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CBS Renews Almost Everything

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    It's a lot like NBC having West Wing and Homicide on as long as they did.

    Neither show was a ratings powerhouse, but their critical acclaim brought some prestige, and the network was killing it in every other timeslot, so they could live with it.
  2. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    Has The Crazy Ones really gotten better? I thought the pilot was awful.
  3. ncbill

    ncbill Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Western NC
    yeah, it was like a 'family guy' parody of Williams - way over the top.

  4. NashvilleKat

    NashvilleKat Retired Old Fart

    Dec 24, 2013
    I don't care for it at all but my wife does so she watches it while I nap.
  5. ricks77

    ricks77 New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    (on The Crazy Ones)
    I dunno. maybe i'm just a sap, but i thought there have been some really well done
    'father/daughter" moments that were both funny/entertaining and seemed very heartfelt.
  6. MLR930

    MLR930 Gamer Goddess

    Dec 26, 2002
    Cranston, RI
    nope still stupid, my boyfriend watches it and I just shake my head because it's so not funny and I love Robin Williams. Such a waste of his talent.
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I've always felt that while CBS would like to win the prized 18-49 demo, they have embraced the older demo. I haven't looked at the stats but I would imagine they have a big piece of the over 50 pie, and are making a LOT of money winning that demo, even if they have to charge a bit less for those ads. Maybe it's more a case of quantity vs quality (i.e. the over 50s is now a HUGE demo population wise). Even though us 50+ are considered "set in our ways" winning that demo allows CBS to charge a bit more for advertising aimed at us.
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I thought it did. But I'm a Robin Williams fan, and I think SMG is really cute :)

    I also think it is written like a poor man's Sorkin. Not the deep dive into plots as much as the style of writing.
  9. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

    May 3, 2004
    San Antonio
    I like The Crazy Ones, too. I hope it gets renewed.
  10. lew

    lew Active Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Half true. The Red John arc was ended mid-season so they could show what happened to the characters post Red John even if the show was cancelled at the end of this season. It goes without saying the producers would like the show renewed. CBS has to have some slots open for new shows. Almost all the "bubble" shows were just renewed. Doesn't look good for the Mentalist.
  11. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

    Dec 20, 2002
    It's glossed over frequently that CBS also won 18-49 last season. Per deadline:

    ADULTS 18-49

    1. CBS 2.9/8 (Down 3% from 2011-2012 season)
    2. FOX 2.5/7 (Down 22% from 2011-2012 season)
    3. NBC 2.4/7 (Down 4% from 2011-2012 season
    4. ABC 2.2/6 (Down 8% from 2011-2012 season)
    5. CW 0.7/2 (Down 13% from 2011-2012 season)
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It's frequently glossed over that CBS is the most-watched network on TV? I don't think so. CBS is pretty blatant with their promotions, and any story discussing ratings has to acknowledge the CBS dominance.
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Yes, everyone knows that it's the most-watched network. However, people also know that the CBS audience skews older than, say, the CW.

    The point was that CBS still beats all the other networks even if you exclude the 50+ crowd.
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Yes, I understand the point. What I was saying is that despite the talk about CBS' older-skewing audience, I don't think anyone is under the impression that they're not also getting the most viewers in the 18-49 demo as well. That's been the case for several years now.
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    And they don't even have a talent contest to prop up the ratings :)
  16. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Wow, I laugh a lot at "The Crazy Ones"... and cancelled "Mom" & "The Millers" SPs after a couple of weeks.

    "Intelligence" is a dumb show, but dumb-entertaining, not dumb-dumb.
  17. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I watch a lot of shows on CBS, but the one thing that always bugs me is whenever they show previews of any show on the network it's always billed as the No. 1 new hit show. CBS seems to think that every new show in their lineup is the No. 1 hit.
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I suspect the fine print is something like "...among 46-49-year-old Black lesbian paralegals"...
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Next time you see one of those ads, listen a little more carefully. I'm guessing they are a little more specific than that. "#1 new comedy" (The Millers) "#1 drama" (NCIS) "#1 comedy" (Big Bang Theory), "Monday's #1 new comedy" (Mom), etc.
  20. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    Elementary is the only show in the original post that I watch. I actually quit watching The Millers two episodes ago. I didn't hate the show, but I certainly didn't love it. I felt like I had too many other good shows to watch.

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