Post by Smart is dead in TV on May 9, 2006 3:58:42 GMT -5
::)So, Gina Davis gets a Golden Globe, the critics love it, the viewers loved it, but ABC decided to kill it. How is this supposed to be "good" network scheduling? Just like Love Monkey someone gets a stick up their butt and a good show has to die. No wonder all the so called "reality" game shows are still on, nobody intelligent enough to appreciate smart dramas.
Problem is, RATINGS RULE. No matter how much a small fanbase does to save a show, it's all about NUMBERS OF VIEWERS. A small number of rabid fans never have, and never will save a show, whose total number of viewers have bottomed out.
Post by Smart is dead in TV on May 17, 2006 23:34:56 GMT -5
Broadcast TV is dead. Their idea of "counter programming" will now kill off Grey's Anatomy simply because they think moving it from it's very successful spot can compete on Thursdays of all days. I mean they can't put all their shows on Thursday it's impossible. Believe it or not, not everyone watches TV on Thursdays. Some people can only watch on Sundays or Tuesdays. This whole thing about putting a show up against another (counter programming) isn't reality. Reality is if it works DON'T FIX IT. I guess TV network CEOs haven't learned this in business school. When they mess with a success (citing the NY PD Blues debacle changing its day for that already forgotten Thirty-something lookalike I cant even remember the name of...) the viewers stay away in droves. Or complain loud enough that NY PD goes on and the other show (that again could have been good but we'll never know). Forget the show ratings the network ratings die. If they cant understand this......Broadcast TV is truly dead.
Thursday night is the night advertisers will pay the most money for so ABC wants to stake their claim for it. The whole ratings competiton is based on counter programming and it's why only a third of the shows that debut in the fall get renewed. In ABC's case, low rated shows liked CIC were dragging its average down a lot so it was a smart movie to sack the show. There are over a hundred shows that are on the 6 networks each year so to say that Broadcast TV is dead would be saying that you have watched all 1000 and that they are all awful.