Are you joking? How quickly people forget. Before they took over ITV was airing the likes of The Palace, Britannia High, Rock Rivals and tired old stuff like Bad girls.
ITV drama is in a far stronger place than when they took over.
Indeed. Its fair to say ITV Drama isn't perfect and there's still some work that needs to be done but its certainly much improved on what it was. The greatest achievement has been the overall repairing of the ITV drama brand. Not everything they've done has been a hit (or good) but they've had more than a few key commercial and critical successes.