NBC beaten in ratings by Univision and USA

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by WhiskeyTango, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey


    Things keep getting worse for NBC. Last night they posted a 1.2 in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Univision posted a 1.4, beating NBC for the second time in 4 weeks and USA, showing a repeat of NCIS and two hours of wrestling posted a 1.5. How long can NBC survive at this pace? They canceled The Playboy Club with a 1.2 rating was yanked and replaced with a repeat of Prime Suspect, 0.7 rating. I think they decide their programming using Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    in what time slot? What was the program?
  3. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    Over the full course of the night during prime time.

    ________________NBC USA
    Adults 18-49 rating 1.2 1.5
    Adults 18-34 rating 1.0 1.3
    Adults 25-54 rating 1.5 1.6
    Total Viewers (mil) 3.872 4.341
    HH rating 2.4 2.5

    It was The Sing Off and Prime Suspect for NBC, NCIS and WWE Raw for USA, and Teresa, La Fuerza del Destino” (The Power of Destiny) and Don Francisco Presenta (Don Francisco Presents) for Univision.
  4. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Man the script just writes itself for 30 Rock.
  5. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles


    Ever since "The Jay Leno Show" debacle, I'm amazed at how they managed to almost completely destroy their prime time and late night ratings.
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    The sad thing is, that I don't think their programming is any worse (or better) than any of the other networks. So, there's a disconnect here, and I'm not sure what it is.
  7. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    I think it may be a reputation thing at this point. They've had some bad shows and worse choices (the whole Leno thing). People have been turned off and now won't bother even giving NBC a chance. I don't believe any of their new shows this year did well in the ratings. Other networks at least saw some initial interest in shows even if that interest has since gone away. NBC just never had it to begin with.
  8. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I don't even pay attention to what network a show is on. If I think a show looks good, I go my my DirecTV app on my iPhone and add it to my DVR. I then just watch it when it shows up.

    Like I'm watching 2 Broke Girls. I honestly don't know what network it is on.
  9. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    So how do you know the show exists?
  10. swinca

    swinca Menace to society

    Jun 19, 2003
    Jaw-ja y'all
    Not only do I not know what network some shows I watch are on, I don't even know when they are on. If a show sounds like something I would like from hearing about it on TCF or a commercial or something, I search for it on my DVR and add it. Then when it shows up on my DVR I watch it.
  11. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    I dont want to speak for Hoffer but for me:

    tvline, futon critic, imdb, eonline and entertainment weekly
  12. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    For me it's mostly this forum, and the occasional commercial.
  13. RandomTask

    RandomTask New Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    And that is the issue. Like CBS on the BBT, you should use Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. More choices.
  14. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Or they see ABC is doing Once Upon a Time. And they counter with a lesser cast and come up with Grimm. Maybe it will have something good, but really?? They just have idiots running their programming. It is pretty obvious.
  15. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    The thing is, most people don't watch TV this way. I believe DVR's are only in about 33% of households. So the majority of people are still plopping down on the couch and tuning in to watch their shows, meaning they know what channel it's on. For whatever reason, NBC has fallen out of favor with the viewing public.
  16. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    Darn, I kind of like Prime Suspect. Well, I like Maria Bello. With a 0.7, I wonder if they'll even finish airing the episodes they have. I'm surprised The Sing Off is doing so poorly. I've never seen it, but I thought all those Dancing/Singing/Talent type shows did well.
  17. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    That 0.7 was a repeat of last weeks episode. It is being shown in place of The Playboy Club after it was canceled. The original airing of Prime Suspect pulled in a 1.5 last week.
  18. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    wait...once upon a time and Grimm are not the same show? Now I am confused.
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It's not like ABC had Once Upon A Time already greenlighted and then NBC decided to copy them. All of these shows were in development at the same time, and the networks likely made their decisions on which shows to order to series independently. While both shows have themes related to fables/fairy tales, I think that's where the similarities will end. And even if they do share more similarities than that, you can't claim NBC copied ABC. It's just as likely that ABC copied NBC or that the projects were developed independently.
  20. Flop

    Flop Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I know people who won't watch NBC at all due to their perceived bias in news reporting and affiliation with MSNBC.

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