Date: 16th November 2000

Miller Will Remain An MNF Highlight, Says Producer

Don Ohlmeyer, producer of ABC's Monday Night Football, has reaffirmed his support for Dennis Miller and has indicated that he'll be brought back next year, despite an eroding audience for the telecasts.

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Ohlmeyer said, "I can't imagine a scenario where Dennis wouldn't come back. ... Hiring him was a risk with a reward. I knew there would be people who would go 'hey that's cool' and I knew there were people who would go 'that's a dreadful idea.' The point is, he's created conversation about the show." The news service cited a recent poll by the Denver-based Bonham Group which found that 53 percent of viewers support Miller's return and of those between the ages of 12 and 24, 70 percent do.

Source: Studio Briefing