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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by WhiskeyTango, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 #81 of 139
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Sundays are usually too crowded to be wasting tuners on double-duty just because a frikkin' network in the 21st century hasn't learned how to schedule its shows.
     
  2. May 16, 2012 #82 of 139
    Steveknj

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    I do the same, but I STILL wish that CBS would just acknowledge that football is going to run long and either move 60 minutes back to 8PM and scrap their current 10PM show, or scrap 60 minutes during foorball season (or as a compromise, they could schedule a few 60 Minute special additions which are 1 longer story that take 30 minutes).

    But I bet that the overruns HELP and not HURT their ratings. People watching the NFL games just stick with the network and watch everything live. We do that quite often since it's just easier sometimes.
     
  3. May 16, 2012 #83 of 139
    mwhip

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    They've learned it's called the biggest lead in they could hope for. NFL football makes more money for the network than anything else. Sunday nights on Fox and CBS during football season I just watch on Hulu or download.
     
  4. May 16, 2012 #84 of 139
    Graymalkin

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    Apparently "The Good Wife" gets its best ratings when NFL football runs over and pushes it into the 10 p.m. hour. Sucks for "The Mentalist," though. But I'll just pad Mentalist for a one-hour overrun and watch it later in the week.

    I'll watch "Made In Jersey" for no other reason than it's got Jersey people outsmarting NYC people :D -- and a hawt Janet Montgomery. Even though she's British. (Born in Jersey? Sure! The original Jersey!) Now if we could just get Emily Mortimer, Keira Knightley, and Kate Beckinsale to be her equally hot British cousins on the show... ;)
     
  5. May 16, 2012 #85 of 139
    astrohip

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    Hopefully not. I have an Elite, so I can diddle with four tuners. The challenge is Sundays is my BIG cable night, and by far my busiest night of the week.. It's the night HBO runs all their dramas & comedies, plus SHO stuff (Big C, etc), plus AMC (Mad Men, Walking Dead, etc), plus yada yada. I also pad many shows, just to be safe, requiring me to keep a close eye and make sure everything gets recorded. Plus Once Upon a Time, plus Simpson's and more, plus... well, you get the idea. And there are one-offs that add even more to the schedule, like Sherlock right now. I record the 1am Sherlock, because I actually have all four tuners going at whatever time it first airs.

    Mentalist just adds one more straw to the poor dromedary's back.

    I think it may cause a bigger problem for the average viewer, especially DVR users. Mentalist's Thursday airing probably doesn't have much conflict for the average two-tuner viewer. Sunday might. And now you have to pad. I can envision gazillions of pissed off viewers.

    Oh well, I'm sure they have thought thru everything, and this is what they think is best for THEM.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 #86 of 139
    steve614

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    Always, always, always, PAD CBS 1 hour (at minimum) for Sunday primetime.

    I can't emphasize that enough.

    Pad CBS on Sundays. :)
     
  7. May 16, 2012 #87 of 139
    Steveknj

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    I hate this trend. Do foreign actors work cheaper than Americans? Seems there's an awful lot of foreign actors playing Americans. While most are good actors and you can't tell unless you listen real close, I just don't get the point.
     
  8. May 16, 2012 #88 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    Not if you live in Mountain or Pacific time zones.

    ;)
     
  9. May 16, 2012 #89 of 139
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yes, I can see that there are SOME advantages to living far from civilization... :D
     
  10. May 16, 2012 #90 of 139
    DevdogAZ

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    Phoenix is somehow "far from civilization" and Minneapolis is not? :confused:

    ;)
     
  11. May 16, 2012 #91 of 139
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Civilization ends at the Mississippi. Most of Minneapolis is technically beyond civilization, but the part that's on the West Bank can easily carry civilization across the bridges from the East Bank. We don't have to ship it way out into the desert.

    (There was, of course, a noticeable drop in civilization here during the year that the 35W bridge was down...)
     
  12. May 16, 2012 #92 of 139
    Steveknj

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    From here in Suburban NYC you all are on the fringes of civilization:

    [media]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steinberg_New_Yorker_Cover.png[/media]
     
  13. May 16, 2012 #93 of 139
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Heh...that reminds me of a conversation I had with comic book inker Joe Rubenstein about 30 years ago. He was inking a cover for a fanzine I was publishing, and we were going to meet up at a convention in Chicago. I paraphrase:

    JOE: You live by there, right?

    ROB: Well, it's about a day's drive. You New Yorkers really don't know anything about geography, do you?

    JOE: No, I know where you are. You're by those lakes.

    ROB (Not sure if he's referring to the Great Lakes or Minnesota's 10,000 lakes): Uh...

    JOE: Where all the blond people live.

    ROB: Yeah, I guess...

    JOE: Where they have the earthquakes.

    ROB: Shoulda quit when you weren't too far behind, Joe...
     
  14. May 16, 2012 #94 of 139
    photoshopgrl

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    Okay I'm confused. If this was a 8pm or 9pm show I'd be all in agreement but with it being a 10pm show, aside from the fact that I record a bazillion things on Sundays at 10pm why would the run over of games affecting the stop time on this particular show be an issue? Just pad it for an hour or so. Surely you don't have that much recording at 11pm that would make this a problem? Or am I missing something??

    It was renewed according to the cancellation table on spoilertv. They no longer have any show listed as undetermined. Zap2It/TVbythenumbers shows it's still in discussions so I don't know. I like this show so I'm really curious now too. I thought it was renewed because I usually just go off spoilertv's list as it's always been correct before.
     
  15. May 16, 2012 #95 of 139
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    According to the conference call the network did with critics early this morning, they were still in discussions and didn't have a final answer. It's possible that information changed by the time CBS did their actual upfront presentation later this morning, and maybe some sites are reflecting the updated info. I'm several hours behind on my witter feed, so I don't know for sure.
     
  16. May 16, 2012 #96 of 139
    photoshopgrl

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    No it appears spoilertv is wrong or jumped the gun because I was looking at that yesterday at work.
     
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    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You're correct, I'm just being an ornery old grouch. I have an Elite, so it's not a huge problem. I just like to complain.

    Plus I've been dealing with lawyers all week (AKA beating one's head against the wall) trying to consummate a huge deal, and I'm ready to shoot the next person who so much as looks at me funny.

    Are you looking funny at me? Yeah, you!
     
  19. May 16, 2012 #99 of 139
    photoshopgrl

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    Maybe I am!
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    Alas, poor photoshopgrl, we knew her well...
     

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