Bet: Ratings Fail – Oprah/Obama Christmas Special
Let's see – Sunday Dec 13 features a night game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the NY Giants on NBC? That's a division rivalry between two large market teams in the East. Bonus points if they're fighting it out for so much as a wild card. They have a Celebrity Apprentice show after the game for the West Coast. Cold Case on NBC? No idea.
Oprah in the evening? Not her usual slot and she's rarely done it. Christmas time and politics? Good luck with that. This bad idea will under produce. But Oprah still has the clout to get the spot, obviously.
The queen of daytime will interview the president of the country during an ABC holiday special that brings together Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
The network has announced "Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special," which includes an interview with the president, a conversation with the First Couple and tour of the White House. The special will also go behind-the-scenes as staffers prepare the White House for the holiday season.
The special marks the first time Winfrey has interviewed Obama since he took office. "Christmas at the White House" will air Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10 p.m.