Networks Confident Americans Care More About 'Big Bang Theory' Than Fate Of 5 Million Immigrants

November 20, 2014 7:42 PM

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Major network execs at ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX decided this week that they will not be airing President Barack Obama's major immigration speech on Thursday night. Their regularly scheduled programming for the 8 p.m. hour includes popular programs like "The Big Bang Theory," and the networks, faced with the prospect of losing millions of dollars in ad revenue by running the speech ad-free, appear to have decided that they can't afford to pre-empt the shows.

So, which programs are they banking on instead? ABC plans to air the fall finale of the long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy," in which "a disagreement about a patient's case leads to a bigger argument between Meredith and Derek." On NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," players will compete ...

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