This Sunday night Nine will air their ratings bonanzas of CSI a-go-go from 9pm. The FINA not-drowning championship has not been doing well for them in the ratings but they’re willing to allow it an extra half hour on their most popular night of week.
Well, Rove starts at 8:30pm on Ten. I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody in programming had the cynical idea that the first half of Rove will rate its arse off because all people want to see is how a man so recently bereaved will handle his return to television. The hope, no doubt, is that after the intrigue is taken care of, people will have no interest in the show and look for something else to watch.
Am I missing something here? Is there some vital event at the not-drowning that must be aired between 8:30 and 9? Am I being too harsh on Nine and they really have a fully justified reason for starting CSI so late?