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NBC Ratings Crash

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by aadam101, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/09/21/office-parks-return/


    How much longer can they possibly keep this up? These are some REALLY horrible numbers and to think this was once the #1 network and Thursday was by far their strongest night. It's just inconceivable to think they have fallen so far. Are we already at the point to say we only have three major networks?
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    There's a general ratings thread on the forum if you want to post this there.

    Honestly, I think these sitcoms were never that strong and people gave up on them. On any other network they would have canceled.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    You can't really compare with last season's premiere. It's better to compare with how the shows ended last season, and I think all these numbers are a huge increase.
     
  4. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    America's Got Talent ended=freefall. Put Howard Stern on all your shows.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Uh, wrong. I think the ratings for AGT with Stern this year were down quite a bit from previous years without him.
     
  6. GoHalos

    GoHalos Registered User

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    I posted about it in the other ratings thread, but last year they didn't go up against the NFL for their premiers, and last night they did.
     
  7. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    That's too bad, The Office had one of their best episodes in a long time. Since this is their final season they are trying to up their game.
    And if NBC is pinning hopes on their new comedy shows, Men With Kids and Animal Practice were too bad for me to even give them a second chance. Only Go On has gotten a season pass from me, although I may give one to The New Normal.
     
  8. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

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    Well, they are hardly at the UPN/CW/WB level, but they are still, really poor. I have wondered "How much longer can they possibly keep this up?" myself.
     
  9. WhiskeyTango

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    NBC kills it on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with football and The Voice. I'd hardly write them off.
     
  10. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I don't think people are keeping in mind that the Thursday night shows are now up against NFL football every single week, whereas before they would only do so during December if at all.
     
  11. WhiskeyTango

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    And yet the NBC shows put up almost the same numbers in the spring without football.

    Can someone get this merged with the other ratings thread so we don't have to have the same conversation in two places?
     
  12. bc0312

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    It probably got a dismal rating in the NY metro area because the Giants and Yankees were both playing during that time.
     
  13. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    But on the NFL Network. How many households get that? I don't.
     
  14. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    Again, who cares? Why didn't the other shows suffer as much? Shows have to produce in their time slot regardless of what the competition is and NBC's didn't get it done. Excuses, excuses. These are poorly rated shows and have been for some time. NBC has essentially given up on Thursday nights and has focused on building a stronger lineup on other nights for the time being. They will let these low rated, yet consistent, shows muddle along against stiff competition while strengthening the rest of their lineup and deal with this problem at a future date.
     
  15. GoHalos

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    I mentioned it in the other thread, but last week's Bears/Packers game drew 8.6 million viewers.

    I'm not sure how many households it's in, but it's about to get a lot bigger:

    Time Warner Will Carry NFL Network
     
  16. Kenny4200

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    sadly this is the last season for the office :(
     
  17. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Well we are getting a Dwight spin off. It can either be the next Frasier or the next Joey......
     
  18. rrrobinsonjr

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    Why do you make an assertion and then say you "THINK"? Either you know or you don't.

    Here are the facts. Viewership is down across the board. However, the percentage by which AGT beats its competition was increased compared to the last couple of seasons. When original episodes aired, AGT pretty much destroyed every other show week in and week out aside from some sporting events.
     
  19. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    What's more sad is the show has been almost unwatchable for three years.
     
  20. sharkster

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    I don't watch any of the shows mentioned except Rock Center (Love Brian Williams!). It seems like Rock Center wasn't on for a while there so I can't help but wonder if it got lost in the shuffle with non-Tivo types. (If I didn't have an SP it would have dropped off the radar for me)

    I didn't even know about the SNL special until yesterday and caught it on MSNBC last night when it re-aired there. I wonder if others even knew about the show - or maybe I'm just living in a cave these days (it's possible).
     

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