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Preview the CW's new series REAPER, In Showcases

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by cnmsales, Aug 31, 2007.

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  1. Kevin Dupuy

    Kevin Dupuy Godfather

    Nov 28, 2006
    My showcase expired yesterday... seems like they should have extended it until like next weekend or something...
  2. Steveknj

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    Nov 14, 2006

    I still have a hard time classifying any network that doesn't show the full 3 hour primetime block as a MAJOR network. I know FOX has been around about 20 years or so and that they have some top rated shows, but still, to me, they are not in the same strata as NBC, ABC, CBS because they don't have that third hour. I've actually been surprised that FOX hasn't added that third hour yet, but I understand that for most of their affiliates, that extra hour of local airtime is lucrative, so that must be where the resistance is.

    As for the CW, I noticed that most of their shows are now geared toward teens and 20 somethings, which is a smart move to develop an audience that will be the future TV viewers. I think that is what finally got FOX their success rather than recycling the same old thing.
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    ...looked for it last night and it was gone.

    Fox has the #1 and #2 programs consistently when they air American Idol, and they usually outperform NBC in the ratings year round.
  4. Steveknj

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    Nov 14, 2006

    Yes, I know that about FOX, which considering their success, I would think they would now have leverage to add that extra hour of programming nightly. I don't think many affiliates these days would want to lose AI from their schedule. To me, missing that hour of programming makes them only 80% of a major network. And with that extra hour, they could potentiall be #1
  5. zipbags

    zipbags Legend

    Oct 13, 2005
    Can someone tell me what Showcases is? I see it when I go to my recorded programs page.

  6. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    Used to have that problem with FOX, and to add to the irony, the "local" Reno Fox station is actually a bounce of a San Francisco station!
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