Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:12
WGN-TV is doing a new promotion called "Your Best Friends Week." The station is asking fans to pick their five most favorite episodes of the classic sitcom (1994-2004) "Friends." The ones which receive the most votes will air at 6:30pm on WGN-TV the week of May 21-25.
Fans can select their favorite episodes by going to the WGN-TV Facebook page
and then clicking on the Best Friends Week
tab near the top of the page.
So why go through all this promotion for a syndicated program? There are many reasons for this. WGN-TV recently remastered old, regular definition episodes into HD and wants fans to see this. Additionally, many people may not know that WGN-TV is again showing "Friends" at 6:30pm. At the start of last month, WGN-TV took off the syndicated showings of "30 Rock" from the 6:30pm time slot due to low ratings. Despite being one of the best-written sitcoms in recent years and one of NBC-TV's more popular shows, the syndicated version of past shows has not caught on with viewers. To boost up ratings, WGN-TV replaced "30 Rock" with a syndicated classic sitcom that always delivers viewings, "Friends." The promotion also pushes fans to like WGN-TV's Facebook page, giving the station a chance to promote itself even more in the future.
Those who wish to vote for their favorite "Friends" episode has until May 15th to do so. The voting began yesterday.
Tell them Regina Phalange and Dr. Drake Ramoray sent ya'.