GE won't sell NBC

GE chairman Jeff Immelt isn't thinking about selling NBC Universal. While he admits NBC isn't where it wants to be--the network is currently in fourth place--Immelt said in an interview today with Conde Nast editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman that the plan is to fix the ailing network, not get rid of it.

"When you're in a good industry and you're good at it but not where you want to be, you fix it," he said. "I can't think of a scenario in which we'd [sell NBC U]."

Earlier this week, Immelt replaced outgoing NBC U chairman Bob Wright with NBC Universal TV Group president Jeff Zucker. Immelt explained one reason why, under Zucker's regime, NBC fell from first place among the nets to fourth.

"Some shows we hung on to longer than we should have because they were high-quality," he said. "We got complacent; we stopped taking risks."

Earlier this week, Zucker credited NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly with slowly turning NBC's fortunes around with shows like My Name Is Earl, The Office, and Heroes.

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If by complacent they are refering to SG1, then they should sell the company. These people are clearly idiots if they think that SG1 was past its prime. I felt it may be when Oneal left, but they got back on track and grabbed my attention again within a couple episodes. They should also focus on getting Sci-fi to HD.
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so what if nbc is in fourth place, nbc has a line up of decent shows such as heroes, not to mention it's hit tv series battlestar galactica in the sci fi channel. letting nbc go would be foolish. if there's nothing broke, don't fix it.
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While Heroes is a great show, it is going to take more than it to save NBC. The percentage of the population who don't like Heroes far outnumbers its fanbase. NBC is on the right track but it has to continue to get shows like Heroes, The Office, and My Name is Earl.
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no way, FOX is great i love Prison Break & 24
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I'd rather see Fox being sold. No, make that removed from the air completely.
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interesting
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With a loss like Friends, it takes a great show like Heroes to bring NBC back to the top.
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Heroes to the rescue!!!
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