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NBC picks up 'Community,' 'Parks' & 'Mercy'

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Several media sites are reporting that NBC has picked up "Community", "Parks & Recreation", and "Mercy" for a full season. The explanations from NBC are downright weird. All of these shows have "Leno" level ratings except they are not in the 10:00 pm time slot.

    While I know NBC has nothing out there to fill in, this is.... Well I don't know what it is.

    We are recording all three, though.

    Check The Live Feed report.
  2. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    That's why. :shrug:

    We do, too (well, the first two at least). There's just nothing else on. TV lately reminds me of taking a trip to the voting booth: "well, this one isn't making me vomit at the moment." :(
  3. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    My mother would suggest you try reading a good book. :D
  4. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Overrated. :p
  5. Adam Richey

    Adam Richey Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    Kokomo, IN
    I am happy that Parks & Recreation is coming back, and I always get a kick out of Community too. NBC's comedy is just as good as FOX anymore in my opinion.
  6. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    When NBC executives heard the cries from the viewers for mercy, they instead gave us more of the latest "spunky dedicated nurses know better than the doctors" drama. :D

    (I haven't seen the show but couldn't resist the one-liner. ;))
  7. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    For the past few weeks, except for Sunday Night Football, NBC's high ratings have been for "The Biggest Loser" or "Law and Order: SVU" at around 8-10 million viewers and fair demos. Everything else they offer rate lower to much lower.

    About Wednesday's "Mercy", NBC entertainment president Angela Bromstad said: “This drama has found a dedicated audience and continues to build in the ratings. We've seen future episodes, and we're confident ‘Mercy’ can be a strong player for us." Actually, it hasn't changed in ratings with a typical 2.0/6 demo and 7.3 million viewers. But I guess its doing about the same as "Heroes" on Monday with a somewhat better demo 2.4/6 but only 5.6 million viewers.

    I still say that with Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday attracting 40+ million network viewers while Wednesday is running about 8 million fewer, NBC should shuffle a decent show to 8 pm Wednesday. (And I really don't understand why ABC isn't premiering "V" there instead of Tuesday against "NCIS.")
  8. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    This just another example of NBC's decent into "netlet" status. The Big Three are Fox, ABC, and CBS now.

    These are two un-funny cheep to produce sitcoms. The key word here is cheep.

    NBC go for the money stratedy seems to be that it is going to stick with failed shows for a whole year, rather than try. I think that mid-season changes at NBC will be very rare in this new era.
  9. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    That would be "HawthoRNe" if it's still on. I tried to watch one episode and it was beyond tacky.

    Maybe they could revive "Nurses" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurses_(TV_series) ] with Ada Maris, Loni Anderson and David Rasche.

  10. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    I could not disagree with you more if you're referring to Community and Parks and Recreation. Have you even watched them?

    I'm glad NBC made the right choice to keep its Thursday night lineup intact.
  11. jeffshoaf

    jeffshoaf Icon

    Jun 17, 2006
    As a competitor has said about the company I work for, NBC "is going to save themselves right out of business."

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