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Old 05-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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AWAKE season finale (episode 13) next week... Think it's coming back?

As usual I'm recording, but not watching, because I'm afraid of getting burned again.

Already found out ALCATRAZ isn't coming back, so that was a royal waste of hard drive space. (And to think I already burned the first four to DVD. Sheesh!)

Think AWAKE has a chance? I haven't read anything about its ratings.

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Old 05-18-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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It's already been cancelled.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1510531.html
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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I watched Alcatraz and feel it was a total waste of my time because nothing got wrapped up or explained in the end. Hopefully, Awake will tie everything together and give us a good explanation. If they do, then it will have been worth my time because I have enjoyed it every week. Now that I think about it, I didn't even enjoy Alcatraz each week.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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I have the last two episodes of Awake on my DVR still. Doubt I will watch them. Was there a resolution to what's going on with him? If not, no need to watch in my opinion.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
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I have the last two episodes of Awake on my DVR still. Doubt I will watch them. Was there a resolution to what's going on with him? If not, no need to watch in my opinion.
There is still one more episode left. It seems to be moving toward resolution (at least the police conspiracy part).
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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There is still one more episode left. It seems to be moving toward resolution (at least the police conspiracy part).
I will just wait till after the finale and check back here to see if they resolved anything before deciding whether to watch or delete.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #7
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I don't blame some people for being weary about getting hooked on a show to just have it be cancelled I have enjoyed the show, and I hope the creators at least write something up explaining where they were going to go with the show.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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It's already been cancelled.
So you're saying that "AWAKE" has been "put to sleep".
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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I have the last two episodes of Awake on my DVR still. Doubt I will watch them. Was there a resolution to what's going on with him?...


Ummm...

Not without the final episode having even aired yet.
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Ummm...

Not without the final episode having even aired yet.
I thought I had the final two episodes, not the second and third to final episodes.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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The finale airs next week.
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I haven't read anything about its ratings.
The ratings for Awake have been HORRIBLE. The last episode got a 0.7 in Adults 18-49. Without doing any research, I'm going to guess that that is the worst rating in history for a scripted program on one of the big four broadcast networks.

But I'm watching to the end. I think it's a great show and wish it could have brought decent ratings and been renewed. But as it is, I'm just glad NBC committed to running all 13 episodes.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
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The ratings for Awake have been HORRIBLE. The last episode got a 0.7 in Adults 18-49. Without doing any research, I'm going to guess that that is the worst rating in history for a scripted program on one of the big four broadcast networks.

But I'm watching to the end. I think it's a great show and wish it could have brought decent ratings and been renewed. But as it is, I'm just glad NBC committed to running all 13 episodes.
Just to add to what you already mentioned, the ratings dropped 50% through the first 5 episodes in both demo (2.0 -> 1.0) and viewers (~6mil -> ~3mil).
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Since Awake was such a failure for NBC, why do they have Saving Hope on the schedule for next fall. From the NBC website, the premise is :"Surgeon Charlie is lost somewhere between life and death. Will he be able to get back home?". From everything I have read about it, sounds like a show in the same vein as Awake.
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Since Awake was such a failure for NBC, why do they have Saving Hope on the schedule for next fall. From the NBC website, the premise is :"Surgeon Charlie is lost somewhere between life and death. Will he be able to get back home?". From everything I have read about it, sounds like a show in the same vein as Awake.
I think NBC realizes that the content of the shows they put on the air right now is kind of irrelevant. Based solely on quality, Parks and Recreation should be getting Big Bang Theory ratings, and Awake should be getting Person of Interest ratings. But the fact is that a show on CBS just gets tons more viewers just by virtue of being on CBS, and a show on NBC just gets tons fewer viewers just by virtue of being on NBC. NBC execs are just throwing crap against the wall and hoping something will stick, but whether anything will eventually stick has little to do with the premise of the show.
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I think NBC realizes that the content of the shows they put on the air right now is kind of irrelevant. Based solely on quality, Parks and Recreation should be getting Big Bang Theory ratings, and Awake should be getting Person of Interest ratings. But the fact is that a show on CBS just gets tons more viewers just by virtue of being on CBS, and a show on NBC just gets tons fewer viewers just by virtue of being on NBC. NBC execs are just throwing crap against the wall and hoping something will stick, but whether anything will eventually stick has little to do with the premise of the show.
P&R isn't in the same league as BBT

But obviously I'm not a fan of P&R and you are
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P&R isn't in the same league as BBT
You're right. From a quality standpoint, they're not even close. P&R is miles ahead of BBT in quality and humor. I love both shows, but there's no comparison in terms. BBT is very broad and appeals to the typical CBS viewer, while P&R is much sharper and inventive.
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Just to add to what you already mentioned, the ratings dropped 50% through the first 5 episodes in both demo (2.0 -> 1.0) and viewers (~6mil -> ~3mil).
The show wasn't that bad, even the first five episodes... do you guys think it was "too hard to figure out what's going on" for the average viewer? I thought that with the green/red filters and him looking at his wrist every time he woke up , it was incredibly easy. If not that, then what?
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The show wasn't that bad, even the first five episodes... do you guys think it was "too hard to figure out what's going on" for the average viewer? I thought that with the green/red filters and him looking at his wrist every time he woke up , it was incredibly easy. If not that, then what?
Like I said above, I don't think it has anything to do with content or quality. I just think NBC doesn't have many viewers overall, so that's going to show up in their launch of a new series. It's very common for a new show to get a decent sampling at the beginning and then drop a bit after the first few episodes. If a show debuts to a 3.5 and 13 million viewers, and then settles in to a 2.3 and 8 million viewers, nobody would think much about it. That's basically what happened with Awake, but it just started out with lower ratings and fewer viewers, so when the same number of viewers left, it looks much worse by comparison.

But then again, never underestimate the stupidity of the average viewer. Even the visual cues that should make it easy to follow were probably a little too confusing for some.
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But I'm watching to the end. I think it's a great show and wish it could have brought decent ratings and been renewed.
This, this, this.

The past two episodes have been phenomenal. Even knowing it's being cancelled, the existing episodes are well worth watching. One of the best dramas on television right now.
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You're right. From a quality standpoint, they're not even close. P&R is miles behind of BBT in quality and humor. I love both shows, but there's no comparison in terms. BBT is very broad and appeals to the typical CBS viewer, while P&R is much sharper and inventive.
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