tnt wrote: Sounds reasonable, no objections from me :)
I never really understood how this works. I assume they've already bought and paid for the whole season of Code (?), so pulling it from the schedule means pouring the money down the drain.
The question is, how much money can they get from advertising during A (Magnum) over B (Code)? If they can get the same viewer figures (no matter how low they are), and thus advertising revenue, then CBS "wins" by airing A even if they lose money on B.
If a repeat episode of A makes them $300,00 in advertising, and an episode of B costs them $200,000 in production and lost revenue (hypothetical figures for all) then CBS considers A more profitable.
It boils down to a number of factors we the viewers don't know, like how much Code costs, and how much CBS charges for advertising on the time slot.