Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Maybe WRGB can have a contest for who gets to pull the trigger?The readers have spoken.

By an overwhelming margin, Liz Bishop has come out on top of our sweeps tasering survey. As promised, we passed our results on to her boss at CBS 6, news director Beau Duffy:

Dear Mr. Duffy:

Albany Eye is pleased to inform you that Liz Bishop received the most votes in our recent survey, in which asked we asked readers to chose the local anchor or reporter they'd like to see tasered during sweeps. We at Albany Eye believe that this could provide a significant boost to your viewership during this important time and sincerely hope you will soon proceed with the tasering. Best of luck in the ratings war; we are looking forward to your report on the Capital Region's Ten Worst Roads.

The survey wasn't exactly scientific, and leaves us with more questions than answers. For example, Rodger Wyland's performance is impressive considering how much less time he is on the air than Liz Bishop. If we scored on a curve, it's very likely that he would have come out number one. Greg Floyd's results? It's difficult to conclude whether people like him or don't know who he is.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and to Liz Bishop, don't think of it as being shocked, think of it as taking one for the team.