As we wind down our 10pm show after 11 1/2 years, I have to once again stop and thank all of you.
It is really fun to go out on top! Our staff has really hustled all these years for you, and you have been there for us — and together we kept ON THE RECORD at 10pm:
#1 at 10pm!
And for 11 1/2 years straight!
There is no way we can’t win September with the existing numbers this month (and the margin is sizable and you get all the credit with your loyalty to OTR) — so I am writing this now. I know the next 10 days will be busy getting ready for our new 7pm show and I never want to fail to tell you how much I appreciate you.
I loved 10pm — but after a while you really do want a new adventure. As I have written here before, if we were #1 at 7pm for 11 1/2 years, I would love the challenge of 10pm.
But now, we get to call “BINGO” to OTR at 10pm and move on to a new adventure beginning Oct 7, at 7pm eastern. We all did it!
Frankly, after many years, I never dreamed we would be so lucky to get to move to an earlier slot (I figured that being #1 at 10pm would mean Fox would never let us move to another time slot…and if we weren’t #1, we would have gotten off loaded from the network… so I figure we were super glued into 10pm! )
There is much work to do to get ready for our Oct. 7 launch. Fox is building OTR at 7pm a brand new studio (I have seen the drawings and you have seen the demolition of an old studio if you follow @gretawire on twitter or saw the video here.) Having a new studio is exciting — it is fun, it is different. The new studio is particularly great because we don’t have to share it with other shows (meaning it is daily dismantled to accommodate other shows.) We can do some tapings that otherwise were a nightmare to schedule because our set was in pieces in an adjacent room. Having our own studio and set just makes life easier.
But let me repeat, more than anything, I appreciate you. If you know me (and you know you do after all these years) you know it is true that I really appreciate the viewer loyalty. I also love the GretaWire community (we are friends — even when we are slapping each other around a bit with a rough remark….and there are some rough remarks!) So….thank you …and get ready for
ON THE RECORD at 7pm
***** LIVE (of course!) ****
starting Monday, Oct. 7