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No Mad Men in HD for D* or E*


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#61 OFFLINE   dhkinil

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:11 PM

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.

Many of whom can afford dvr's and skip commercials. Within a few years the whole audience thing will be largely meaningless, if you have a dvr you can turn it on 15 minutes late, miss the commercials and still finish at about the same time.

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#62 OFFLINE   dcowboy7

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

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.


But it got a 0.9 in 18-49 (the desired demo) & thats about 1.2 million viewers not 3 million.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:08 PM

Look, clearly there's a market for the show because AMC keeps making it. So the advertising money must be worth it. Now, as to why it's not HD yet... I don't know what to tell you. Someone's playing hardball.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

But it got a 0.9 in 18-49 (the desired demo) & thats about 1.2 million viewers not 3 million.


Maybe they all downloaded it in HD? There is evidence to support that theory.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:46 PM

Hey, we can turn down the color on our TVs, and with an overcompressed SD picture, imagine we're seeing the same sort of quality that Don gets on the tube in his apartment. Gets one into the period "feel." :)

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:53 AM

Many of whom can afford dvr's and skip commercials. Within a few years the whole audience thing will be largely meaningless, if you have a dvr you can turn it on 15 minutes late, miss the commercials and still finish at about the same time.


We've had VCRs for a long time and advertising is still going strong.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:39 AM

We've had VCRs for a long time and advertising is still going strong.

well, I watched some things via vcr and did skip through commercials. I got my first dvr about 5 years ago, and now except for the daily show and occasionally the morning news, I have not seen commercials for five years. I do not think I am alone.

The only exception is the very obvious product placement ads one sees occasionally, e.g., one for a Toyota Corolla in a mystery show, I think, "In Plain Sight."

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:25 PM

Sigh. No Mad Men in HD tonight, and no Rubicon either. Coincidence? I think not.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:44 PM

Sigh. No Mad Men in HD tonight, and no Rubicon either. Coincidence? I think not.


No big deal...both are HD via the net. ;)
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