Dr Mumbo

‘Cougar Town’s shit but we promoted the hell out of it. We’ll do the same for Matthew Johns’

Like many, Dr Mumbo finds few things more entertaining than the imaginative ways Seven finds to spray its rivals, particularly Nine.

But Dr Mumbo nearly spat out his metaphorical cornflakes this morning when he picked up the Sunday Telegraph to read Seven boss David Leckie’s comments on Cougar Town, one of his network’s own shows:  

“OK, the Cougar Town, it’s a shit show but we promote it and we get nearly 1.4 million watching it.”

Leckie’s conversation with the paper was to discuss Seven’s signing of Matthew Johns to present a new NRL show.

He added: “If we can promote Cougar Town, we can promote Matthew Johns.

“We’re going to promote the shit out of this fucking show.”

And while he gives good soundbite, Leckie is less wise in the expectations management department, revealing: “I want a couple of million a night.”

There are a lot of media buyers who will no doubt look to hold Seven to that.

His comments are already generating a fruity response from TV viewers. One commenter says on TV Tonight: “Leckie is such an arrogant tosser; he takes the shine off The Seven Network with his stupid arrogant statements.”


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