I quite liked watching Desperate Housewives. It was aired at 10 pm on Sundays when it was first aired. Now, it's back. But hey, the timings been changed to 9 am Sundays. And I don't fancy waking up that early on a holiday - for anyone or anything.
Could be just me. But the point is, I was a loyal viewer who had the time 10 pm Sunday imprinted in my head. Now you go and change it - pretty high chances you'll lose me. But channels do it all the time.
Last Sunday I saw a pretty gripping episode of 'Criminal Minds' which was 'to be continued'. But guess what, the show isn't even there in tonight's TV listings.
Then there was the 11 pm to 12 midnight slot on Star World which featured Seinfeld, followed by Friends. Both 'old is gold' kind of shows which put you in a happy frame of mind before you drop off to sleep. Well, now they've been shifted to the 12 midnight to 1 am slot. And guess how little I get to see of them!
TVwaalon, samjha karo. Habits take time to develop. And messing around with them is injurious to your TRPs.
All it's gonna do is drive people like me - hitherto lazy and somewhat technophobic -to download your shows from the internet and consume them minus the advertising revenues you feed on. Don't say you haven't been warned...!