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NBC Cancels "The Playboy Club"

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by bobukcat, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 #1 of 24

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    That didn't take long! My wife and I watched the first two on DVR and found it to be somewhat entertaining and I thought they had a pretty decent story setup for at least a season. Apparently this show faced a lot of opposition from parental groups and others right from the beginning, personally I don't understand that as there was (so far) no where near as much near nudity and sexual references than almost any other show on TV in the same time slot. I guess just the mention of the word "Playboy" was probably enough to make up some people's minds.

  2. Oct 4, 2011 #2 of 24

    SledgeHammer Icon

    Dec 28, 2007
    lol :D.
  3. Oct 4, 2011 #3 of 24

    SledgeHammer Icon

    Dec 28, 2007
    lol :D.
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    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    i only watched it because of all the opposition there was telling local affiliates not to broadcast the episode. I too wondered why all the banter about the show, it was tame even boring as those 60's bunny outfits hardly showed anything at all. Should have expected it would suck because it was on the Nothing But Crap network.....
  5. Oct 4, 2011 #5 of 24
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I DVRed but got bored with the first episode.

    Also, I pointed out on another forum that it seemed like TV suicide to air it on Mondays opposite Monday Night Football. Seems to me the audience for this show would have been in the MNF crowd... so guaranteed to be DVRing it and watching later, i.e. not live, which means ratings nightmares.
  6. Oct 4, 2011 #6 of 24
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    We turned it off after the first 25 minutes of the first episode...

    And we have a pretty high tollerance for shows to grow and mature.

    Still surprised that it is axed after 3 episodes, and the money/time that went into promoting it.
  7. Oct 4, 2011 #7 of 24

    pfueri Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    This show was not that bad ! NBC sucks ! If you look at all of NBC ratings they are low even there shows they have kept over the years that are still on like Parenthood ! The only high rated show is Sunday night football for NBC . All of NBCS sitcoms suck and have low ratings but are still on like the office and the community to name a few . For NBC the Playboy Clubs ratings were not all that bad and might have got better . This is why NBC has crappy rating because they keep crappy shows and get rid of good ones !
  8. Oct 5, 2011 #8 of 24

    texasmoose Icon

    May 24, 2007
    Nielsen needs to be axed! This show definitely had potential. NBC you suck!
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    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    The problem I see is Playboy's ratings kept going down and was putting up CW type numbers. When twice as many people are watching one of the other 2 networks (Fox & CW have gone to local programming), you have to do something.
  10. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yeah I agree, don't they count all the people that record it and watch it later? And with DVR's and now TV's connected to the internet, can't they count those people too?
  11. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    It is covered in the journals.
  12. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    Hmmm, I actually liked this show. One of the few shows that my wife and I would watch together.
  13. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I could swear I read that they were taking DVRs into account when they did the counting. I haven't watched the show yet, probably won't now.

    I used to spend some time in the Playboy Casino in Atlantic City when it first opened up. I gotta admit I was pretty disappointed by the Bunnies. Naturally, my girlfriend hated the place....:lol:

  14. Dario33

    Dario33 Godfather

    Dec 15, 2008
    Too bad, but expected. Show was far from great, but I agree it had potential.
  15. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Advertisers are slowly starting to give some value to Live+sameday. Some have started looking at "ad view" data off of DVRs for within 3 days. Some of the networks are trying to persuade advertisers to give value to VOD. Advertisers have no interest in viewer ad-skipping-sometime-in-the-next-month viewing data for obvious reasons. (Of course, they don't care about my viewing habits at all because I'm over 50, well over....)
  16. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The production quality lacked somewhat.

    The foundation had lots of possibilities but we don't need another look at the evildoings of the mafioso. I would have liked to have seen kind of an American Dreams motif about the people and entertainers who visited the club.
  17. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    One other factor that may have affected Playboy Club, but Pan Am and other period pieces is the ack of oppertunity for product placement.
  18. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Good point. You are limited to products and companies that existed in the time when the period piece is set... so no modern computer product placement, for example... though you could have IBM typewriters or some other thing product-placed to still advertise that company.
  19. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

    Feb 5, 2009
    It lasted a week longer than I thought it would. Pan Am should follow shortly.
  20. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm not so sure about "Pan Am" just yet. It's situation against "Sunday Night Football" pretty much means ABC would have to abandoned the time slot and find something else to start over with after football season. It's ratings so far aren't as bad as "The Playboy Club":


    We'll see after next Sunday how the ratings look.

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