The ratings are out...and WKRP is now the Number 6 station in an 18-station market. Despite the fact that WKRP has had the highest ratings in its history, Carlson's mother announces that she plans to change the station's format to all-news, citing that the momentum of FM will soon render music on AM obsolete, per the advice of a programming consultant. However, her true intentions are later revealed...WKRP is supposed to be the latter portion of the profit-and-loss statement for Carlson Industries, and it needs to be put back there. Written by
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The final first-run show of WKRP to air on CBS was #7 in the weekly Neilson ratings for all series, specials and sports events. Prior to the airing, the series had already been canceled. See more
Dr. Fever, in every business, there are not pluses and minuses, but pluses and pluses... but only if the minuses are played correctly.
[Fever looks at Mama Carlson, bewildered
You don't understand, and I don't expect you to...
Johnny 'Dr. Fever' Caravella
No. No, I understand. This is so deeply warped that even I can make sense of it. KRP is not supposed to make money! We're set up to lose! That's our job.