Definitely agree that Superman's cancelation was the result of it being on a bad timeslot (with it against Winnie-the-Pooh). As for why CBS would put this show in such a damaging time slot, I can think of three reasons for it:
Originally Posted by KJ Styles
1. The time between 9:00-10:30 was already dedicated to CBS's two main powerhouses at the time, Muppet Babies and Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
2. CBS felt (rightfully so) that the breakout series for their 1988-1989 Saturday morning lineup was going to be Garfield and Friends. Hence, the show was given the 10:30 AM slot in order to take advantage of people still watching CBS after Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
3. 11:00 AM and beyond can be a dangerous time to air new shows, as local channels may pre-empty it with other programming and air it the following Saturday in the early hours (between 6:30 and 8:00) instead. Given how Superman is such a popular character, I have a feeling that CBS knew better than to put it on a timeslot where it would risk getting pre-emptied in some areas.
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