Some interesting news came down the twitter pipes Friday morning that has me surprised. Sports Business Journal says cable network Versus will dump The Daily Line for anemic ratings. The Daily Line of course is the show featuring Jenn Sterger as one of its four talk show hosts. I didn’t know that for certain because I’ve only seen the show once (and it was by accident), but that’s what it says on the Web site.
It’s hard to say Sterger is to blame for the poor ratings; if anything, Sterger’s new found fame should have helped raise the show’s profile. The problem is most people aren’t going to Versus for a sports talk show. We go to Versus to watch games and events like the NHL, WEC, and college football.
If you’re going to rag on Sterger for her show being canceled, it must also be mentioned that the T. Ocho Show featuring Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens is hardly pulling numbers either. Those are two extremely high-profile athletes, and if they’re not getting ratings that’s more on Versus than the actual shows.Google+