The Mentalist - Sun 18-Jan-08

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by bodosom, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    And their target audience is people who watched the game and then were too lazy to change the channel.

    Which, historically, is a pretty massive audience. That's why they put shows there that they want to give a boost.

    Some day, DVR viewers will be a big enough demographic that the networks will start working around us. Maybe sooner rather than later, but not now. (And of course we might not like the results, since we're less likely to watch their ads...)
     
  2. bodosom

    bodosom Just another tivotee

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    I don't have guide data for tonight but it's a repeat.
     
  3. lew

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    ITA--We have little value to advertisers. Even if we watch the ads:) ...how many ads are for a weekend movie opening. A sale at a B&M store. A preview for a new show on TV tomorrow.
     
  4. Rolow

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    Ah thank you It was Painted in Red I guess Ill have to try find Red Rum.
     
  5. Syzygy

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    There was no CBS Eye Alert in my Inbox for Sunday's "Paint It Red" episode, either!

    Asleep at the switch much, CBS?
     
  6. sieglinde

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    My Tivo caught an episode of a show about helping a family with something. Looked like it was filmed with a video camera not in a studio like a reality show. Deleted real quickly.
     
  7. Syzygy

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    "My Tivo caught an episode of a show about helping a family with something. Looked like it was filmed with a video camera not in a studio like a reality show. Deleted real quickly."

    Wuzzat posted in the wrong thread?

    What duzzat have to do with The Mentalist?
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm guessing the fact that it has nothing to do with The Mentalist is the point...she tried to watch the show on her TiVo, and something wildly different is what was recorded.
     
  9. sieglinde

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    The odd show was labled Mentalist by my Tivo. I don't know why something else was in its place.
     
  10. Bilbrey

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    Well, the episode is available through bit torrent... I don't advocate this as a solution except when the networks screw the viewers over.
     
  11. Church AV Guy

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    I'm on the west coast and I too missed the first half of the show. I'm glad I wasn't alone. I know it was systematic, not personal. :D

    I guess I'll have to wait for re-runs.
     
  12. mattack

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    That was no solution. It needed ~33 minutes of padding in CA. (I was paying attention so I could stop the recording when it was really done.) I still have a bunch I haven't caught up on though.
     
  13. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

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    I pointed that out too, but as you see, it didn't seem to get through the smug layer.

    Here's what happened (Monk reference): The Mentalist started right after the NFL playoff game ended, without the usual adjustment for time zones. This was advertised heavily. When the live game coverage ended, the show started, which was a half hour later than CBS's schedule. But for some reason, at least on the West Coast, the Tribune schedule had a game show listed after the game, and then The Mentalist. That show did not air. Therefore, an unattended recording for The Mentalist started during the middle of the broadcast.
     
  14. sieglinde

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    I didn't even know the playoff game was on.

    I was watching other stuff on my Tivo or a DVD when all this was happening. Not a big deal since I haven't watched the second episode of Mentalist yet. I have been assured it is better than the pilot.
     

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