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#101 OFFLINE   John Strk

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

The pilot was ok but I found myself quickly getting bored with the 2nd episode. The only new show I'm looking forward now is the Last Resort!
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#102 OFFLINE   renbutler

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:09 AM

This might be a starting point. http://tvdramas.abou.../cancel0506.htm
Why don't you just Google it?


Thanks, but I did Google it. I found some sporadic ratings info about The Event, but not a direct week 1-2 comparison.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

TBoneit - they crossed the deserts with railroads in the 1860s with no electricity. With all the flooded towns we saw, there's an ample supply of water.

I'll keep watching for a bit, in hopes that some of these bits get answered.. I mean, how cool would it be to see an ironclad like the Monitor berthed on Lake Michigan? steam-powered, no electricity.

...and yet the string for the girl's crossbow is just as elastic (and, hence, deadly) as it was when it was manufactured... I don't think these things last 15 years.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:23 AM

I just realized that futoncritic.com has archived ratings information.

Week 1-2 ratings change:

Revolution -- -14.3%
The Event -- -21.6%

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

Thanks, but I did Google it. I found some sporadic ratings info about The Event, but not a direct week 1-2 comparison.


Here you go
http://en.wikipedia....ent_Ratings.png

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The pilot episode received 10.88 million viewers and a 3.6/9 adults 18–49 rating/share, placing third in its timeslot at 9:00 pm ET.[48] After averaging 9.1 million viewers for the first four episodes, NBC picked up the series for a full season.[1]

However, by the final episode of 2010 on November 29, the series had cut its audience by 46% and its demo rating by 48%, to 5.83 million and a 1.9/5 respectively,[49] although both of these were up noticeably from the previous week.[50] On November 15, NBC announced that The Event would be going into hiatus after the November 29 episode, and would return on February 28, 2011[51] (later pushed back to March 7).[52] Upon its return, the series received 5.23 million viewers and a then-series-low 1.4/4 18–49 rating/share;[53] the latter of these figures represented a 26% plunge from the fall finale.[54] The series has since gone as low as 3.85 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share in 18–49, first on April 18[55] and again on May 9.[56]


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

Yeah, wikipedia was the first place I tried, but it didn't compare week 1 to week 2.

Thankfully, futoncritic had what I was looking for (see post #104 above).

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:30 AM

Of course in week two Revolution was also up against the season premier of Castle and Hawaii Five-O too I believe. So week two is probably a better indicator as to how well it'll do against real competition in its timeslot. Still haven't watched week two, probably won't until I get a better idea if it's going to survive for more than one season, so I'll be letting them build up for a while.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

From reading somewhere else, it seems the 2nd episode beat out both Castle and Hawaii Five-O premiers! Interesting.

I'm rather surprised that it would beat out Castle, but not all that surprised that it beat Hawaii Five-O.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

I just realized that futoncritic.com has archived ratings information.

Week 1-2 ratings change:

Revolution -- -14.3%
The Event -- -21.6%


Revolution premiere: 11.65 million viewers, second episode: 9.29 million viewers, so it had only 79.7% of the premiere viewers, or was -20.3%.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

The pilot was ok but I found myself quickly getting bored with the 2nd episode. The only new show I'm looking forward now is the Last Resort!


Couldn't agree more and I really like these kind of shows, I fell asleep by the 30 minute mark. Can't take much more of the girl bitching about killing someone or following someone when she is entirely wrong and proven so the next minute. That kind of crap gets old in every show.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

Thanks for saving me the aggravation guys! I figured it was gonna end this way just based on the lame-o trailers. What caused the blackout? Nobody knows, including the writers. Just like "Lost", millions going nowhere fast. These shows don't NEED a solution, they just need more bogus mysteries every week. More straw dogs. Same as X-Files, the bogeyman is always shifting around, with no set premise or center. It gets old fast. Since without a central, defined evil, nothing ever really matters in a show of this sort, the audience is guaranteed to get ripped off over time. SEE: Last ep of Lost.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:08 PM

There was one thing in the second episode that irked me and.......
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If the necklace supposedly would turn the power back on, why wait 15 years to do so? I'm hoping they divulge why dear ol dad never made his way to the lady in the attic in 15 years.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:32 PM

Revolution premiere: 11.65 million viewers, second episode: 9.29 million viewers, so it had only 79.7% of the premiere viewers, or was -20.3%.


I based it on the 18-49 rating percentage.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for saving me the aggravation guys! I figured it was gonna end this way just based on the lame-o trailers. What caused the blackout? Nobody knows, including the writers. Just like "Lost", millions going nowhere fast. These shows don't NEED a solution, they just need more bogus mysteries every week. More straw dogs. Same as X-Files, the bogeyman is always shifting around, with no set premise or center. It gets old fast. Since without a central, defined evil, nothing ever really matters in a show of this sort, the audience is guaranteed to get ripped off over time. SEE: Last ep of Lost.


Lost intrigued me the entire way ... except the last episode. While, yeah, that aspect of it kinda sucked, the journey was well worth it to me.

I'm finding this show intriguing as well, but ... I also realize that the general populace will turn their nose at this type of show. I'll happily watch it until the point it finishes it's run - likely one season. For this program, it will be about the journey because I don't expect there to be an end. I'll be pleasantly surprised if there is.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

Why does science fiction / fantasy have to be accurate? I think it's pretty cool looking at the what-if scenarios of an apocalypse ... the reason behind it is fairly irrelevant in my humble opinion.
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#116 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:27 AM

Why? Because, if the blackout had happened, the first reaction would be "why" with "who did it", "how" and "how do we counteract it" being in the mix there.

If the *audience* notices things, you can damn well be sure that, in 'real life' these questions would have come up. Why no steam trains? What keeps the electricity in our bodies safe?

Shows like this usually have "bibles" with the rules they have, the ones they created and ones they leave open. The SF series Babylon 5 had their "rules for magic" before the first frame was filmed. How telepathy worked. How hyperspace worked. and they didn't violate the laws of physics everywhere else (no spaceships banking in a vaccuum as if they were flying in an atmosphere).

If I'm going to get invested in a show, there's some stretches I'll make. I'll "give" on DNA results coming back in hours instead of weeks for cop shows - that's just 'improving' the tech we have. But I won't give on cars falling into a swamp and having their windows crack in 4 feet of water from the 'pressure'.

In the case of Revolution, I'll give on there being something or someone who could cause the blackout - but it has to hold together beyond that. I'm still giving this one a chance because they may yet have answers for the seeming inconsistencies.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:18 AM

...and yet, every one of you nitpicking skeptics were fine and dandy with warp drives, sliders, DeLorean time machines and beam me up, Scottie. You're so busy patting yourself on the back for spotting insignificant inconsistencies that you are missing out on the enjoyment of the story.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:14 AM

Good point Nick, I dont see why this show is getting slammed so much when there have been many previous shows that have taken just as many liberties with the laws of physics

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

...and yet, every one of you nitpicking skeptics were fine and dandy with warp drives, sliders, DeLorean time machines and beam me up, Scottie. You're so busy patting yourself on the back for spotting insignificant inconsistencies that you are missing out on the enjoyment of the story.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:54 AM

My recording of the last episode was terrible. Terribly pixelated to the point of droppping to black once in a while. It was hardly worth watching.

It's one thing to accept premises that can't be proven (warp drive, magic, etc) and another thing to try to accept not using proven concepts like steam power.




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