN and WB) and combine resources to form a new broadcast network, to be known as The CW Television Network, that would at the outset feature programming from both networks as well as new content.

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links to The CW4Kids and now features more in-depth information of CW shows. "The New CW" launched with a premiere special/launch party from CBS-produced Entertainment Tonight at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank on September 18, 2006, after a repeat of the 7th Heaven 10th-season finale;[4] the same schedule was repeated on September 19, 2006 with Gilmore Girls’ 6thseason finale.[5] The network continued to air season finales from the previous season through the rest of the first week, except for America’s Next Top Model and SmackDown!, which launched their new seasons on September 20-September 22 respectively, with full-night premieres. When America’s Next Top Model launched on September 20, 2006, The CW scored a 3.4/5 (with hourly ratings of 3.1/5 and 3.6/6; The CW placed 5th overall) in the households and a 2.6 rating in the Adults 18-49 (The CW placed 4th in the A18-49) beating FOX’s 2.2. The network’s second week consisted of all season/series premieres for all other series from September 25-October 1, with the exception of Veronica Mars, which debuted its third season on October 3.[6] WWE Friday Night SmackDown stopped airing on The CW after the 2007-2008 broadcast schedule due to negotiations ending between WWE and The CW Network. The network later confirmed that the CW had chosen not to continue the WWE broadcast because the network had redefined its target audience as exclusively 18- to 34-year-old women.[2] Thanks to the WWE, MyNetworkTV has beaten The CW in the Friday ratings every week since its debut, though The CW continues to beat MyNetworkTV overall.[7] In March of 2009, The CW beat NBC in both total viewers, 18-34 viewers and 18-49 viewers with America’s Next Top Model on 2 consecutive weeks, and as a result moved from 5th place to 4th place.[8]

Original blue pre-launch logo for the CW. Never used for CW logo CBS chairman Les Moonves explained that the name of the new network was formed from the first letters of CBS and Warner Bros, joking, "we couldn’t call it the WC for obvious reasons." Although some executives reportedly disliked the new name, Moonves stated in March[3] that there was "zero chance" the name would change, citing research claiming 48% of the target demographic was already aware of the CW name. At the network’s first upfront presentation — May 18, 2006 — the provisional blue-andwhite rectangle logo that was used during the network’s formation announcement in January was replaced by a green-and-white, curved-letter insignia that drew comparisons to the logo of CNN, another company with Time Warner ownership interest.

Like both UPN and The WB, The CW targets its programming to younger audiences. CBS and Warner Bros. hoped that combining their networks’ schedules and station lineups would strengthen The CW into a fifth "major" broadcast network. Unlike the "Big Four" broadcast networks, The CW does not offer national news or sports programming to their affiliates; however, some affiliates do broadcast local news and/or sports, and many, mostly CW Plus stations, air the nationally syndicated Orlando-based morning show, The Daily Buzz. On September 11, 2006, a new, full version of the network website,, was launched. The website now contains

Relationship with Media Rights Capital
On May 9, 2008, The CW announced it would lease its Sunday lineup (5:00-10:00 p.m. ET)[9] to an outside company, Media Rights Capital (MRC). The move allowed The CW to concentrate on its Monday-thru-Friday schedule (Sundays have historically been a low-rated night for the network) while giving MRC the right to develop and schedule


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well ahead of the traditional season start in September because of the poor performances of their summer repeats.[15][16] On May 5, 2009, the network announced it was beginning the process of giving the five hours of network time on Sundays back to the CW affiliates as of fall 2009, becoming a weeknight-only network in primetime, along with The CW Daytime and The CW4Kids Saturday block.[17][18] The CW is in the process of making a reality television series based on the Shonda Rhimes medical series Grey’s Anatomy, currently airing on ABC.[19]

Current logo of the network programs of its own choosing and reap ad revenue generated by its lineup. The Sunday series that were scheduled—2 reality series (4Real and In Harm’s Way) and 2 scripted series (Valentine and Easy Money)—performed poorly in the ratings (averaging only 1.04 million viewers[10]), prompting The CW to scrap its agreement with MRC and program Sunday nights on its own as of November 30, 2008.[11] (See "Schedule" section of this article.) The above-mentioned series halted production the previous month and likely will not finish out their runs. Surviving Suburbia, another MRC-developed show that had a planned Spring 2009 debut on the CW Sunday schedule, remained in production and was eventually picked up by ABC.[12]

Following the network announcement, The CW immediately announced ten-year affiliation agreements with the Tribune Company and CBS Television Stations Group. Tribune originally committed 16 stations (including its flagship broadcast stations WGN-TV in Chicago, KTLA in Los Angeles and WPIX in New York; another committed station, KSWB/San Diego, joined Fox in August 2008) that were previously affiliated with The WB, while CBS committed 11 of its UPN stations (including WKBD in Detroit, WPSG in Philadelphia, KBHK-TV in San Francisco [now KBCW] and WUPA in Atlanta). These stations combine to reach 48 percent of the United States. Both groups also own several UPN/WB stations that did not join The CW in overlapping markets. As part of its agreement, Tribune agreed to divest its interest in The WB and did not take an ownership interest in The CW. The network stated that it would eventually reach 95 percent of the United States. In markets where both UPN and The WB affiliates operate, only one station became a CW affiliate. Executives were on record as preferring the "strongest" stations among existing The WB and UPN affiliates. For example, the new network’s first affiliate outside the core group of Tribune and CBS-owned stations, WJZY in Charlotte, was tied with Atlanta’s WUPA as UPN’s fifth-strongest station. In most cases, it was obvious where the new network would affiliate; there were only a few markets (for example, Philadelphia, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Charlotte) where the WB and UPN affiliates were both relatively strong.

The future
The CW has generally struggled in the Nielsen ratings since its inception, primarily placing fifth in all Nielsen statistics, only being behind NBC. Leading to speculation in the industry (including a May 16, 2008 Wall Street Journal article[13]) that CBS, Warner Brothers, or both companies could abandon the venture if ratings do not improve. However, The CW’s fortunes have been buoyed in the Fall of 2008 thanks to increased ratings in its 18-34 female demographic and the buzz that some of its newer series (such as Gossip Girl, 90210, and Privileged) have generated. Additionally, executives of both companies have emphasized their commitment to the network, and especially since The CW has risen from fifth place to fourth place beating the 18-34 male oriented NBC in March 2009,[14] even raising the possibility of launching their 2009-2010 season as early as July or August of 2009,


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Many of the affiliates were previously affiliated with the WB or UPN. Very few were independents prior to joining the CW. One of the first to be announced was the consistent #1 WB affiliate in the Orlando/Central Florida market, WKCF. After becoming a CW affiliate, they did not immediately become the #1 CW affiliate, but roughly after one year, WKCF resumed their role as the top CW affiliate, winning multiple awards for promotions and viewing, just as they did as a WB affiliate. Although it was generally understood that The CW was a merger of UPN and The WB, the new network’s creation was not structured as a merger in the legal sense. Rather, it was one new network launching at the same time two others shut down. As such, The CW was not obligated by existing affiliations with The WB and UPN; it had to negotiate from scratch with individual stations. As a result, in several markets, the CW affiliate is a different station than either the former The WB and UPN stations. In Helena, Montana, ION affiliate KMTF became a CW station. In Honolulu, Hawaii, The CW did not appear until early December 2006 where it is carried on a digital subchannel of local FOX affiliate KHON-TV. In Las Vegas, Nevada, independent station KVCW signed for CW affiliation. The network has also affiliated with some digital channels, usually newlylaunched subchannels of a local Big Four affiliate, in several other markets. Due to the availability of "instant duopoly" digital subchannels that will likely be easily available on cable and satellite, and the overall lack of a need to settle for a secondary affiliation with shows aired in problematic timeslots, both The CW and MyNetworkTV launched with far greater national coverage than that enjoyed by UPN and The WB when they started in 1995. UPN for several years had gaps in the top 30 markets, and by 2005 managed to cover only 86% of the country. This resulted in secondary affiliations with other networks and the resulting diluted ratings when programs were shown out of their intended timeslots, or the lack of the program airing at all (a problem experienced by many Star Trek fans with Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise).

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Launching repercussions
The announcement of The CW caused the largest single shakeup of U.S. broadcast television since the Fox/New World Communications alliance of 1994 and the subsequent launches of UPN and The WB the following year. While The CW debut affected more markets, it was unlikely to cause the same degree of viewer confusion, as no affiliates of the four major networks dropped those affiliations to join The CW. (Some "big four" affiliations did change at this time, but for unrelated reasons.) The WB and UPN were the first major television networks to close since the collapse of the DuMont Television Network in 1955, although other small broadcast television networks have also ceased operations over the years. It became clear that Fox Television Stations, which purchased several UPN affiliates from former UPN co-owner Chris-Craft Industries in 2002, was impacted. Its UPN affiliates in five major markets would not be affiliated with The CW, due to the agreement with Tribune, and Fox made it clear it would not even seek the affiliation for its four UPN stations elsewhere. All UPN logos and network references were quickly removed from their stations. Shortly thereafter, Fox announced that it was starting MyNetworkTV, a programming service meant to fill the two nightly prime time hours that opened up on its UPN-affiliated stations after the start of The CW. Fox also offered the service to other stations.[20] In those media markets where there were separate The WB and UPN stations, one local station was left out in the merger; most of those stations have signed with MyNetworkTV while others elected to become independent stations. Some stations (mainly digital subchannels, some WB 100+ cable channels, and struggling low-power stations) which received neither network’s affiliation opted instead to sign off permanently and cease to exist.

Problems with Time Warner Cable
A number of households around the country were not able to see the new network when it premiered on September 18, due to stations in several markets not being able to strike a


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deal with Time Warner Cable. In markets like Charleston, South Carolina; El Paso, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Palm Springs, California; Beaumont, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Corpus Christi, Texas, where the CW is broadcast on a digital subchannel of the station’s primary affiliate, there have been unsuccessful attempts in getting Time Warner Cable to carry The CW on their basic cable lineups.[21] The CW is 50% owned by Time Warner Cable’s former parent company, Time Warner. Some affiliates have since signed deals with Time Warner Cable, but not all stations have landed within the analog listings. For example, WSTQ-LP in Syracuse, New York can only be viewed on channel 266.[22] Currently, the largest market without a known affiliate is the Johnstown / Altoona market, Nielsen’s DMA #101. WPCW channel 19, in Pittsburgh, is the closest affiliate and is carried on both Johnstown and Altoona’s cable systems; WPCW was originally targeted to serve that area before a switch to a Pittsburgh focus in the late 90’s. On February 2, 2007 at 4:30 p.m., KFDMTV made its CW affiliated available to Time Warner Cable in Beaumont, Texas on Channel 10 and also available on Digital 6.2. Although the Southeast Texas CW Logo is on commercials made by KFDM-TV, on the television shows the bug is just "the CW". On Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 12:01 a.m., KCWQ-LP made its broadcast debut on channel 5 on Time Warner Cable in the Palm Springs area.[23] On Friday, April 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., KVIA-TV, began broadcasting the CW on Time Warner cable channel 13. The signal is also available on digital television 7.2.[24]

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CW affiliation has ceased operations. On May 29, 2008, KCWK, a Yakima, Washingtonbased station serving the south central portion of that state, went off the air and the station’s offices were closed, leaving that area without locally based CW programming and forcing cable and satellite companies to carry KTLA from Los Angeles on their systems to provide the network to their viewers. The situation was resolved when Fisher Communications announced that their CBS affiliates in the area (KIMA-TV/KEPR-TV) would pick up subchannel affiliations at the beginning of April 2009 [26].

Tribune’s relations with The CW
It should be noted that while they have solid affiliation deals with The CW, Tribune also has affiliation deals with Fox. But with new management and ownership at Tribune, it was apparent that Tribune would start moving one of its CW-affiliated stations to Fox (at least those in markets without a Fox O&O station or a former O&O now owned by Local TV LLC), adding to more questions surrounding The CW’s future. In a seminar by Sam Zell in March 2008, the Tribune Chairman/ CEO revealed that their San Diego outlet KSWB-TV will switch affiliations from The CW to Fox in August 2008, with KSWB assuming the Fox affiliation from XETV, a 1986 charter affiliate of Fox. XETV (which is licensed to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico under the ownership of Televisa but whose US operations are programmed by Bay City TV) was caught off guard and was not informed of Zell’s deal until it was made public in the trades[27]. After the news, XETV planned on fighting the affiliation switch in court on the grounds that the switch would violate a contract XETV has with Fox to run until 2010. But on July 2, 2008, XETV announced that they would join The CW on August 1 and rebrand as "San Diego 6, the new home of The CW," the same day KSWB became "Fox 5."[28]

Pappas Telecasting bankruptcy
One of the major affiliate groups of the network, Pappas Telecasting, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for thirteen of their stations on May 10, 2008. Within the petition, Pappas specifically cited the network’s low ratings and performance as one of many complications that had forced it to take the action [25]. Several of the stations have since been sold in either business transactions with Pappas’s bankruptcy officials or via station auction processes as Pappas winds down operations. Although the company had originally stated that no stations would be affected at all by the closing, one Pappas station with

De-emphasizing the network’s brand
Though the thirteen other Tribune-owned CW affiliates have kept their affiliation, eleven of them have changed station’s branding,[29] de-emphasizing references to the network in favor of a stronger local identity. Most stations’ changeovers took effect on September 1 (the start of The CW’s new season),


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although rebranding for some began as early as July, either on-air (in the case of KWGNTV) or through early unveiling on their websites as part of a redesign of all of Tribune’s station sites, including their non-CW stations. The following table lists the Tribune-owned CW affiliates who have undergone a non-CW rebranding: City Houston, Texas Station Former Branding KIAH CW 39

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"PIX" (pro"Free to Be" nounced The network’s original full marketing cam"picks"). paign, "Free to Be", was created internally and by the staThough the Troika Design Group brand agency.[34] The campaign included advertisetion’s web adments in bus stops, on billboards, on the Indress briefly ternet, in to Portchanged magazines, and on television. It contained stars of the CW shows such as, it Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, still used the America’s Next Top Model, Smallville and "Portland’s CW" One Tree until with the network’s signature branding Hill green background. The "Free to Be" was folApril 2009. lowed by a word unique to the character, show, or scene. Such descriptives included "witty" (to describe Gilmore Girls), "super" (Smallville), "scary" (Supernatural), "fierce" (America’s Next Top Model), "cool" (One Tree Hill), "funny" (Everybody Hates Chris), "fearless" (Veronica Mars), "fabulous" (Girlfriends), "family" (7th Heaven) and "tough" (WWE Friday Night SmackDown). The ads normally ended with one more descriptive, "together", used to unify the network and its programming with the viewer. Some additional spots were themed for other purposes without CW stars, for example "Free to be tricky" (for Halloween) and "Free to be famous" for The CW Daytime.

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As for WGN and KTLA, they have long used their callsigns in their identification, although they seldomly use CW references with those stations (their branding usually suffixes "The CW" after their station branding for entertainment programming).

St. Louis scheduling experiment & Local TV/Tribune streamlining
KPLR-TV, a Tribune-owned affiliate in St. Louis, received permission from the network to experiment with a scheduling shift meant to drive viewers to its newscast and serve an audience not usually programmed to in the timeslot that newscast is vacating. As of September 8, 2008, the station shifted their 9 p.m. newscast to 7 p.m. on weeknights to lead into the CW schedule, which now airs from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. instead of the network’s usual Central Time Zone berth of 7 p.m.-9 p.m., in the hope that the network’s later youth-appealing shows will do better against network competition which appeals to an older audience, and also moving their newscast away from Fox affiliate KTVI’s higherrated show and into a timeslot where no news currently airs in the St. Louis market.[31] Two weeks after the scheduling changes were announced, Local TV LLC, which owns KTVI and manages the Tribune stations as part of a December 2007 agreement, made it known that the two stations would merge news and programming operations into KPLR’s newer studios in October 2008.[32] The same agreement is also in place for KWGN and KDVR in Denver, which will combine operations in KDVR’s facilities.[33]

"Get Into It"
On August 6, 2007, The CW launched their second marketing campaign, "Get Into It", performed by the lead singer of Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger[35]. The original title for the song is "Puakenikeni", which is the third single from Nicole’s debut album Her Name Is Nicole. A remix is now used during the commercials.

"Good Night"
On June 2008, The CW launched their fall 2008 marketing campaign, "Everynight will be a good night". The song in this campaign is "Goodnight Goodnight" by Maroon 5.

Imaging and presentation
• The CW displays the program credits on the bottom 1/3 of the screen along with The CW logo and website address. The top 2/3 displays previews of upcoming programming from The CW, local newscasts, or other local programming. • Most affiliates added their city or region to their new bugs. For example: WPSG is



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"The CW Philly", WLVI-TV was "Boston’s CW" at launch but has since rebranded to "CW56" under new ownership, WUPA "CW Atlanta" at launch but has since rebranded to "CW69", KWTX DT 2 (Waco,TX) is now "CW Texas", and KVCW (formerly KFBT) is now "CW Las Vegas". However, some stations opted to use their channel number: WNAB in Nashville is "CW58" and KSTW in Seattle are now "CW11". Some stations will still use the call sign in either the station logo, on-air identification or both. Some examples include WNLO in Buffalo, New York, WWHO in Columbus, Ohio, and WBNX in Cleveland. In Omaha, Nebraska, KXVO uses "CW15" and "Omaha’s CW". In Honolulu, Hawaii, KHON-DT2 is branded as "Hawaii’s CW 93" (the "93" refers to the subchannel’s cable channel position). The branding used by WKRC-DT in Cincinnati, Ohio is "CinCW", a portmanteau with "Cincy", a common nickname for the city.

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Outside the United States, KTKB-LP in Hagåtña, Guam airs the CW schedule on a Tuesday through Monday pattern because of Guam being a day ahead of the United States.

Prime time
Returning comedies are in red; new comedies are in pink; returning dramas are in green; new dramas are in blue; returning reality shows are in yellow; new reality shows are in gold; movies are in purple. All times are Eastern and Pacific (subtract one hour for Central and Mountain time). 7:00 7:30 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. p.m. p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Jericho (R) The CW Movie Night Local Gossip Girl(R) Programming Reaper

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• From time to time, The CW airs short programming breaks called "Content Wraps", — a play on the network’s name, to advertise one company’s product during an entire commercial break. • CW Now was inspired in part by the success of the Content Wraps as it was intended to be a series with product placement.[36] The series was cancelled after 23 episodes. • On January 18, 2007, The CW began streaming full-length episodes of several programs. • On December 15, 2006, CBS Corporation revived its record label, CBS Records, whose artists’ music will be available to programs on The CW.[37]

Everybody The Everyb Hates Game(R) Hates Chris(R) Chris(R See also: 2008-2009 United States network television schedule

Fall 2009
Broadcasting 8:00 Day p.m. Monday Tuesday Wednesday 90210 America’s Next Top Model Vampire Diaries Smallville 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Gossip Girl One Tree Hill Melrose Place The Beautiful Life Supernatural

Thursday Friday

The CW Network airs a 13-hour primetime lineup including Monday through Friday nights from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET & Sundays from 5:00-10:00 p.m. ET. Outside of prime time as well as a Monday-Friday afternoon block from 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET and a five-hour Saturday morning animation block. Altogether, the network programs 30 hours per week over seven days.

America’s Next Top Model (E) • Midseason: Parental Discretion Advised • The CW will air the 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards on August 30, 2009; the ceremony had been rejected by both ABC and CBS.[38]

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network’s reality series, daytime and children’s programming are still in standard definition. The network is available in HD on most of their full-power affiliates, while availability on those affiliates with subchannel or cable-exclusive affiliations varies by market; in some of these cases a standard definition signal is only available terrestrially, while the station offers an exclusive high definition feed to cable and satellite operators.

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[1] "90210" Upfront and Center for CW, Hollywood Reporter, May 13, 2008 [2] ^ It’s No Gossip, Ratings Slip Threatens CW Network, Wall Street Journal May 16, 2008 [3] CW Staying CW, Says Moonves - 3/15/ 2006 7:38:00 PM - Broadcasting & Cable [4] CW Staggers Its Debut - New net will roll out schedule over two weeks - Zap2it [5] TV Guide, September 11, 2006, pg. 8 [6] the futon critic - the web’s best primetime television resource [7] Fox Still Likely to Pass CBS in Adults 25-54 to Top All Key Age Demos, TV By the Numbers, March 25, 2009 [8] Wednesday Ratings: "American Idol" Strong, "Lost" Low, TV By the Numbers, March 26, 2009 [9] The CW "Outsources" Its Sunday-Night Block; Two Dramas, Two Comedies Coming, TV Guide, May 9, 2008 [10] "CW ends time-buy deal with MRC", from Variety, November 20, 2008 [11] "CW Takes Back Its Sunday Nights, Sets ‘Jericho’ Reruns". TVWeek. 2008-11-20. cw_takes_back_its_sunday_night.php. Retrieved on 2008-11-20. [12] "ABC Buys MRC’s Bob Saget Sitcom", Broadcasting & Cable, February 4, 2009 [13] It’s No Gossip: Ratings Slip Threatens CW Network, Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2008 [14] "CW Parents Emphasize Support of Network", Advertising Age, August 21, 2008 [15] CW’s Ostroff Looks for Early 2009-10 Season Launch, Mediaweek, July 19, 2008 [16] No Wrestling, No Problem,, November 3, 2008 [17] "Tribune Psyched to Take back Sundays on The CW". Broadcasting & Cable. May

5, 2009. article/ 231438-Tribune_Psyched_to_Take_Back_Sundays_on Retrieved on 2009-05-06. [18] "CW Drops Sundays In Another Blow to Broadcast Model". Reuters. May 6, 2009. entertainmentNews/ idUSTRE54514E20090506. Retrieved on 2009-05-06. [19] "Grey’s Anatomy" Inspires Reality Show?, E! Online, May 22, 2009 [20] News Corporation [21] Time Warner Cable Squeezes CW Stations - 10/2/2006 - Broadcasting & Cable [22] The Ithaca Journal - Ithaca, NY [23] CW to debut on Time Warner, The Desert Sun, April 20, 2007 [24] The CW Wait Over, KVIA, April 19, 2007 [25] pressdetail.php?id=108&prYr=2008 [26] content_display/news/digital-downloads/ broadband/ e3i9ab6ed8bb35772134ff7659f760d4db1 [27] "XETV, KSWB Battle For Fox Affiliation In San Diego". posts/xetv-kswb-battle-for-fox-affiliationin-san-diego/. [28] from (July 2, 2008) [29] "Tribune gives CW the cold shoulder", from Variety, September 1, 2008 [30] From Denver Post (March 18, 2009) [31] ?blockID=34931&feedID=1006 [32] stories/2008/09/15/daily55.html [33] 20080918/NEWS/809179940/ 1078&ParentProfile=1055 [34] Elliott, Stuart. "New CW network works to build a brand". The New York Times. Retrieved on September 25, 2006. [35] CWTV > Nicole Scherzinger [36] "CW Now": Content or Commercial? [37] CBS Records [38] awards_goldderby/2009/03/daytimeemmys.html

External links
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• Official CW MySpace • Official Message Boards

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• Time Warner • Tribune Company • CW Parents Emphasize Support of Network

Press releases
• The CW Press Express via CBS Corporation

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