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No Mad Men in HD for D* or E*

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mark Walters, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. gully_foyle

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    Rubicon looks interesting, too.
     
  2. Paul E Fox II

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    I thought that the E* customers had AMC-HD...is that not the case?
     
  3. sigma1914

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    No they don't.
     
  4. Paul E Fox II

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    Well...in that case, I'm not quite a jealous as I was.

    Still can't bring myself to watch them however. I guess I'll just have to wait for the Blu-ray releases.
     
  5. dhkinil

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    If you are willing to pay you can get via VOD next day from Amazon
     
  6. dcowboy7

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    On the overnite ratings MM got 2.9 million viewers up from 2.8 for show #1 of last season.

    18-49 #s n/a still.
     
  7. dhkinil

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    It is a great show, we watch it every week and pine all winter, spring and early summer for its return, but that said, when all is said and done <3 mm viewers is less than 1% of the U.S., and a non trivial percent of them have a dvr,. set it to record. then waited until it was part way over so they could avoid commercials. Sadly, broadcasting either OTA, via cable or DBS is a failing business model and the people involved in it have to figure out an alternative, preferably HD, distribution system or they won't be around in a few years. So all the fussing by D*, E* Rainbow Media or Comcrap over carrying it is a waste. Been to a brick and mortar Blockbuster or Circuit City lately?
     
  8. dcowboy7

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    As long as you watch the show on the dvr by 3am its still counted in that rating just as if you watched it "live".
     
  9. NYSmoker

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    FIOS competes with Cablevision right in it's backyard, Long Island. CV won't let FIOS have MSG or MSG+ HD and runs ads stating such. CV did let D* have MSG HD so it might not be a competitive move, more likely it is slow going like most new HD on D* seems to be.
     
  10. 21hawk

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    Mad Men is the most popular iTunes TV download today, wonder how many 18-49 year olds there?
     
  11. kmax

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    Did anyone else catch the DirecTV commercial comparing their number of HD channels vs. E* at the end of Mad Men? I had to laugh, even my wife commented on it.

    Disclaimer: Not whining, I know it will get here when it gets here. Just the irony of it all.
     
  12. Mark Walters

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    Yes, but I bet if you watch at 3 AM, or even 2 AM, that you don't watch commercials, and that message is getting to advertisers, so again, the current broadcast model is not going to last much longer. Also, note the posts on legal downloads from Amazon and iTunes.................
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Would be good to have a reliable source, as opposed to the rumor mill repeated on a website. ;):D

    Nothing new in Swanni's statement. Most folks knew negotiations were underway for a while already.

    If a price point can be reached in those discussions...you'll see AMC HD soon enough thereafter. Also nothing new there.
     
  15. dcowboy7

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    Final #s in:

    2.918 million viewers & 0.9 in 18-49.

    So still hasnt cracked the 1.0.
     
  16. 21hawk

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    Check the Sopranos ratings, before the proliferation of online content, 18-49 wasn't terribly impressive, would you argue that it wasn't a successful entity? Again, Mad Men is dominating iTunes and amazon, would think that those trend to the younger side.
     
  17. 21hawk

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    Which of the dance partners is stepping on toes?
     
  18. dcowboy7

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    But sopranos was on a pay channel with alot less audience reach tham amc so naturally the ratings would be lower anyways.
     
  19. 21hawk

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    Didn't say they were lower, just that the 18-49 was a small part of overall ratings, about one-fourth, in an age when online accessibility was virtually non existent.
     
  20. SPACEMAKER

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    Mad Men appeals to a very select audience and attracts viewers that are extremely attractive to advertisers. 3 million desirable viewers is better than 6 million of which 5 million are lowest common denominator.
     

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