Yeah I remember reading some fans bragging about staying up all night voting continuously non-stop to stuff these types of online voting sites. It's like some kind of test of how much you are devoted to E/C. You can vote on this CBS bracket challenge over and over again. I'm also seeing what I knew we'd see eventually as the Sunday night move and the football push backs started taking their toll on the ratings ... claims that the ratings are suffering because E/C has been substantially reduced and is currently in limbo. So of course once Procter has her baby and the show comes back from the holidays some are hoping that E/C is again the focus of the show. Because football will no longer be messing with the show and there is a good chance the ratings will start to recover. If they do they can make it look like E/C is the reason and hopefullly the media will give E/C the credit. If not, they can say it was simply too late to save it from all the damage done from E/C not being there the first part of the season. IMO, the episodes from the first part of this season have been some of the best this show has ever seen. The entire team has been involved and the stories and victims/perps have been interesting with interesting backstories. E/C will only take us back to the worse kind of soap opera. I sincerely hope that MJ's faith in TPTB being smarter than that is well placed.