Now this helps explain why it took TLC so long to decide to cancel the Duggars’ reality TV show, ’19 Kids and Counting.’ During a TLC second-earnings report on a conference call yesterday, Discovery Communications CFO Andy Warren noted that the cancellation of ’19 Kids and Counting’ cost the network $19 million.
The CFO cited a financial deficit from:
higher restructuring and other charges this year of $19 million primarily due to content impairment charges from canceling TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting.”
’19 Kids and Counting’ was TLC’s highest rated reality TV show.
Why has TLC lost $19 million and counting? The “and counting” comes from factoring in losses from upcoming seasons. That’s kind of wishy-washy, though: I’m not sure ’19 Kids and Counting’ would have made them much money if TLC had kept the show on the air after Josh Duggar’s history of sexual molestation hit the media. I’m sure that’s what the executives were thinking when they decided to cancel the show altogether. It’s kind of nice to hear about a network looking at something besides the bottom line, though, isn’t it? I now have MUCH more respect for TLC!
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