I didn't watch him enough and now he's gone! According to an article this morning in the St. Petersburg Times Online, the Food Network says that viewership numbers drive the programming. If you don't like the fact that they cancelled Molto Mario, in all honesty, you probably didn't watch it as faithfully as Emeril. Or you didn't go onto enough blogs to petition your friends to tune into the soft spoken Italian man.
In any case, the article also states that the 5 most popular shows this month are Iron Chef America, Throwdown With Bobby Flay, Road Tasted and the new Ace of Cakes. I looked at the list and found it strange that all of these shows have mostly male cooks (the only female is Cat Cora from Iron Chef America.) The core audience, according to the article, is mostly women. Maybe we like to see hot chefs cooking tasty dishes. I don't know.
This was a fun article to read. It also pokes a little fun at us bloggers who love to voice our opinions about various chefs and the way the sometimes over decorate thier tables or use too much butter. Check it out and let me know what you think.