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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Sep 28, 2010.
I have never seen Dancing with the Stars either and like yourself could care less about it
Just in case some of you, like me, are trying to decide whether to watch recordings of NBC's "Undercovers" or ABC's "The Whole Truth", the fast affiliate ratings are out.
"The Whole Truth" is in serious trouble.
This week compared to last week "Undercovers" lost of 19% of its viewers and 24 percent of the demo and its ratings were way under last year's canceled "Mercy." Yes, it's NBC, but this is an expensive show to leave as the weak lead in to NBC's only powerhouse duo, the two "L&O's".
While I'll post the numbers on the final overnight later today, "Undercovers" and "The Whole Truth" will remain on my external hard drive as "iffy."
Lone Star has already been canceled.
I had high hopes for Undercovers and The Whole Truth but was disappointed in both. I guess I am not alone.
Ok, here's last night's results:
The first problem is that it's Wednesday and for some reason total viewer numbers are lower on Wednesday. That's something I don't understand.
As noted in an earlier post this morning, "Undercovers" did experience a pretty sizeable drop in audience, but it's still within margins. Because it's NBC I expect it to do a full season unless it loses another 1.5 million viewers.
At 10 pm, "The Whole Truth" has below standard numbers. If ABC cancels it, we'll likely see "20/20" appear here unless they've got something really, really great up their sleeve they want to waste on a max of 8 million viewers.
The only reason I can think for Wednesday having less viewership might be because many, many churches have their bible study or Iwana or faith fellowship, or whatever you might call it - on that night. Almost every church in our area has full parking lots on Wednesday night. When I lived in the south, the Baptist churches all had some sort of religious night on Wednesdays.
Excellent thoughts. I never considered that, but I bet it's why Wednesday never has big/popular shows...with exceptions like Survivor (this season) & Modern Family.
Hmmm. Thanks for the input. I would never have thought of that. Guess what parking lots I don't pay any attention to. Boy am I unaware.:eek2:
Also, the affiliate in Milwaukee showed the game; Madison did not.
ABC's "My Generation" a 8 pm is in trouble. "The Apprentice" which is cheap to produce still isn't performing satisfactorily.
How do the numbers for "Fringe" look compared to last season? They don't look good to me, but maybe this is nothing new.
They aren't good numbers, but "Fringe" some weeks got numbers like that last fall. I'd guess this is the last season, at least I'd be writing in that direction. But then again, Fox has problems at 9 pm. So I don't know what they're going to do.
meh, I don't know if I'd worry too much about Chuck at this point. Those numbers are actually pretty typical for that show. It's on NBC first of all it's not like they have a bunch of bigger and better shows just waiting to replace it. Also it's up against some real tough competition. Chuck has a smallish audience but very loyal, plus it's gotten advertiser support in the past (Subway) and they've instituted cost-saving measures (does that mean the cast and crew agreed to work for less, not really sure here) so it runs pretty lean from what I hear for a scripted show. I think NBC would consider cutting quite a few other shows in it's roster before it gets to Chuck, unless of course it's ratings drop even more.
Chase is a goner in my dvr. I tried 1 1/4 episodes. I already have "In Plain Sight". I do not need a remake so soon.
As of 9PM this evening, "My Generation" is cancelled.
Damn, I have a good friend who's role starts in episode 4. :nono2:
I canned "The Event" already from my DVR. The time shifting killed it for me.
I thought Five-O was good and Chase is Ok, enough so that I'll leave it in.
Running a little late today, but here is Friday:
Nothing surprising here. Typical Friday. Ignoring The CW, CBS has the only ratings that justify the cost of producing a scripted show.
ABC's reruns and "20/20" probably generate enough revenue to keep the lights on, as does NBC's "Dateline NBC" and Fox's rerun of "House."
Fox's "The Good Guys" is dead, just not buried yet.
NBC's "Outlaw" is generating Primetime Leno revenue at twice or three times the cost providing the affiliates with that same worthless level of local news lead in. As a consolation for the affiliates, it's worth noting that "Outlaw" did produce a bigger audience than Thursday's "The Apprentice" which probably cost half to produce.
Now that ABC has canceled it's Thursday 8 pm "My Generation", one has to wonder what they are going to do with "The Whole Truth" on Wednesday at 10 pm.
To summarize the upside of NBC, of the M-F 15 hours of prime time, they do have 9½ hours of stuff that gets over 6 million viewers, counting the four hours of "The Biggest Loser" and "Dateline NBC." The downside is it doesn't look like they will have an hour where they'll average over 10 million for the season. Here's the NBC "winners" that attracted over 6 million viewers two weeks in a row:
Monday at 9 pm "The Event" and at 10 pm "Chase"
Tuesday 8-10 pm "The Biggest Loser"
Wednesday at 8 pm "Undercovers", at 9 pm "L&O:SVU" and at 10 pm "L&O:LA"
Thursday 9-9:30 pm "The Office"
Friday 8-10 pm "Dateline NBC"
Yes, Virginia there still is a "Chuck" but folks aren't watching it.
Maybe they'll move it back to being a summer series where it put up good enough numbers to earn it a second season this year.
It's one of only 3 cop shows I'm still watching. Prime time viewing is just over saturated with cop shows right now.