'The Critic' Predicted NBC's Ratings Woes (VIDEO)

04/08/2013 05:37 pm ET

Well, this is pretty impressive: "The Critic" predicted NBC's ratings woes back in 1994.

In Season 1, Episode 9, titled "LA Jay" (which originally aired on June 22, 1994 on ABC), Jay Sherman (voiced by Jon Lovitz) went to Los Angeles after being offered a chance to write a film for a fictional franchise. While there, Jay lounged by the pool with his movie star friend Jeremy (Maurice LaMarche), who is seen reading a Variety with the headline "NBC Sinks To 5th."

the critic predicted the future

The Peacock network sank to fifth place in the Nielsen ratings during February sweeps earlier this year when Spanish-language network Univision beat the network in the 18-49 demographic.

Watch the full "LA Jay" below.

H/T to Jim Romenesko for the find.

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