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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Edmund, May 12, 2013.
It was the last episode produced, I guess that makes it the Season and Series Finale.
At least it closed out a story line. Seemed more like a season finale but it didn't leave a cliffhanger. Maybe it was their best shot at a series finale.
What CBS wanted was for people to watch the show.
I guess I'll take what I can get. Just seemed like there was more than 1 more episode could cover and since it did not have the "Season Finale" tag in the synopsis I was wondering if they had another couple coming.
We gave up on Vegas after a few episodes, but I liked the rest.
RoE did a fairly decent finale to wrap up story lines.
Golden Boy's finale wasn't too bad. Didn't leave too much hanging.
I liked CSI:NY. Will miss it too.
CBS bumped it for Golden Boy, kept it off the air for some time, then moved it to Friday. CBS never gave Vegas a decent chance.
But before they bumped it for Golden Boy, it wasn't delivering the audience they wanted which is why it was bumped for Golden Boy.
It had a great time slot behind two of CBS' most watched shows. It still had a decent overall audience of over 10 million viewers. The key problem was that it didn't score well in the 18-49 dem and that is still considered the key group for advertisers. Other networks have renewed shows with similar dems but they aren't CBS.
Media buyers were buzzing at the CBS upfront after-party last week after the network canceled two drama series-freshman Vegas and veteran CSI: NYwhich were averaging 10 million and 9.5 million viewers, respectively.
No other broadcast network has a scripted drama on its primetime schedule this season that averaged that many viewers. ABC's most-watched drama is Castle, which averages 9.3 million. Next is Grey's Anatomy with 8.2 million viewers. Fox's most watched drama is freshman series The Following, which averaged eight million viewers, while NBC's most-watched drama is freshman sci-fi series Revolution with 7.3 million.
In fact, ABC renewed freshman drama Nashville, which only averaged five million viewers and NBC renewed freshman drama Chicago Fire, which averaged 5.9 million.
An argument could be made that the move was caused by low 18-49 demo ratings for Vegas and CSI: NY1.6 and 1.4, respectivelybut Nashville and Chicago Fire were both renewed with 1.6 ratings in the demo, while NBC veteran drama Law & Order: SVU was also brought back with a 1.6, as was NBC sci-fi drama Grimm with a 1.4.
It turns out that CBS made the move for a simpler reasonbecause it can.
What a stupid article. Just because the other networks renewed shows with similar demo audiences doesn't mean CBS should have as well. What constitutes a good rating is relative for each network. A 1.6 on CBS would be horrible and one of its lowest-rated shows. A 1.6 on NBC would be above average and warrant renewal.
Meanwhile 60 Minutes with a 1.3 stays on the air.
I don't think that what you are saying and what the article is saying are all that different. CBS has the audience to do what they want right now and because of their success they are able to cancel shows that would be considered successful on other networks.
The article quoted said:
No, it didn't turn out that CBS canceled the shows just because it can. They canceled them because they had bad 18-49 ratings compared to other shows on CBS. And that all that matters. It doesn't matter what the ratings of renewed shows on other networks were. The article makes it sound like CBS made some arbitrary decision for the fun of it, and totally disregarded the ratings. But the reality is that the move was definitely caused by low 18-49 demo ratings. Low for CBS.
1. 7 pm in Sunday is a different animal than the rest of primetime.
B. Production costs for a newsmagazine is a fraction of what scripted shows cost.
iii. The show does just fine compared to the other shows in its time slot.
IV. Don't underestimate the tradition and prestige that 60 Minutes has. It's not going anywhere anytime soon.
Invalid argument when its premiere ep had by far the most viewers of any ep of the series.
Finally finished Golden Boy in an 8 episode marathon. Yep, still like the show and definitely would like to have seen what they would have done with more than the 13 aired.
Did they film any more, was that the full order for would would have been their S1 or any chance someone in the know on the show fleshed out how they would have ended the season and/or various arcs?