I HATE the Networks

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hcour, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    So I'm four eps into Braindead. Funny, strange, interesting, unique.

    Annnnd it's been cancelled. Naturally.

    Meanwhile, MacGyver is still with us.
     
  2. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    Brain Dead was a summer filler show. Most of them are one-shot deals. If you watch the entire season then you'll realize it doesn't really warrant a 2nd season. It's still worth a watch.

    The quality of a show has no bearing on whether it should be on TV or not. It's all about the ratings. Nobody says you have to watch MacGyver. I stopped watching it after a few episodes.
     
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  3. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    If it mattered that much to you, you should have asked if it was cancelled before you started watching it months after the fact.
     
  4. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Don't hate the networks. Hate America, who would rather watch MacGuyver than BrainDead. ;)

    (Could that be why ISIS really hates us? Hmmmm...)
     
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  6. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    It was cancelled Oct 16th: BrainDead, American Gothic Not Returning for Season 2

    I'd suggest to always keep an eye on TVline to know if shows have been cancelled or renewed before investing time in them.
    And as noted above, if it's a summer show never count on those sticking around, they are just filler of stuff that wasn't "good enough" to make it for the main fall/winter seasons.
     
  7. jamesl

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    you could always watch
    Better off Ted
    or
    Pushing Up Daisies

    wait ...
    I mean
    you could always watch Scorpion
     
  8. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have all the episodes on my TiVo and have been debating watching them. Does the story get wrapped up at the end so I won't feel like I'm left hanging?
     
  9. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Tivo n00b

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    "I hate television, I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts."
    --Orson Welles
     
  10. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    yes
     
  11. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    Ah! That's good news. This show deserves a conclusion.
     
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    This really explains a LOT about our recent events now doesn't it? :)
     
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I don't get why it should matter that you should know if a show got cancelled before you watch it. If the show was entertaining, it shouldn't matter.

    I have the same feeling as the OP. But CBS leans to an older demo who's much more nostalgic than the younger demos. That's why McGyver and 400 versions of CSI/NCIS and other shows of the same ilk are popular. Most shows on CBS follow the same formula. There have been little edgy stuff on CBS over the last few years. Maybe The Good Wife is about it that I can remember that doesn't really follow the formula. Even their comedies are all of the traditional style, complete with laugh track. Again few exceptions. Life in Pieces is one.
     
  14. KungFuCow

    KungFuCow Thread Killer

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    Better Off Ted was greatness.... one of the worst cancellations ever.
     
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  15. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    CBS put the show out there. They can't force people to watch.
     
  16. Crow159

    Crow159 The CoVid Compadre

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    It could also have something to do with people recording the whole season of a show and watching it 6 months later, which doesn't help the ratings.
     
  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure they don't have a way of knowing if I record it and watch it in a week or 6 months later (unless you are one of the households that supplies rating data).

    Scott
     
  18. Crow159

    Crow159 The CoVid Compadre

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    What DVR are you using to record your shows, because I'm pretty sure that TiVo, cable, and satellite companies sell the data they collect from their DVRs to get the Live+Same Day, Live+3 Days, and Live+7 Days ratings?
     
  19. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Oh good point if the network is buying TiVo's data.

    Scott
     
  20. Worf

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    Yes, TiVo and everyone else is selling viewing data to the networks. Unless you Opt Out of the data collection per the privacy policy, then your viewing habits will NOT be part of the data sold in aggregate.
     

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