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NBC has record sweeps...and not in a good way.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, Feb 25, 2013.

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    Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/business/media/nbcs-ratings-plummet-from-first-to-worst.html

    A couple of things of note. The top NBC shows in prime time were Biggest Loser and the Office at a 2.1. They both failed to match AMC's The Talking Dead (the show on after the Walking Dead) which got a 2.2.
    The top show on NBC overall was Saturday Night Live with a 2.3. No show on NBC came within a million viewers of Downton Abbey on PBS. They finished the sweeps in fifth place behind Univision.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2013 #2 of 164
    Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    ouch

    Seems so weird. NBC dominated like 10-15 years ago.
     
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    inaka

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    It's the new normal.
     
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    justen_m

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    I just want Revolution back.
     
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    GoPackGo

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    WhiskeyTango

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    One month to go.
     
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    billypritchard

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    Once the Voice, Grimm, Revolution come back, at least they'll have a few shows around the 2.0 mark!
     
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    Steveknj

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    I hope they didn't ruin the show by having such a long hiatus. I really think that's a bad practice for a new show. By the time it comes back, a lot of people will have forgotten about it.
     
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    allan

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    Forgotten about what? What was that show about anyway?



    ;)
     
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    YCantAngieRead

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    Parks and Rec is all that's left that I care about. And I'm really scared it'll be gone this year.
     
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    GoPackGo

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    I'm in the same boat. I had high hopes for Community's return, but I turned off the 2nd ep halfway through.
     
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    KungFuCow

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    As consistently good as that show is, its amazing it doesnt get higher ratings.
     
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    billypritchard

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    I'm hoping that Park and Rec and Parenthood survive, simply because everything else has tanked and they have to show SOMETHING that was on the previous year. Can't have 100% new stuff.
     
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    dianebrat

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    They canceled Journeyman, they deserve this
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    p.s. and then Prime Suspect right as it got decent!
     
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    DreadPirateRob

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    Parenthood is almost definitely coming back, and I think P&R will as well. It's kind of in the same boat that Chuck was with NBC a few years back. It draws a small, but consistent number, and the critics love it. So when they have so many holes to fill, it makes sense to bring Parks back.
     
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    fmowry

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    It's just a matter of time before they cancel NBC.
     
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    Hoffer

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    I listen to a TV podcast. They always say that NBC is in a different boat when it comes to cancelling shows. That none of their shows do good. A show like P&R or Community would get cancelled in a second on any other network.
     
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    Steveknj

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    It's interesting that in the first half of the season with The Voice and Revolution and some decent early ratings for Go On, it looked like NBC might be coming back a bit. But once those shows and SNF were gone, the network sunk like a stone. Maybe because so many of my favorite shows in the past were on NBC, and they always seemed to be a more hip network than stodgy CBS and a kind of weird ABC, I am really rooting for them to make a comeback. I probably watch as many NBC shows as I do the other networks, certainly more than CBS which is SUPPOSED to program to my demo (50+). It's a shame it's gotten this horrible.
     
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    scooterboy

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    Train tracks, I think.
     
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    pmyers

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    Well played!
     

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