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ATTN House/Alcatraz fans Daytona 500 now set for 7 p.m. start 2/27/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by cj9788, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. joshjr

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    Unless it came on after 12:15am Central time then it sure didnt. I didnt think to try the west coast channels but I would be surprised if they aired it.
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    It couldn't have been on. The race was on past 1am Eastern time which is past 10pm Pacific and we all know FOX goes local at 10pm in your TZ.
     
  3. David Ortiz

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    It was on ... in Canada.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    Ahhh, well that's not FOX.
     
  5. David Ortiz

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    Correct, but it explains why the torrent sites have it.
     
  6. Laxguy

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    Nice work!

    For those wishing to use a camera- such as those of us who don't or can't use a computer screen shot, I've had good luck pausing the screen, and moving in to just fill the screen, manual settings @ 50mm, filling the screen.
     
  7. phrelin

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    According to this:
    And both shows did not air last night in the San Francisco Bay Area nor are they available to Dish viewers on line today.
     
  8. Sixto

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    I guess having the episodes out of order doesn't matter. Hmmm.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    I was just thinking the same thing.
     
  10. phrelin

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    The episode description is "Clarence Montgomery was the only innocent man in Alcatraz but he's returned and is committing crimes." I can't imagine that the showrunners planned that episode as one which would offer any meaningful information that might affect the episodes now being shown ahead of it.:rolleyes:

    Since they could have shown the episodes in order by just pushing everything out a week, they chose to not do that. It's Fox, the sports and gameshow network. If something prevented a playoff game from being completed on its assigned date, I'm sure they'd just move on to The World Series or The Super Bowl by randomly selecting one of the teams to play, or they would show an episode of "American Idol" with a couple of contestants just missing having drawn the short straws. Bottom line, at Fox viewers of scripted shows "get no respect." :nono2:
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Hows this for helping FOX's ratings:

    Fox's impromptu primetime coverage of a rain-delayed Daytona 500 rained on everyone else's parade, driving almost every rival down in viewership. What's more, by averaging 14.24 million total viewers and a 4.5 demo rating, Fox's NASCAR coverage about doubled its typical House/Alcatraz numbers and thus led the network to a rare Monday win on both counts (tvline.com)
    AND Fox earned a 7.7 overnight Nielsen rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500's debut in primetime, which saw Matt Kenseth take the checkered flag. That figure is down 6% from an 8.2 overnight for Trevor Bayne's win last year, which aired on a Sunday afternoon (Sports Business Daily).
    AND II: Fox carried special coverage of the Daytona 500, which was delayed from Sunday by rain, and it averaged a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating and 11 share from 8 to 11 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, just ahead of NBC's 4.4/11. But the Daytona 500 was not the night's top show. That honor once again went to NBC's "The Voice," which averaged a 5.4 from 8 to 10 p.m., down 7 percent from the previous week but once again dominating its timeslot. Ratings for Fox's NASCAR coverage are approximate as fast nationals measure timeslot and not actual program data. Fox also finished first for the night among households with an 8.1 average overnight rating and a 12 share. NBC was second at 7.3/11, CBS third at 6.3/10, ABC fourth at 5.6/9, Univision fifth at 1.8/3, CW sixth at 0.9/1 and Telemundo seventh at 0.7/1.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    +1

    At least so far I don't think it'd have made a diff. Perhaps towards the end it will.
     
  13. Sixto

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    Every episode they reveal a little of the mythology, so maybe the pieces don't always need to be in any particular order.
     
  14. phrelin

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    Rest assured the prime time Daytona 500 made News Corp a bundle. And if you, as an owner of a Fox affiliate, don't care what happens next week or next year because you made a few extra bucks last night, it's great.

    But this is a spin view of the ratings. IMHO Fox and ABC are competing to see who can join the "Primetime Leno" NBC in the shallow end of the broadcast network advertising revenue pool.

    Fox can't make a scripted series work ratings-wise. Since they have 11 prime time hours over 6 nights to fill with ad supported programming, this could be a problem. Or maybe not because we all will be shelling out $1 a month in retrans fees because Fox isn't keeping Rupert Murdoch happy with ad revenue.
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    Maybe FOX will ask NASCAR to make next year's races all take place during primetime on a weeknight.
     
  16. Lord Vader

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    Considering last night was a rare night where very few good things were on TV, including major sporting events, it's no surprise FOX received good ratings.
     
  17. phrelin

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    "Good" TV and good ratings aren't necessarily the same thing.;)
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    Agreed, 100%.
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    It's also not a surprise considering the only thing that gets better ratings than NASCAR is the NFL.
     
  20. Lord Vader

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    I didn't say they were. Do not infer that which I did not imply.

    Last night was a dry night on television, network TV especially. It's no surprise the Daytona 500 got such boffo ratings.

    BTW, is it over yet? :p
     

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